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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals 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 that creates quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally get into 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 presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to create said nest, it can end up completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a completely duct cleaning from Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

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

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