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 all that 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 thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even think you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky 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 breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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