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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Peitz 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:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in 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 danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably 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 great amount of stuff they use to build said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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