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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is rid of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than aiming 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 lay in bed and imagine it laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear some scuttling around your duct system. No worries. Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A thorough 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 has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, 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 bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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