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 try and lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into an 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 swear you hear some scrambling around your duct system. Fear not. Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to assemble said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning now for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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