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 all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is 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 thing laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a couple scurrying around your duct system. Never fear. Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to create a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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