It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t exclusively what is in your duct system. You might hear animal noises coming from air ducts and realize you have freeloading visitors. You can pull out all the stops to lure the critters out but they may be nesting and refuse to leave their babies. Call Eveready Service Experts for a thorough duct cleaning and we will ensure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, such as:
Nothing is worse than working to kill a spider and seeing it run into an air vent. You can’t get to it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine it laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear a couple scuttling around your duct system. Fear not. Eveready Service Experts will come see you and give you a complete duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her yucky friends are good and gone. Babies, too.
When raccoons, mice, and other furry visitors find themselves in your duct system, generally through openings in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely carrying in to manufacture a nest, and that creates quite the fire hazard in your duct system, your attic, or behind your walls. A good duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call animal control to remove the furry visitors and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds typically get into safe and dry places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are bringing food to babies, and that means BUGS. If you have birds in your vents, you’ll presumably end up with bugs in your home. But that’s not the end of it. Birds construct 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 professional duct cleaning from Eveready Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other potential illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.
Mice in Air Ducts
If you’ve got mice in your air ducts, you should take steps to remove them. Mice chew through wires and leave feces like most rodents, but they also grow their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the road system of your residence, they eventually pass away inside. This creates unhealthy living conditions, and you may notice an unsavory odor.
You probably guess mice from the noise you hear – lots of scratching and scrabbling inside sheet metal. 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 droppings. Either way, if you you’re worried you have mice you have a couple choices. You may trap them yourself, by placing traps just inside each duct and checking them in the morning. Or you could pay for a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve verified that the mice are gone, you really should have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left feces in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you ignore them in your ducts they can make you and your family sick. Eveready Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will remove most debris from your home’s ventilation system.
Call Eveready Service Experts today for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.