We’re kicking off a new series to help you get your entire home whipped into shape room-by-room. Last month we covered the outside areas of your home, including the front porch and creating a backyard oasis. Today, it’s time to move inside. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll walk you through how to clean your place from top to bottom.
Before you reach for the mop & broom, let’s clear the air. Literally.
PROFESSIONAL AIR DUCT CLEANING
Did you know that the average six-room home collects 40 pounds of dust each year? Yikes. And when that dust isn’t settling into your carpet and upholstery, it’s being blow about your house through your air ducts. And simply changing your air filters won’t protect you.
A professional air duct cleaning can dramatically improve the air quality in your home by eliminating toxic pollutants and allergy-inducing dust. As an added bonus, regular air duct cleaning can also reduce your energy bills and extend the life of your precious HVAC system.
So, how do you know if it’s time to clean your air ducts? Here are a few signs:
- It’s been more than three years since the last time you cleaned them.
- You recently moved into your home.
- You recently completed a remodel.
- You have pets.
- Your home recently experienced fire, smoke, or water damage.
- You have pest control issues.
Still not sure? The Carpet Tech professionals can visit your home for a video inspection of your air ducts. Our specialized camera can snake through your duct system and give you a front row seat to how dirty or clean they are. If you schedule a professional air duct cleaning afterwards, the video inspection is included in your cost.
And while you’re busy cleaning the air, don’t forget about the dryer vent. When lint builds up in your dryer vent, it creates a serious fire hazard in your home. It also restricts your dryer’s ability to function, which can make doing laundry a real chore and also raise your energy bills.
It doesn’t take a major catastrophe in your home to cause odors. Have you ever walked into your home after being gone for awhile and thought, “My house smells.” It happens. Unfortunately air sprays, wax melts, and oils aren’t enough to do the job most of the time.
Carpet Tech specializes in eliminating odors from your home. If you have strong odors from cigarette smoke or fire damage, our thermal fog process is a great solution. And for other stubborn odors, we can apply an ozone treatment to your home to remove the smell.
PREPARING FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Once you book your professional air duct cleaning with Carpet Tech, it’s time to prepare for your appointment. This part is very important. Are you ready? Ok, here is what you need to do: Nothing! Nada! Zilch! Grab a seat and kick your feet up. There’s no furniture to move or work to be done here. Our certified technicians will handle the mess and clean your air vents with powerful, self-contained vacuums.
This room-by-room cleaning project is shaping up to be a lot of fun! We hope you enjoy getting your home in order. Up next, we’ll discuss one of our favorite chores: carpet and upholstery cleaning! Until then, enjoy the fresh air. You’re one step closer to a completely clean home.