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 all that is in your duct system. You can attempt 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 thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching is escape into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a couple 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 creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a completely duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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