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 the only thing that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys 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 make sure your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. No worries. 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 bug friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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