Dryer vent cleaning As we are now a month into the new year, I wanted to revisit a home maintenance item that is overlooked by many homeowners. Dryer vent cleaning. As you may be aware the dryer vent duct is designed to exhaust moisture from the clothes drying process to the outside. If installed properly, [...]
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Fireplace maintenance Temperatures are heading towards the nineties and the last thing on anyone’s mind is their fireplace maintenance. “That can wait, I have time, I didn’t use it much,” and so on. We have all been there, even myself, but I have made it a point to clean my own chimney at the end [...]
I have posted many times about the importance of dryer vent maintenance. Maintaining a regular cleaning schedule for your dryer vent duct system. This will ensure an efficient, effective drying cycle for your clothes, resulting in time and energy savings. Over the past several months I have been receiving calls from clients that stated their [...]
Spring is the perfect time to have your fireplace or wood stove serviced. Many people wait till the fall when the first cold spell hits. They then make their calls, only to find they may need to wait weeks or months to get their respective fireplace or stove serviced. Save the headaches, plan, and get [...]
As we head into spring, the days are longer, warmer and hopefully we are spending more time outside, "when it's not raining!" Spring is also a time when we start to put together to do lists from cleaning to outdoor projects that we would like to complete. One item that many people still ignore on [...]
It's late September in Charlotte 2019,, but it doesn't feel like it when we keep topping out over 90 degrees on a regular basis. Although the heat is still here the cold temperatures will eventually arrive and with that, "burn season" will arrive. Before it does we need to make sure that our fireplaces, chimneys [...]
Creosote Build Up in Chimneys Steaming hot in North Carolina this time of year! Thoughts of cold nights and warm fires are as far off in our minds as is tax day in 2020. Before we know it though, the weather and leaves will turn, the first cold night will arrive and you will begin [...]
Dryer vent safety, something that is not usually "top of mind" unless you're experiencing a current issue with your dryer. In order for your dryer to function safely and efficiently it must have a clean, unobstructed, and properly installed line from the vent hood cover on the outside, to the lint screen on the dryer. [...]
It's that time of year again. Earlier in the week I had received several calls from potential customers looking to have a chimney cap installed. I asked a few questions to determine the type and style of cap they were interested in, and I also inquired to see if they noticed any sounds coming from [...]
I had a dryer vent cleaning on the schedule recently. The owner stated that they just purchased a new dryer, and it was not working properly. When I arrived at the location, I determined that the vent was out the side of the house, and was about two and half stories high. There was evidence [...]