The discovery of a dead rat, mouse or small rodent in a home's ductwork is not pleasant for a homeowner, then it often leaves you with an unpleasant stink and a lot of mess to clean up. Although the animal died in your ducts, the smell is likely to seep into your home and cause your entire home to stink. If this occurs in your home, you are wondering where the stink is coming from and how to get rid of it? Even though it's best to have a professional handle this style of situation, there are some things you can do if a small animal dies in your ductwork. Usually, the stink of the decomposing rodent will alert you to the problem, but when you notice a stink, it could mean that an animal died in your basement, attic, crawlspace, or ductwork. However, the only way to discover where it died is to just follow the scent, then remove the animal if it can be seen. If you don't see it instantly, you may need to consider hiring a professional to find a locale to dispose of the animal. When they die, they often crawl into nooks or dark corners, or even into insulation, making it extremely hard to find them, and once found, it will need to be carefully removed. Prepare supplies such as a garbage bag, rubber gloves, paper towels, and disinfectant spray. Following the removal of the animal and cleaning of the area, you should take follow-up action, but you should have a thorough inspection performed of your system and ductwork to determine how the animal entered the system. It's pressing to find them in order to avoid another animal getting into your ductwork, and to increase your system's energy efficiency. You may also want to have your ducts professionally cleaned. As a result, any lingering smells will be removed and you will be assured that there are no bacteria or viruses left behind, even though this is a problem you can actually solve on your own, you can see why it would be helpful and even necessary to hire a professional to assist you.

The discovery of a dead rat, mouse or small rodent in a home's ductwork is not pleasant for a homeowner, then it often leaves you with an unpleasant stink and a lot of mess to clean up. Although the animal died in your ducts, the smell is likely to seep into your home and cause your entire home to stink. If this occurs in your home, you are wondering where the stink is coming from and how to get rid of it? Even though it's best to have a professional handle this style of situation, there are some things you can do if a small animal dies in your ductwork. Usually, the stink of the decomposing rodent will alert you to the problem, but when you notice a stink, it could mean that an animal died in your basement, attic, crawlspace, or ductwork. However, the only way to discover where it died is to just follow the scent, then remove the animal if it can be seen. If you don't see it instantly, you may need to consider hiring a professional to find a locale to dispose of the animal. When they die, they often crawl into nooks or dark corners, or even into insulation, making it extremely hard to find them, and once found, it will need to be carefully removed. Prepare supplies such as a garbage bag, rubber gloves, paper towels, and disinfectant spray. Following the removal of the animal and cleaning of the area, you should take follow-up action, but you should have a thorough inspection performed of your system and ductwork to determine how the animal entered the system. It's pressing to find them in order to avoid another animal getting into your ductwork, and to increase your system's energy efficiency. You may also want to have your ducts professionally cleaned. As a result, any lingering smells will be removed and you will be assured that there are no bacteria or viruses left behind, even though this is a problem you can actually solve on your own, you can see why it would be helpful and even necessary to hire a professional to assist you.

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