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 all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, generally 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 come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and sheltered places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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