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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, 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 ensure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear some scrambling around your duct system. No worries. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove 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 possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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