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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally through openings in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a professional duct cleaning from Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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