Furnace cleaning keeps your source of heat functioning safely. Most furnaces do require routine maintenance such as changing filters. Check your manufacturer’s instructions for further details.
Dryer cleaning prevents dangerous build up from lint. Dryer generate a tremendous amount of heat and steam, and as such are a frequent cause of house fires.
And air vent cleaning scrubs dust and impurities from the atmosphere of your house. Everything that gets pulled into your ducts gets blown back out again into the air you breath.
Yeah, but I do really need air duct cleaning?
Some maintenance you can do yourself, either with a vacuum hose or with special duct cleaning kits available for purchase. Note that you should never, ever use water or steam cleaning in your vents. If your vents need to be washed, remove them completely, wash them in the sink, and wait for them to air dry completely before reattaching.
The EPA does not recommend regular, professional air vent cleaning as a necessary part of home ownership, but does agree it can be beneficial in some circumstances if performed by an informed, experienced professional.
Reasons you might need air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, or furnace cleaning:
- If someone in your house suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing difficulties, air vent cleaning and furnace cleaning may be able to purge some pollutants that have been recirculating through the house again and again.
- If your system isn’t working up to snuff. Have you noticed excess heat, leaking water, or just a gradual increase in the amount of electricity you’re putting into your house each month? Your HVAC or your furnace may be clogged and having to work twice as hard.
- If you have pets. Whether fluffy or feathered, our pets shed dust and debris.
- If you have pests. A rodent or insect problem that just won’t go away may be rooted in your vents.
Reasons to call in an air duct cleaning professional right away:
- If you have a leak, dampness, or puddles of standing water that you cannot fix yourself
- If there is a bad odor coming from a wall of your house. You may have an animal trapped in a vent.
- If you have mold. A bad, recurring mold on or around your vents means you should contact a reputable air vent cleaner right away.
How do I find an air vent cleaning professional in Redwood City?
There are many contractors in Redwood City who can provide you with air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning. Check your yellow pages or on Google Business. To be sure you have found the right contractor for you, use these tips:
- Is he licensed? The state of California does require licensing for aid duct cleaners.
- Is he a part of any professional organizations? The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) sets guidelines for cleanliness and safety. You can also find helpful information on their website.
- How many years has he been in business?
- What are people saying about this business? Check online to see if anyone has left the company reviews. If the contractor provides you with references, call them.
- Does he provide you with a detailed estimate? A thorough air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning should take anywhere between 3 to 8 hours depending upon the size of the house and systems in place. Your contractor should be able to provide you not just with a quote but with a breakdown, estimating the time to complete the job, the labor costs and the parts costs.