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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Comfortech 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, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a few scampering around your duct system. Never fear. Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can eliminate 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 has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find 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 vast amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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