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

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and notice you have unwanted guests. You can try and lure the creatures out but they may not leave their babies if they are nesting. Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is rid of all these nasty house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lay in your room and imagine it laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a couple racing around your duct system. Fear not. Rob's Albertan Service Experts will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and ensure that spider and any of her bug friends are out of there. The offspring, too.

Rodents

When rats, squirrels, and other wildlife make a home in your duct system, generally through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can ruin anything they get into, including holiday decorations or old toys you’re saving in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to manufacture a nest, and now you have quite the fire risk in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A thorough duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds usually get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean babies, which means they are feeding babies, and that means BUGS. If you find birds in your vents, you’ll probably end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can end up fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a thorough duct cleaning from Rob's Albertan Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If you’ve got mice in your home’s air ducts, you should take steps to remove them. Mice chew through electrical wires and leave refuse like all rodents, but they also grow their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your house, they may pass away inside. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice an unsavory odor.

You might guess mice due to the sounds you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling in air ducts. Or you could actually see one making an escape into the air vents in your walls. You may even confirm their status by inspecting the ducts for mice droppings. If you suspect mice you have a couple options. You may trap them yourself, by setting traps on the interior of each vent and checking them each morning. Or you might decide to hire a specialist.

Once you have verified that the mice are gone, you will need to have your ductwork expertly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice feces are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you and your family sick. Rob's Albertan Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s airways.

Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts now for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air you are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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