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 exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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