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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can try and lure the little guys 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 assure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a few scampering around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning now for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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