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 attempt to lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things 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 lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Fear not. Stevenson 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 bug friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a professional duct cleaning from Stevenson 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 the vents or attics.

Call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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