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

June 06, 2016

It’s not fun to think about, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You can try and lure the critters out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Norrell Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will assure your duct system is free of all these nasty house guests, such as:

Bugs and Insects

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run into an air vent. It’s out of reach now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those spider babies. You may even swear you hear some scuttling around your duct system. Don’t worry. Norrell Service Experts will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are good and gone. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, usually through gaps in the duct work and fractures in the foundation or home exterior, it causes multiple issues. First, squirrels, mice, or raccoons can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they encounter, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, animals tend to chew, which can result in exposed wiring. That mixed with the dried leaves and twigs they’re likely taking in to build a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A full duct cleaning can remove rodent droppings or nests, but you may also need to call a professional animal removal company to remove the furry visitors and possibly an electrician if there was any damage to the wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm places to nestand your air vents meet that criteria. 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 all. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the large amount of materials they use to create said nest, it can result in fully clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with rodents, a completely duct cleaning from Norrell Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You might also need a professional wildlife removal company to actually remove the birds from the vents or attics.

Call Norrell Service Experts now for a complete duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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