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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally 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 not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even think you hear a couple scrambling around your duct system. No worries. A1 Chesney 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 out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally 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 come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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