Summertime provides the perfect moment to do some essential maintenance and cleaning around the home, especially when it comes to your vents, ducts, and chimneys.
Maintaining and cleaning your vents, ducts, and chimney is more than just a matter of hygiene. Proper maintenance can mean the difference between a safe or unsafe home.
- Duct Cleaning
If you suffer from allergies you know how harmful it is to neglect your ducts.
The air ducts are almost like the lungs of your home; they circulate air throughout the house and keep it cool or warm depending on the temperature. Duct cleaning is important because your interior environment becomes cleaner as the dust that would otherwise circulate the house and land everywhere is removed. Duct cleaning also reduces the number of allergens and other irritants that are residing inside your property such as bacteria, pollen, spores, and more.
A good duct cleaning will help clear your airways which in turn will help you breathe better. A professional cleaning will also be able to get rid of any mold growth as a result of the moisture air conditioning units bring. Cleaning out your ducts will also result in the house smelling much better as odors accumulate in air ducts and then get circulated in the home.
Another bonus of cleaning out your ducts is that your temperature control will operate at peak efficiency not having its airways restricted in any way.
- Vent Cleaning
You should periodically clean up your dryer’s vent. Otherwise, it will start gathering lint and eventually clog.
Lint and very hot air make for a dangerous combination. When you have too much lint, it can become a fire hazard. Fire aside, when your vent is clogged your dryer will not work properly; you will have to run it several times to get your load of laundry dry which takes not just extra time but extra power. In the long run, you save money by just vent cleaning alone.
Through vent cleaning, you do not have to add unnecessary stress to your clothes, and you won’t run the risk of starting a fire.
- Chimney Cleaning
The rule of thumb is to have your chimney swept at least once a year. Creosote is the residue that is left behind when you use your chimney, and the more you use it, the quicker it will build.
Whenever the creosote and soot build a lining of 1/8′ it can pose a fire hazard and should be taken care of immediately. Even when you don’t use the chimney, chimney cleaning should be performed periodically as birds may use it to nest, leaving behind debris that can ignite a fire.
Call United Home Services Today
If you find yourself in need of home cleaning services, don’t hesitate at all in contacting the professionals at United Home Services. Our team is composed of seasoned professionals who will gladly repair, restore or install anything you may need. Curious about how we can make your home even more delightful? Give us a call any time at (866) 848-2073 or send us a message using our contact form and a staff member will promptly answer your query.