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 try and lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run 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 baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. No worries. Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A thorough duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and dry 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 have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

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

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