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

It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and fear you have unwelcome guests. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, such as: 

Insects and Bugs 

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Fear not. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. 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 several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A full 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 mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring. 

Birds 

Birds normally get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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. 

Mice in Air Ducts 

If you have mice in the ductwork, you should take steps to remove them. Mice gnaw wires and leave feces like all rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your residence, they usually pass away inside. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice it due to the smell. 
 
You probably suspect mice due to the noises you hear – some scratching and scrabbling along air ducts. Or you might actually see one making an escape into the heating vents in your house. You may even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. If you you’re worried you have mice you have a couple options. You may trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them each morning. Or you might decide to pay for a pest control company. 
 
Once you have determined that the mice are gone, you should have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, they will have left mice refuse in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you ignore them in your ducts they can make you sick. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s airways. 

Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today or schedule online for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.