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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scurrying around your duct system. Never fear. All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for 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 all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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