Pests are a major problem in many businesses and homes. Failure to get rid of the pests may result in damages, not only to your property such as termites that eat you out of house and home. Pests can get into a commercial buildings or to a home due to many reasons. A poor HVAC system that has been badly maintained is one of the reasons. There is a probability that pests will get to your house if it is located near some wetlands, or in pest infested places such as raccoons, rats, fleas, and so much more. Your home could have standing water issues and pest infestations such as termite infestations and carpenter ants can begin within the crawl space. These Pests can cause many problems when they get into the air conditioning unit and its components as they spread disease and bacteria through the air conditioning system. The following are some of the dangers of pests in air conditioning units.
Damage To Your Home
Pests cause a lot of damage to the air conditioning components. They move around the components forming a nest on them. This makes the air conditioning system need some system replacements or expensive repairs. Pests can also cause damage to the home as they enter the structure through the HVAC systems as in the case of termites and the cost for termite control could be very high. The damage that pests cause to the air conditioning system has a negative impact on the resale value due to a faster depreciation of the system.
Indoor Air Quality Issues and Effects On Health
An invasion of pests in the air conditioning system may cause a lot of air quality issues. They can be due to the pesticides or dead pests. A bad odor may be caused by dead pests, droppings or other pest debris left in the air conditioning system. The odors produced by the pests move to your home as conditioned air flows through the duct system. One may also use pesticides as they try to get rid of the pests. The chemicals in the pesticides reduce the quality of air in your business or home.
Health problems From Pests Within Your Air Conditioning
There are a lot of health problems that come along when pests get to the HVAC system. This is risky to your employees, family, yourself and other occupants. The pesticides used to deal with the pest infestation can cause irritation to the throat, nose and eyes. In severe cases, the chemicals in the pesticides can destroy the liver, kidneys and also the central nervous system. They can also increase the risk of getting cancer.
Many pests are common allergens. When the pests are infested in your air conditioning system, occupants are exposed to allergens that can cause either minor or severe symptom. When the pests nest in the air conditioning vents or condensers, then everyone around is exposed to the danger. One can be harmed when they are bitten by a rodent or when stung by a bee.
As the air circulates through the air conditioning system, the pest debris cycle and this may contaminate businesses or homes with droppings, dander, and other pest debris. Exposing yourself to this may exacerbate respiratory problems such as asthma.
When your HVAC system gets damaged due to pest infestations, you are advised to consult an HVAC professional to do the repairs, a pest control company to take care of pests and someone who can disinfect your home holistically and clean the air you breathe. They will also advise you on how they can install a pest proof to your air conditioning system. They prevent the pests from entering the HVAC.