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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t exclusively what 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even think you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Never fear. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts will come to your home and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, normally 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 destroy anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A full duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically find safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. Nests mean eggs, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not all. Birds create nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts now for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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