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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, 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 critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Coastal Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is clear of all these uninvited house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it escape into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the thing laying all those spider eggs. You may even swear you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. Coastal Service Experts 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 raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely carrying in to create a nest, and now there’s quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A complete duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you might also need to call animal control to remove the mice, squirrels, or other wildlife and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds assemble nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Coastal Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Call Coastal Service Experts today for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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