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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can try and 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 assure your duct system is rid of all these nasty house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and sheltered 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 probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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