Pesky Pests In My Ductwork
While you might clean your home on a regular basis to avoid having pests, you may forget that rodents, spiders and other vermin can hide in a building’s ductwork. It is essential to clean your home’s ductwork each season by removing the vent covers. Some vent covers are easy to pull up from the floor so that you can use a broom or cloth to reach inside to remove cobwebs and other debris. If you have a vacuum cleaner that has a special attachment, then you can insert it into the vent to suction dirt. You can also wash the vent covers in a sink to remove a buildup of grime. To remove the vent covers on walls, you must have an assortment of screwdrivers to remove the screws so that you can clean the areas behind the metal vents.
How Can a Heating and Cooling Company Eliminate Pests?
While this seasonal chore requires a lot of time, it can help to prevent an infestation of pests such as mice or cockroaches. However, you also need to maintain your home’s air conditioner and furnace by changing the devices’ filters once a month. By keeping your home’s ventilation system and climate-control equipment in the best condition, you will rarely have pests in the ductwork. When you do have a massive pest infestation in a home, you should contact a heating and cooling company for assistance. An exterminator can apply pesticides to your home to eliminate many types of insect or spider pests, and he might use humane traps to capture rodents, but he can’t clean a home’s ductwork.
Dirty Ductwork Can Lead To a Variety Of Problems
Not only can your home’s ductwork have disgusting rats or black widow spiders, but also, pests leave filth inside the ventilation system. Rodents will defecate in the ductwork, and insects will shed exoskeletons or other types of debris that will filter into your home’s air. If you have allergies, then having rodent fur and insect debris in your home can lead to a variety of symptoms, including:
- Respiratory difficulties
- Itchy eyes
- Skin rashes
- Sinus congestion
Fortunately, a heating and cooling company’s technicians can clean your home’s ductwork in only a few hours. By using industrial-strength suctioning machines, a technician can remove large amounts of debris from a home’s ventilation system, leading to better airflow and cleaner air.
Call Our Heating and Cooling Company
The removal of debris from ductwork can eliminate many of your allergy systems, and it can help reduce the cost of cooling and heating a home. In addition, a technician can inspect your home’s ductwork to determine if there are additional problems such as holes or cracks in the ventilation system. If your home has degraded ductwork, then you are cooling or heating the wall spaces or attics, leading to huge utility bills each month. Call Glenmont Heating & Air Conditioning in Rockville, Md., today at 301-468-2665 for high-quality ductwork cleaning services.