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 attempt to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear some racing around your duct system. No worries. Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and dry 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 presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a full duct cleaning from Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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