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 critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it 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 spider babies. You may even swear you hear some scurrying around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed 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 attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could 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 make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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