It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:
There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it 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 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 raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many 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, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete 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 typically get into safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean eggs, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll likely 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 fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Broad Ripple Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in your ductwork, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through electrical wires and leave droppings 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 die in the ducts. This creates an unsanitary situation, and you may notice unpleasant scents.
You may think of mice due to the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside metal. Or you could actually notice one making an escape through the vents in your home. You could even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. Either way, if you suspect mice you have a couple options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each duct and checking them every morning. Or you could hire a specialist.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are removed, you should have your air ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you sick. Broad Ripple Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Broad Ripple Service Experts today or schedule online for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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