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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can attempt 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 rid of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Never fear. 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 creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, 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 bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can end up completely 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 might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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