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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but often times dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the little guys out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Strand Brothers Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Insects and Bugs

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear a few scrambling around your duct system. Never fear. Strand Brothers Service Experts will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. Eggs, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, duct system, and behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and dry 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 find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with six-legged and eight-legged critters 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 result in completely clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a completely duct cleaning from Strand Brothers Service Experts can get rid of 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts today for a full duct cleaning to help assure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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