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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but occasionally dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Donelson Air Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is clear of all these nasty house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit in your room and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear some racing around your duct system. Don’t worry. Donelson Air Service Experts will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually find safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. 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 bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to build said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from Donelson Air Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Donelson Air Service Experts today for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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