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 attempt to lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, such as:

Bugs and Insects

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear some racing around your duct system. Fear not. Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That joined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now there’s quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find 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 vast amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate 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 Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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