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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters 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 rid of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. No worries. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with 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 risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. 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 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 eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can result in 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 could 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 you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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