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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear some scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including Christmas 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 joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean eggs, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds build 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, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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