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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to assemble said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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