You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Longmont Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, including:
There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Longmont Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Longmont Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove 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.
If you’ve got mice in the ductwork, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring and leave feces like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your home, they usually die in there. This creates an unsanitary situation, and you may notice an unsavory odor.
You might suspect mice because of the noise you hear – plenty of scratching and scrabbling along walls. Or you might actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You might even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice droppings. Either way, if you think there’s mice you have some options. You can trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them every morning. Or you could contract a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are exterminated, you will need to have your air ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left mice refuse in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make your household sick. Longmont Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Longmont Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today or schedule online for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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