Monthly Archives April 2014

Homeowners rarely examine their chimneys apart from a quick glance at the exterior. While a chimney may seem like one home feature that doesn’t require regular maintenance, a closer inspection often reveals otherwise. Soot and other particulate matter can build up on the interior of your chimney and any blockage can lead to smoke entering your house, or worse. Whether you use your fireplace three times a year or fifty, chimney cleaning needs to be a regular component of your home maintenance efforts. Soot buildup is normal for any chimney. The natural result of burning wood, soot can accumulate on the inner walls of the chimney and on the chimney cap. Over time, this can lead to reduced airflow. A clean chimney has a reduced presence of soot, which means better performance and less risk for smoke intake. However, it’s not just soot you need to worry about. Creosote is another substance that is often found on the inner walls of chimneys. Another byproduct of smoke, creosote is even more problematic than soot. This is because it is flammable and excessive creosote buildup will not merely reduce the airflow; it can actually start a fire. If you don’t have a chimney cap, soot and creosote may be the least of your problems. Chimneys without a protective cap often have a problem with debris intake and in some cases, animals can get into the chimney as well. Bird nests have been known to start fires in chimneys. Dry leaves and other
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It is very important to ensure the air that we breathe while we are indoors at work, home or in any other enclosed space is of good quality. Without good indoor air quality, the health of your family can be compromised, especially those with allergies or those sensitive to dust. There is a way to keep your indoor air quality good, have your air ducts cleaned professionally. Dirty Air Ducts There are a lot of factors that can cause dirty air ducts. Besides dust and debris that can clog air ducts and effect indoor air quality, vermin such as rats, insects and squirrels can also exist. The animal feces can also cause major health problems and effect the quality of the air you breathe. Mold can also form on the metal surfaces as well as other components of air ducts. Not only will cleaning your ducts improve the health of those who live in the home or work in the business, but it will also improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. Professional Air Duct Cleaning The best way to clean your air ducts is to hire a company to clean them professionally. Our company has equipment that is specialized to handle air duct cleaning with upmost efficiency and quality. Our air duct cleaning truck is equipped with a powerful vacuum, which is capable of cleaning air ducts easily and completely. We will also disassemble and clean the blower fan, which will ensure that your HVAC system is running tip
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The air ducts in your home serve a pretty important function. Just think of them as awesome hollow tunnels that carry the hot and cold air through every room in your home. Over time they can collect dust, mold, bacteria and other microorganisms and debris so they need to be cleaned periodically. A clean air duct will ensure that all of that dust isn’t floating around your home and contributing to the overall cleanliness. Not to mention that if you have a member of your family that suffers from any allergies they might be paying a hefty price for all of that dust as well. Most recommendations agree that it is a good idea to have the ducts in your home cleaned about every three to five years. There are a couple of other times where a duct cleaning is a good idea. You should also have the job done when you move into a new home. If you’ve recently finished a home remodel project you should have your ducts cleaned as well to ensure that sawdust and other particles have not entered the ducts and are traveling around your home through your duct system. If you have made the decision that it’s time to have your ducts cleaned you’ll want to make sure you contact a certified duct cleaner that knows how to do a good, thorough job. Our staff of professionals is experts at making sure your airways are as clean as possible. We have all of the
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