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

June 06, 2016

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 if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call D & K Heating Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure 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 the spider 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 rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving 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 attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from D & K Heating Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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