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

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A thorough duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a full duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

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

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