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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the creatures out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. No worries. Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, generally through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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