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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is rid of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it run into your air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear some scampering around your duct system. No worries. Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That joined with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire risk in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to create said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of 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.

Call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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