It’s not fun to think about, but sometimes dust isn’t the only thing 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 Freschi Service Experts for a thorough 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. Freschi 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 baby clothes you’re storing in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can cause exposed wiring. That combined with the dried grass and leaves they’re likely bringing in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger 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 rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.
Birds usually find safe and sheltered 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 materials they use to construct said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a full duct cleaning from Freschi 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 have mice in the ductwork, you should take steps quickly to remove them. Mice chew through wiring and leave refuse like most rodents, but they also multiply quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the road system of your home, they eventually die in the ducts. This creates an unsanitary situation, and you may notice unpleasant scents.
You may think of mice because of the noises you hear – plenty of scratching and scrabbling along 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 suspect mice you have a couple options. You can trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each duct and checking them in the morning. Or you could hire a professional exterminator.
Once you’ve determined that the mice are gone, you really should have your ducts professionally cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been present, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you leave them in your ducts they can make you sick. Freschi Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will clean out most debris from your home’s airways.
Call Freschi Service Experts today or schedule online for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air your family is breathing is healthy and pest-free.
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