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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into an 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 spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard 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 a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to assemble said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely 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 now for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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