It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Golden Seal Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:
Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scampering around your duct system. Don’t worry. Golden Seal Service Experts will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing 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 manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds usually get into 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 have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. 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 totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Golden Seal 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 your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in your ducts, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring and leave refuse like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your home, they may pass away inside. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice it due to the smell.
You might suspect mice due to the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside metal. Or you might actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You might even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. Either way, if you you’re worried you have mice you have a couple options. You may trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them each morning. Or you could pay for a pest control company.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are gone, you should have your ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been living in the walls, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you and your family sick. Golden Seal Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Golden Seal Service Experts today or schedule online for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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