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 all that is in your duct system. You can attempt to lure the little guys out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Levy & Son Service Experts for a complete duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is clear of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than aiming to kill a spider and seeing it escape into an 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 baby spiders. You may even think you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Fear not. Levy & Son Service Experts will come out and give you a complete duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through holes in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A full duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the furry visitors and maybe an electrician if there was any wire damage.

Birds

Birds usually look for safe and dry places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. 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 six-legged and eight-legged critters in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds build nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to construct said nest, it can result in totally clogging a vent, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a thorough duct cleaning from Levy & Son 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 Levy & Son Service Experts soon for a full duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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