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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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