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 attempt to lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Church Services for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than aiming 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 believe you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Church Services will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are evicted. Babies, 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 destroy anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A professional duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds normally find safe and warm 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 have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably 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 stuff they use to assemble said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Church Services can remove 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 the vents or attics.

Call Church Services today 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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