The extra dust is just waiting to be released back into your home, potentially making you or your family sick. If enough of this dust builds up, it will start to reduce the efficiency of your air duct. This means it’ll start affecting how well your air conditioning works in your home. Your AC will have to work harder and longer, meaning more money out of your pocket. Keeping your air ducts clean is important. Important for the health of your family and important for your wallet. If you’re in need of an air duct cleaning, give us a call.
When to get your air duct cleaned
Now, how will you know if your air ducts need cleaning? They aren’t the most visible part of your house, to be fair. It can be easy to forget to check on them. For one thing, you should get your air ducts cleaned on occasion. About every few years. If it’s been a few years, it’s a safe bet to just get them cleaned. There are also some warning signs of when you need to get them cleaned. Here are some: dust visible in the ducts, an increase of dust around your home, overall respiratory discomfort.
The first of those three is the surefire way to know but it’s also the most out of the way. Especially depending on where your vents are located. The other two are things that if you notice in your daily life, might mean it’s time to check. With the respiratory discomfort, it could be an increase in allergies as you have a build-up of pollen in your home. It could also be coughing and sneezing due to dust irritating you more often. If your home was recently constructed or went through some major remodeling, also think about getting an air duct cleaning. Construction can fill your ducts with debris that’ll need to be cleaned out. If you’re still unsure of whether you need a cleaning, give us a call. We’ll help you out in person or over the phone.
Air duct Cleaning Process
You know have an idea of when to get your air ducts cleaned. This is what you can expect the process to be like and how long it will take. This is what we can do for you. We’ll have to turn off your AC before we can start. The cleaning process starts with us hooking into an access point of your ventilation system with a vacuum. This is what will catch most of the debris when we start to clean. We’ll then go around to the vents in your home and clean from there. A lot of this cleaning involves breaking up the dust build up and blowing it towards the vacuum tube. Overall, you can expect this process to take a few hours at most. This will at most only take a day of your time every few years.
Cleaning your air ducts is important for saving yourself money and keeping the air quality in your home good. This isn’t something you’ll need to constantly have done but you should still have it in mind. If you notice an increase of dust around your home and in your vents, consider giving us a call. We’ll give your air ducts a thorough clean. You’ll be able to take a breath in your own home without having to worry. This is a promise we can make to you. We want to ensure you live healthily and don’t have to worry about the dust build up in your ducts.
Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning
What is your dryer vent? Your dryer vent is the vent that expels the moist air from your clothes dryer outside. Your dryer uses this moist, hot air to dry your clothes. It has the important job of keeping this air out of your house once it has done its job. Failing to keep this vent clean can be disastrous. Unclean dryer vents are actually fire-hazards. The dryer vent is pushing out hot air and most of what gets caught in it is lint. Lint is very flammable and can be lit just by the hot air.
If there’s enough lint blocked up, it can potentially turn into a fire. On top of this, moist air is not good for your household as it can damage and cause mold growth. It’s not good if it isn’t being blown out of your house. Lint blockage from not keeping this vent clean will also affect the efficiency of the dryer. If the dryer has resistance as it’s blowing air out, it’ll take longer for it to do its job. Keeping your dryer vent clean is incredibly important for a variety of reasons. We can do this vital service for you. We want to make sure your house is safe and clean.
When To Get Your Dryer Vent Cleaned
When should you get your dryer vent cleaned? Dryer vents should be cleaned every once in a while. Once a year is fine for smaller households but larger households should consider doing it every six months. However, there are some indicators of when you need to get them cleaned immediately. What to look for: longer loads, a burning smell, a hot dryer, and lint build up on the vent opening. Most of these are symptoms of lint build up in the dryer vent such as longer loads and burning smells.
Some of these seem like minor inconveniences but you can’t leave these be. The risk of a fire starting means you can’t ignore these warning signs. Even if a fire doesn’t break out, this blockage is not good for the overall health of your dryer. Keep these warning signs in mind as well how often your household uses your dryer in a week. Those will give you an idea if it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned. Give us a call if it’s been a while since you’ve gotten your dryer vent cleaned. Or if you notice some of those warning signs.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
Now that you know when you should get a dryer vent cleaning, this is what the cleaning process is like. As well, here’s an idea of how long you can expect the cleaning to take and what we’ll be doing. This is what we can do for your dryer vent. Firstly, you can expect your dryer cleaning to take about an hour. We’ll be in and out of your house before you know it. You likely won’t even need to take a day off. The cleaning process will involve cleaning both behind the dryer and cleaning outside where the dryer vents too.
We’ll have to move your dryer a bit but not too far. We’ll then vacuum out and clean out whatever lint we find in your dryer vent. We have the proper tools for this and the skills to do it right. Making sure it gets done right is a promise we can make to you.
Your dryer vent is an important part of your dryer that needs to be cleaned. It can not be ignored. Unfortunately, it can also be hard to reach since it’s behind the dryer. That makes it a tough DIY job but that’s where we come in. The risk of fire and inconveniences that it’ll pose on you isn’t something that you should have to worry about. Let us take that worry away and clean your dryer vents for you. This is a service we want to provide for you. Give us a call so we can see what we can do for you. If it’s been over a year since a cleaning or you notice some of the warning signs, get a cleaning. Don’t let your dryer vent become a risk or a source of inconveniences, let us get it cleaned.