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 try and lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for a complete duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

Not much is worse than trying to kill a spider and seeing it escape into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider eggs. You may even believe you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. Never fear. Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will come out and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including seasonal decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That combined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and that creates quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and sheltered 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 discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to construct said nest, it can wind up totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with rodents, a professional duct cleaning from Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

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

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