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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Air Engineers Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than working 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 lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Fear not. Air Engineers Service Experts will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves 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 professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents 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 baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Air Engineers Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Air Engineers Service Experts today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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