Air Duct Cleaning FAQs

How Often Should I Clean My HVAC?

The simple answer to this is at least once every four or five years. Let’s talk about why that is.

What is the importance of Air Duct Cleaning?

Indoor air quality is important for every home. Air ducts help to regulate and transport this air to every room of the home for comfortable living. However, these ducts are known to become filthy over time. This leads to unhealthy conditions for you and your family. Cleaning your air ducts might not be the most enjoyable task, but it’s necessary.

Should I have ducts cleaned in a brand new home?

Moving into a new home with new construction can be very exciting. Newly stained floors, brand-new appliances, and the fresh scent of paint. But you might have been surprised by how just a week ago there was a film of dust on the new laminate flooring and saw shavings all over the shelves of the closet systems your contractor installed. New construction brings with it a big mess that the builder makes sure to clean up prior to the move-in.

What are the health benefits?

A periodic air duct cleaning will help prevent allergens from circulating throughout the home, creating healthier living conditions. Cleaner air also makes it easier to breathe. This will reduce sick time, medical bills, and discomfort levels.

Will Duct Cleaning reduce energy or utility bills?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, families can cut their energy bill by as much as 20% to 30% simply by doing proper equipment maintenance, and air duct cleaning is a great way to save money on energy bills!

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Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

Why is my dryer taking so long to dry?

When it comes to an issue with your clothes not drying, the dryer is not the problem. Vent disrepair, blockages such as bird nests or lint accumulation, and improper venting configurations are all possible causes of poor dryer function.

How do I know when my dryer vents need to be cleaned?

There can be many warning signs that indicate an elevated risk of fire or malfunction.

Are dryer fires common? What do I need to do to prevent a dryer fire?

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 16,500 dryer fires every year, resulting in as many as 90 deaths, 850 injuries, and $239 million in property damages. In order to protect your home from a dryer fire, we recommend having your vents cleaned and inspected at least once a year.

How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?

Major appliance manufacturers recommend having a professional inspect and clean your dryer vent at least once every year. However, cleaning intervals vary depending on many factors. An honest recommendation is every 1-2 years.

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Chimney Cleaning FAQs

How often should I have my chimney swept?

This is a tougher question to answer than you’d think, but here’s the simple answer: Here at CSIA, we follow the guidelines of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211, “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.”

My fireplace stinks, especially in the summer. What can I do?

A good chimney sweeping will help, solve the problem completely.

I heat with gas. Should this chimney be checked too?

Without a doubt! Although gas is generally a clean-burning fuel, the chimney can become non-functional from bird nests or other debris blocking the flue.So, it’s important that you schedule annual inspections for all your chimneys – gas furnaces included.

What Causes Chimney Fires?

Most chimney fires are caused by a dirty chimney.

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Carpet Cleaning FAQs

How often should I have my carpets cleaned?

Depends on the household. If your home has children, pets, smokers, or just a large family in general, you will need to clean more often than the alternative. Usually, it’s about 4 times a year.

Which method of Carpet Cleaning is best?

We use a method called “truck mounted hot water extraction,” more commonly known as “steam cleaning”.

How long will it take for my carpet or furniture to dry?

About three to five hours. Humid days may take your carpet and furniture longer to dry.

What should I do to prepare for carpet cleaning?

We strongly recommend that you vacuum though , If you don’t vacuum, please make sure all visible debris is removed. We go around the furniture if necessary and within reason. Therefore, bookcases, fish tanks, armoires, etc. will not be moved.

If you have certain spots of concern, let us know so we can give them special treatment. Also, we’re animal-lovers, but if you don’t think your pet will love us, please put him or her in a separate area for safety purposes.

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