It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted visitors. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Robinson Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these uninvited house guests, such as:
Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the thing laying all those spider babies. You may even think you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. Don’t worry. Robinson Service Experts will come out and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her bug friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
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 several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or old toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire hazard in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds normally get into safe and warm places to nest, like your air vents. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you discover birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of leaves and grass they use to construct said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Robinson Service Experts can remove any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
If you’ve got mice in your home’s ducts, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through electrical wires and leave refuse like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the highway of your home, they may pass away inside. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice an unsavory odor.
You probably guess mice because of the noise you hear – plenty of scratching and scrabbling along ductwork. Or you may actually spot one making an escape through the vents in your home. You may even confirm their presence by inspecting the ducts for mice leavings. Either way, if you you’re worried you have mice you have a couple options. You could trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each duct and checking them every morning. Or you could hire a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are gone, you should have your ductwork professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice leavings are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make your household sick. Robinson Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Robinson Service Experts today or schedule online for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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