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

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and realize you have unwelcome tenants. 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 comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear some racing around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including seasonal decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually 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 probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If there are mice in your ductwork, you should take steps to remove them. Mice gnaw wiring and leave droppings like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your house, they may pass away inside. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice unpleasant scents.

You might think of mice from the sounds you hear – some scratching and scrabbling in ducts. Or you may actually see one making an escape into the heating vents in your house. You may even confirm their passage by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. If you think there’s mice you have some choices. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps inside each duct and checking them every morning. Or you can contract a specialist.

Once you have verified that the mice are exterminated, you really should have your air ducts expertly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left mice refuse in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you ignore them in your ducts they can make your household sick. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers duct cleaning services that will eliminate most debris from your home’s ventilation system.

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

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