You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and fear you have unwelcome guests. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:
Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. You can’t get to it 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 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 creepy-crawly friends are evicted. The offspring, too.
When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, 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 hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds typically look for safe and warm 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 find birds in your vents, you’ll probably 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 assemble 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 possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.
Mice in Air Ducts
If there are mice in your air ducts, you should take steps to quickly remove them. Mice nibble on wiring and leave droppings like all rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your home, they may die in the ducts. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice unpleasant scents.
You probably suspect mice because of the sounds you hear – some scratching and scrabbling along sheet metal. Or you could actually see one making an escape through the heating vents in your house. You might even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. Either way, if you think there’s mice you have a couple options. You can trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them each morning. Or you could pay for a specialist.
Once you have verified that the mice are gone, you really should have your ductwork professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you sick. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s air ducts.
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.