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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into the air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally find safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean eggs, which means they are feeding 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 create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible 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 today for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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