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June 30, 2021

Do You Have a Dead Rodent in Your Air Conditioning? Mandurah Expert Advice

Author: Lance Wiggers

When it comes to air conditioning, there are certain AC related tasks that don’t require any special technical training. Unfortunately, one of these is the unpleasant task of dealing with a dead rodent or other animal that’s become stuck in your AC system. In this article, we will show you how you can deal with this problem, but if it’s too much for you to handle, give us a call, and we will be happy to do it for you.

Do You Have a Dead Rodent in Your Air Conditioning

Track Down the Odour

Many people tend to use the foul odour coming from their vents as the impetus to book an air conditioning service. Mandurah owners may even know from the smell alone that some sort of small animal has died in their air conditioning system. Remember that an AC system is designed to deliver treated air throughout the home. So, it’s not surprising that a dead animal decay smell will be distributed evenly. This can make it difficult to find out where the animal is located in the air conditioning system. The animal corpse could be anywhere in the ductwork and tracking it down is the first step in the removal process.

Turn off the AC and move from room to room checking the smells as you go, if you have a decent sense of smell you may notice that the odour is stronger in a particular area. Once you’ve narrowed the area down, you can check in the vents with a torch to see if you can see a dead animal. If you’re lucky, you will spot the remains, and it will be within reach for a simple removal.

If you cannot identify the source, it could be located in a hard to reach attic or crawlspace. If this is the case, you may not be able to carry out the removal, and you should contact iBreeze for expert help. We have the experience and tools required for problematic animal corpse removal.

Remove the Remains

Now you know where the animal corpse is located it’s time to get it out of your system. This can be done with some commonly found items, and there is no need to visit any air conditioning suppliers. Mandurah residents will need items, such as a long item such as a coat hanger or broom handle, a pair of thick rubber gloves, a roll of paper kitchen towels and a good quality disinfectant spray. Put on the gloves, hook the corpse with your improvised reach tool and pull it to the vent. Pick up the carcass and place it in the bag. Then use the kitchen towels and disinfectant spray to clean and deodorize the area.

If you need any further assistance with your air conditioning Perth maintenance please call us on 95349491 or email us at – admin@ibreeze.com.au

Lance Wiggers
Lance Wiggers is the founder and managing director of iBreeze, having started the company back in 2016. His expertise spreads across air conditioning services, solar power and wood heating to provide customers with a more comfortable living or working space. Lance's tailored approach means he always chooses the solution best for your specific situation. You might have the pleasure of dealing with Lance as your first point of contact when you enquire with the iBreeze team!
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