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 Komfort Air for a thorough duct cleaning and we will confirm your duct system is free of all these unwelcome house guests, including:

Insects and Bugs

Not much is worse than working to kill a spider and watching it run into the air vent. It’s impossible to get it now and all you can do is lie in bed and imagine the spider laying all those baby spiders. You may even believe you hear a few racing around your duct system. Fear not. Komfort Air will come to your home and give you a thorough duct cleaning and make sure that spider and any of her creepy-crawly friends are out of there. Babies, too.

Rodents

When rodents make their way into your duct system, commonly through gaps in the duct work and breaks in the foundation or home exterior, it causes several issues. First, furry critters can leave droppings behind and can destroy anything they encounter, including Christmas decorations or baby toys you’re storing in your attic. Second, rodents tend to chew, which can leave you with exposed wiring. That mixed with the twigs and dried grass they’re likely bringing 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 remove rodent droppings or nests, but you could also need to call an expert wildlife removal company to remove the rodents and possibly an electrician if there has been any damage to wiring.

Birds

Birds typically look for safe and warm 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 find birds in your vents, you’ll likely end up with creepy-crawlies in your home. But that’s not the worst part. Birds construct nests in your vents, and given the great amount of stuff they use to construct said nest, it can result in completely clogging a vent, preventing any airflow. As with mice, squirrels, etc., a thorough duct cleaning from Komfort Air can remove any droppings, feathers, or other possible illness-carrying leave-behinds. You may also need an expert animal removal company to actually remove the birds from air vents or attics.

Call Komfort Air soon for a thorough duct cleaning to help make sure the air you and your loved ones are breathing is healthy and pest-free.

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