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 if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scuttling 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 bug friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, generally 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 holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional 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 damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon 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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