Things That May Be in Your Air Ducts

Many homeowners operate under an “out of sight, out of mind” cleaning policy. As long as you can’t see the mess, you’re okay with it existing. That’s why we have junk drawers, overflowing storage closets, and in some cases, garages where the inside is best left unseen. 

While this policy works fine for the most part, there are certain areas where you should not apply this philosophy. For example, your air ducts. Just because you can’t see the inside of your air ducts, doesn’t mean they don’t need to be cleaned. 

There are many things that can be found in there… 

Dust and Debris 

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Dust inevitably filters into your home, and left untouched, it will cover just about everything. While you can easily dust off the furniture and objects throughout your home, it’s not so easy getting into your air ducts.  

Over time, piles of dust and miscellaneous debris can grow in your ducts. As air filters through them and out the vents, it can bring this extra dust with it, dirtying your air and making your home extra dusty. 

Mold and Mildew 

Mold and mildew are two types of fungi that can find their way into many places of your home. Left untreated, they’ll spread, damaging your home and posing potential health risks. 

These fungi thrive in moist, dark environments, making an air-duct the perfect place for them. The only to know it’s there is to have your ducts inspected and cleaned. 


Just like mold, most creatures that enter your home like to hide where it’s cool and dark. That makes your air ducts a great home for them. The most common living things found in air ducts would be mice or spiders, but sometimes bats, birds, and even snakes have been found there. 

Of course, they’re not always living. Sometimes, animals can get trapped in there and die. 

Either way, it’s the last thing you should want in your air ducts. 

Getting Your Air Ducts Cleaned 

Cleaning out your air ducts isn’t easy, but it’s important. That’s why it’s best left to a professional. For commercial and residential air duct cleaning in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding area, contact Air Duct Cleaning & Radon Co. today! 

Whatever might be lurking in your air ducts, we’ll take care of it. 

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