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 all that is in your duct system. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call McKinley Heating Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these unwanted house guests, such as:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lay in bed and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even swear you hear a few scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. McKinley Heating Service Experts will come see you and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her yucky friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That joined with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are finding food for babies, and that means BUGS. If you have 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 create nests in your vents, and given the large amount of stuff they use to create said nest, it can end up totally clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a completely duct cleaning from McKinley Heating Service Experts can remove 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts today for a complete duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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