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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scurrying around your duct system. Never fear. Strand Brothers Service Experts will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through gaps 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 tear up anything they get into, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete 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 rodents and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can wind up completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Strand Brothers Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Strand Brothers Service Experts now for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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