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How often should you have your chimney cleaned?
This depends a lot on how much you use your fireplace or stove. The National Fire Protection Association says, “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Cleaning, maintenance, and repairs shall be done if necessary.”
How long does it take to clean chimney?
Every flue is different, but on average a thorough cleaning should take about 45 minutes to an hour.
What wood is better for burning?
Good dry and well seasoned wood like fir is best.
What is creosote?
Creosote is a combination of particles that result from incomplete combustion, vapors, steam, and soot. The mix is carried up the flue in the smoke and adheres to chimney walls. Smoke which is moist, humid and warm, full of combustion by-products is deposited onto the walls of a cold chimney just like warm breath on cold glass. Simply put condensation. These deposits continue to grow in the presence of smoke forming creosote.
What is air duct cleaning?
Air Duct Cleaning is a service that will clean the dirt, dust, insects parts, and general grime that accumulates in your HVAC air duct system, and circulates around your home when you run your furnace or central air conditioner.
Will there be any dust flying around my home?
No, with the suction right at the source of the brushing, it creates a low pressure within the duct collecting the dust right away. We also cover all the registers to help with suction and keep the dust out of your home.
What do I have to do to prepare for the duct cleaning?
We ask you to please move any furniture away from both hot and cold air registers so our technicians can do their work easily and efficiently with damaging any of your belongings.
Can you sanitize my air ducts?
Yes, we can provide this service. After duct cleaning, the system is cleaned using an anti-microbial treatment that is fogged into your air duct system and circulated by your system’s air blower.
How often should I get my air ducts cleaned?
Cleaning intervals depend on your family’s sensitivity to dust, pollen, dirt and pet dander, as well as, the type of air filter you use with your furnace. Intervals will vary. However, the average is once every three to four years, more often if you have pets.
What are the benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning?
- Dryer Vent Cleaning Cleans Lint Build-Up in Dryer Vents
When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow becomes restricted. This causes your dryer to work harder and use more energy. This means higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down. Appliance repairs and/or replacement can be expensive. You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
- Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Energy Bills
When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow is greatly restricted, which causes your dryer to run longer. This uses unnecessary energy, which also drives up your utility bills and puts your appliance at great risk for a break down.
- Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Fire Hazards
Failure to clean the dryer vent is the cause of most of residential fires. In fact, your clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than your furnace, stove, and chimney combined. Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home.