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 attempt to lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even think you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. Never fear. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons 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 leave you with exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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