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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. 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 probably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can wind up fully clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, A Service Experts Company today for a full duct cleaning to help ensure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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