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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Never fear. Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a professional duct cleaning from Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Peachtree 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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