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 all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

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 baby spiders. You may even think you hear a couple scrambling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for 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 build nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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