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

You don’t want to think about it, but often times dust isn’t all that is in your duct system. You might have heard animal noises coming from air ducts and realize you have freeloading guests. You can pull out all the stops to lure the creatures out but if they’re nesting they may not leave their babies. Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts for a comprehensive duct cleaning and we will make sure your duct system is rid of all these uninvited house guests, including:

Creepy-Crawlies

Nothing is worse than trying to kill a spider and watching it run 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 spider babies. You may even swear you hear a few scurrying around your duct system. No worries. Winnipeg Supply Service Experts will come see you and give you a full duct cleaning and assure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are evicted. The offspring, 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 several issues. First, wildlife can leave droppings behind and can tear up anything they come across, including holiday decorations or old baby clothes you’re keeping in your attic. Second, those little guys tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely taking in to create a nest, and now you have quite the fire danger in your attic, behind your walls, and in your duct system. A complete duct cleaning can eliminate rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call animal control to remove the rodents and perhaps an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds normally look for safe and sheltered places to nestand your air vents are perfect. Nests mean baby birds, which means they are finding food for 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 the end of it. Birds assemble 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, stopping any airflow. As with our furry friends, a full duct cleaning from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts can get rid of any droppings, feathers, or other likely illness-carrying leave-behinds. You could also need animal control to actually remove the birds from your vents or attics.

Mice in Air Ducts

If you have mice in your home’s air ducts, you should take steps to quickly remove them. Mice nibble on wiring and leave refuse like most rodents, but they also grow their population quickly. And when they run around in the ducts, treating it like the beltway of your residence, they may die in there. This creates a health hazard, and you may notice unpleasant scents.

You may think of mice due to the noise you hear – some scratching and scrabbling along ducts. Or you might actually see one making an escape through the air vents in your home. You could even confirm their passage by inspecting the ducts for mice feces. Either way, if you you’re worried you have mice you have a couple choices. You may trap them yourself, by placing traps on the interior of each duct and checking them every morning. Or you can contract a professional exterminator.

If you have determined that the mice are gone, you really should have your air ducts thoroughly cleaned by an HVAC company. If mice have been there, they will have left droppings in your ducts. Mice droppings are toxic, and if you don’t remove them from your ducts they can make you and your family sick. Winnipeg Supply Service Experts offers duct cleaning services that will eliminate most debris from your home’s air ducts.

Call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts soon for a thorough duct cleaning to help ensure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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