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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a couple racing around your duct system. No worries. 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 out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., 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 animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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