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 pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even think you hear some scurrying around your duct system. No worries. Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, commonly through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate 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 air vents or attics.

Call Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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