The discovery of a dead rat, mouse or small rodent in a home's HVAC duct is not pleasant for a homeowner, and it often leaves you with an unpleasant stink and a lot of mess to clean up. Although the animal died in your ducts, the stink is likely to seep into your home and cause your entire home to stink. If this occurs in your home, you are definitely 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 type of situation, there are some things you can do if a small animal dies in your HVAC duct, usually the stink of the decomposing animal will alert you to the problem, then when you notice a stink, it could mean that an animal died in your basement, attic, crawlspace, or HVAC duct. However, the only way to discover where it died is to just follow the scent. Remove the animal if it can be seen. If you don't see it immediately, you may need to consider hiring a professional to find a locale to dispose of the animal. When animals die, they often crawl into nooks or dark corners, or even into insulation, making it difficult to find them. Once found, it will need to be carefully removed, then 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, and you should have a thorough inspection performed of your plan and HVAC duct to determine how the animal entered the system. It's important to find them in order to avoid another animal getting into your HVAC duct, 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 concern you can definitely 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 HVAC duct is not pleasant for a homeowner, and it often leaves you with an unpleasant stink and a lot of mess to clean up. Although the animal died in your ducts, the stink is likely to seep into your home and cause your entire home to stink. If this occurs in your home, you are definitely 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 type of situation, there are some things you can do if a small animal dies in your HVAC duct, usually the stink of the decomposing animal will alert you to the problem, then when you notice a stink, it could mean that an animal died in your basement, attic, crawlspace, or HVAC duct. However, the only way to discover where it died is to just follow the scent. Remove the animal if it can be seen. If you don't see it immediately, you may need to consider hiring a professional to find a locale to dispose of the animal. When animals die, they often crawl into nooks or dark corners, or even into insulation, making it difficult to find them. Once found, it will need to be carefully removed, then 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, and you should have a thorough inspection performed of your plan and HVAC duct to determine how the animal entered the system. It's important to find them in order to avoid another animal getting into your HVAC duct, 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 concern you can definitely 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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