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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear some racing around your duct system. Fear not. McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now there’s quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually find 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 discover birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning now for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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