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

June 06, 2016

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning soon for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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