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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear some scrambling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a complete duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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