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 try and lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than aiming to kill a spider and watching is escape into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a couple scampering around your duct system. Never fear. BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, animals 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 good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and perhaps an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and dry places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean baby birds, 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 creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the great amount of leaves and grass they use to build said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a full duct cleaning from BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today for a complete duct cleaning to help assure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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