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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the critters out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

Nothing is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing 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 couple scurrying around your duct system. No worries. Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, normally through holes in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A professional duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

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

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