One of our correct buyers called me last week, because they heard a noise coming from the ductwork! When buyers tell me that they hear noises in the ductwork, the first thing I think about is mice or other vermin! They make small sounds as they scurry through the ductwork, but they rarely leave several telltale signs.
I was expecting to find some style of critter inside of the ductwork; As soon as I arrived at the customer’s home, she told me that she believed the noise was terrible.
Apparently, 1 of her children had a gerbil plus it got out of its cage. They have not seen the gerbil in several weeks, plus the noises in the ductwork started shortly after the disappearance of the small rodent. I carefully made our way into the attic, so I could listen to all of the areas where ductwork is present. It only took a few hours for me to hear the same sound that our buyer was listening to. I found the noise coming from a small piece of ductwork that’s over the master study room. I had to cut into the duct toil to find the critter, plus he ran away from me time plus time again. Both of us finally coaxed the small critter out of the ductwork. I recommended that the buyer has a full cleaning performed on the ductwork, so both of us could detach any residual mess from the critter. The buyer agreed plus tied up the repair for next week. I am blissful she will not have to listen to that sound anymore. I think that is annoying to hear in the middle of the night.