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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. No worries. Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can end up completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a thorough duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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