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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. You can’t get to 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 some scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard 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 a professional animal removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll presumably 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 assemble said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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