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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that 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 comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. No worries. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate 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 today for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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