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

It’s unpleasant to consider, 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 be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call D & K Heating Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. No worries. D & K Heating Service Experts will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including seasonal 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 dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from D & K Heating Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call D & K Heating Service Experts today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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