It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You may hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Chief/Bauer Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:
Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Chief/Bauer Service Experts will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds normally get into safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Chief/Bauer Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in your home’s air ducts, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring and leave feces like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your home, they usually die in there. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice unpleasant scents.
You may suspect mice because of the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling along ductwork. Or you may actually see one making an escape through the vents in your home. You may even confirm their passage by inspecting the ducts for mice droppings. Either way, if you think there’s mice you have two options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them each morning. Or you could hire a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are removed, you should have your ductwork professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you don’t remove them from your ducts they can make your household sick. Chief/Bauer Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Chief/Bauer Service Experts today or schedule online for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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