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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even think you hear a few racing around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including seasonal 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 create a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove 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 typically look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the large amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing 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 might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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