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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than aiming 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 lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally find safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not all. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, 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 may also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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