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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can try and 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 make sure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. 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 good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, 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 animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning now for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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