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

June 06, 2016

It’s unpleasant to consider, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing that is in your duct system. You can attempt to 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 make sure your duct system is rid of all these unwelcome house guests, for instance:

Creepy-Crawlies

There are few things worse than trying to kill a spider and watching is escape into your air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is sit on the couch and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even believe you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. Rob's Albertan Service Experts will come see you and give you a complete 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 cracks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes many issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they get into, including Christmas 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 combined with the dried grass and leaves 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 good duct cleaning can get rid of rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and maybe an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically get into safe and warm 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 likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the vast amount of materials they use to assemble said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, obstructing any airflow. As with our furry friends, a completely 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 your vents or attics.

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

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