What's Crawling Around in Your Home's Air Ducts?

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning now for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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