Has your chimney been acting up this winter? Many homeowners go on to forget these issues come spring and neglect to perform end of season maintenance for their fireplace. This can end up costing them lots of money down the line. If you want to do things right and ensure your fireplace and chimney stay strong and healthy for years, you should invest in chimney repair and cleaning come spring. As the trusted name in chimney repair for Eden Prairie and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you more reasons chimney repair should be on your spring cleaning to-do list.
Overall Safety. Chimney issues can pose a potential danger to your home and family. That is why routine cleaning, maintenance and repair should be taken seriously. For your chimney to work correctly and funnel fumes, debris, and embers out of your home, all of its parts must be in working order. Many homeowners do not even think about chimney maintenance until temperatures start to cool down again and by then even more damage may have occurred. By noting any issues early during the warm season and addressing them before the cold and busy season returns, your fireplace will be ready for use when the cold strikes.
Harmful Deposits. Another reason to schedule maintenance early is to remove creosote deposits that have built up over the winter. Creosote is harmful to your system and is highly flammable. If you decide to light up a fire on a cool stormy spring night, you could face a higher risk of a chimney fire if these deposits are not cleaned out from winter. Creosote can also cause an odor in your house when mixed with the humid air of summer.
Efficiency & Aesthetics. We are experts in repairing brick on chimneys to not only get them functioning as they should but looking as they should as well. In fact, we can provide a wide variety of chimney repair services including:
Masonry and brickwork
Replacing chimney caps, flues or dampers
Chimney lining or relining
Interested in scheduling your spring or summer chimney repair? Give us a call at Vent Guys. Annual cleaning and inspection is the best way to keep your chimney safe and working efficiently. We offer inspection which will check the soundness of the structure and flue, basic connections and damper functionality. In addition, our chimney repair technician will ensure the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
For reliable and professional chimney repair for your Eden Prairie area home or business call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us.
The cold weather has arrived and Minnesota residents have no doubt been running their furnaces for months now. Have you noticed any warning signs that could indicate the need for furnace duct cleaning at your home? The EPA recommends that you have your ducts cleaned if you notice:
Excessive amounts of dust buildup.
Notice any of these signs? Then you absolutely need to have your furnace ducts cleaned as soon as possible.
Don’t see the signs but still wondering if you should have your ducts cleaned for peace of mind? Contact the experts in furnace duct cleaning for the Twin Cities, Vent Guys, and we’ll help you make an informed decision on whether or not to schedule a furnace duct cleaning.
Dust, pet fur, debris, pathogens, allergens, chemicals, dust mites—all of these contaminants can become trapped inside your air ducts over time, and as the air moves through the system, it passes through these dirty ducts, redistributing the dirt throughout your home or depositing it in the ducts for it to build up over time. Air duct cleaning or furnace duct cleaning can dramatically reduce the number of contaminants present in your home’s indoor air.
Cleaning away dirt and debris trapped in your furnace system will also greatly improve your furnace’s efficiency. This happens by increasing air flow within the system and allowing it to distribute air throughout the house more quickly and with less effort. Regular cleaning of the air ducts also minimizes dust and debris entering the furnace, thereby helping to prevent clogging of the unit.
Think about it—fewer debris in your system means your system has to strain less to blow warm air into your home. And when your furnace doesn’t have to overexert itself to warm your home, you spend less money on monthly heating bills.
Ready to help your furnace run more efficiently? When you call Vent Guys we can customize an air duct cleaning schedule to meet your specific wants and needs. The furnace duct cleaning process takes just a few hours and depends on the square footage and amount of vent openings in your home. We employ a variety of methods to clean each system that we work on.
Don’t forget one of the most important parts of maintaining a healthy and efficient home this winter; furnace duct cleaning! To set up furnace duct cleaning for your Twin Cities home, call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us.
In addition to the heating and cooling system, your home’s ductwork is grinding away all year long to keep your home comfortable. However, many homeowners still neglect the ductwork that delivers warm and cool air into their living spaces. Whether you have your home’s air ducts cleaned regularly or it’s been some time, there are some surprising facts about dust and air duct cleaning that many aren’t aware of. So, as the trusted name in air duct cleaning for Minnetonka and the surrounding areas, we would like to share a few of them with you now.
Dust Accumulates Quickly
Many homeowners are unaware of how quickly dust can actually accumulate. For example, did you know that according to a recent study, the average home in the United States collects 40 pounds of dust each year? And that is just the statistic for families without pets. If you don’t clean your air ducts on a regular basis, all of that dust, pet dander and pet hair is likely sitting in your home and constantly being recirculated. If you or your family members suffer from indoor allergies or asthma, removing these allergens via air duct cleaning is essential.
Dust is More Than Just Dust
Dust in houses and offices is made up of a combination of sloughed-off skin cells, pollen, hair, textile fibers, paper fibers, soil minerals, cosmic dust particles, and various other materials found in the local environment. Many people claim to be allergic to dust, but in many cases, they are actually having an allergic reaction to dust mites. These mites eat the dead skin and their fecal matter causes allergic reactions in people.
Indoor Air Quality Can Be Improved with Professional Air Duct Cleaning
Indoor pollutant levels can be dramatically raised by bad ventilation and dirty ducts. While air filters can remove a modest amount of pollution from the home, air duct cleaning can clean out a ton of debris that wouldn’t be filtered out otherwise. Regular air duct cleaning can help improve air quality and reduce the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality.
And, if you decide to hire professionals, make sure they are certified, licensed and insured like those at Vent Guys. Give us a call today and we can tell you more about the air duct cleaning process and answer any other questions you may have.
Interested in air duct cleaning for your Minnetonka area home or commercial facility? Call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us to learn more!
Has your chimney seen better days? Before cool weather hits, have your chimney repairs taken care of by the trusted professionals at Vent Guys. If there are safety or aesthetic issues with your chimney, our experienced technicians can provide chimney repair. Minneapolis area residents entrust the professionals at Vent Guys for all of their chimney, vent and duct repair needs. Our years of experience in the area has given us crucial insights into the necessary types of repair procedures for our climate and weather.
Winter hits hard here in Minnesota and we are here to tackle any chimney repair you need in order to keep your home warm and cozy all season. Whether it’s an issue you noticed last year or one we find when doing a regular cleaning and inspection, we will make sure your chimney is functioning properly and ready to work all winter long.
We can repair water damage, cracked bricks, cracked crowns and more. We also provide chimney rebuilding and tuck pointing. Damaged chimneys are not only unsafe but, if left unfixed, can cause more damage to the home. This is especially true for water intrusion through cracked or unsealed chimneys.
Is your chimney simply not looking as wonderful as it once did? We are experts in repairing brick on chimneys not only get them working as they should but looking as they should as well. In fact, we can provide a wide variety of chimney repair services including:
Masonry and brick work
Replacing chimney caps, flues or dampers
Chimney lining or relining
Whatever it is your chimney requires to get back in tip-top shape for the winter, we can provide it. Not sure if your chimney needs work? Annual cleaning and inspection is the best way to keep your chimney safe and working efficiently. We offer inspection which will check the soundness of the structure and flue, basic connections and damper functionality. In addition, our chimney repair technician will ensure the chimney is free of obstruction and combustible deposits.
So don’t overlook necessary chimney repair this fall! For reliable and professional chimney repair for your Minneapolis area home or business call Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us. We even provide free estimates and free second looks (if another company already inspected).
With increased time spent at home, many homeowners are noticing areas that have been neglected and require maintenance or repair. Have you noticed your dryer is taking longer to dry clothes? If so, it may be time for dryer vent cleaning. The proper function of a dryer is essential to the safety, comfort and efficiency of a home; making dryer vent cleaning an essential service today and always. Not only do homes depend on dryer vent cleaning, but many local businesses do as well. We understand this and work with a wide variety of clients to help ensure the safety and efficiency of homes and businesses of all shapes and sizes. Here at Vent Guys, we are the trusted experts in dryer vent cleaning for Edina and the surrounding areas and can help get your dryer back in safe working order. Here are the top reasons to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today:
Everyone wants their appliances to work as efficiently as possible. A clogged dryer vent could mean your clothes will need multiple cycles before drying correctly or will need to run longer. Multiple cycles and extended drying times mean additional energy spent and could lead to an increase in your electrical bill.
A dryer that is overworked can also add considerable wear and tear to your machine. This could lead to malfunctions and needed repairs or even replacement.
Like any other appliance or machine, your dryer will last longer and work better if it’s properly cared for. That includes annual dryer vent cleaning! Schedule yours by calling the experts at Vent Guys today.
Dryers run hot and lint is highly flammable, which makes for a dangerous combination. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryers are responsible for more than 15,000 structure fires each year and 80% of those are due to clogged dryer vents. But with dryer vent cleaning, you can help protect your home from a clogged, overworked dryer.
There is also the possibility of fumes backing up into your home, causing poor air quality for you and your family. That’s where dryer vent cleaning comes in; unclogging the vent allows air, moisture and other fumes to escape as they should.
Interested in learning more? We are dedicated to helping protect area residents from the potential dangers a dryer can present. To schedule reliable and professional annual dryer vent cleaning in the Edina area, call the Vent Guys at 612-492-1342 or contact us and Request Service.
"Called vent Guys, because I thought something was burning when I used my dryer. It turns out the vent wasn't hooked up to my dryer. I needed a new vent connection. It's a good thing I called, because it could of been a fire." - Connie, Oakdale