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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but occasionally dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying 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 it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Comfort Masters 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 yucky friends are evicted. Babies, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, rodents can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely bringing in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean baby birds, 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 all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a professional duct cleaning from Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can eliminate any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Comfort Masters 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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