Why Regular Duct Cleaning is Important
Don't wait until you're at risk for fire, call to schedule duct cleaning today!
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget about small details when it comes to proper maintenance and cleaning in your home or business.
After months of talking to local home and business owners, we’ve realized that there are a great deal of people who forget a VERY important appliance that needs regular service: DRYER DUCTS.
Many people have shared that their ducts had become so clogged they thought their dryers had broken. Those who believe their dryers are broken, are the fortunate ones; unfortunately, many people experience something far worse - a fire. Often, when these fires occur, it can take weeks, or even months, to rebuild and recover.
WHAT TO DO
Even though it may seem tedious to some, majority of homes need to have their ducts cleaned annually or semi-annually, depending on the amount of dryer usage. It is recommended to have your ducts professionally cleaned every spring and fall, as you turn your clocks forward/ backward.
AN EXAMPLE OF THE RISK
As you can see in the photo, taken in a local apartment complex in which the previous owners ignored this vital cleaning for years, this building was at sever risk for a fire. Furthermore, this issue caused them to not only go through dryers more often than necessary, but it also wasted energy as tenants were running dryer cycle times of over 4 hours per load! Though we are happy to get this issue taken care of before a fire started, we wish we could’ve gotten more pictures to demonstrate the severity of the issue. While there, our crew of trained professionals pulled and vacuumed out over 3-5 cubic feet of compacted dryer lint from each dryer duct! Thankfully, the new management was more diligent.
SCHEDULE SERVICE TODAY
If your home or business needs duct cleaning services, call the professionals at SERVPRO® of East York County at 717-665-1270!
Helpful Cleaning Tips
SERVPRO: We're Here to Help!
Now more than ever, we remind our community that cleaning your home and office clean is a top priority. At SERVPRO of East York, we have a team of specialists that are experts in cleaning and disinfecting services.
We understand that not everyone is seeking professional cleaning at this time, therefore thought some helpful cleaning tips would help members of our community stay safe. Proper cleaning will prevent the spread of pathogens, and helps keep people healthier year-round.
Here are four tips we think could help:
1.) Wipe in One Direction:
It is important to always wipe in one direction. When you wipe a surface in one direction and then go back in the opposite direction, you are spreading the germs back onto the surface. A swift wipe in one direction will be most effective in removing germs from surfaces.
2.) Use the Right Chemicals:
Be sure to use the right chemicals for cleaning and disinfecting. Using the wrong products can damage your belongings. NEVER mix chemicals unless the label instructs you to do so - many chemical combinations can be hazardous to your health. Each cleaning product is labeled, with the intended purpose and directions for use.
3.) High-Touch Areas:
High-touch areas should be at the top of your priority list when cleaning and disinfecting. High-touch areas include areas such as counter tops, light switches, door knobs, chairs, railings, telephones, keys, restroom surfaces, coffee pot handles/dispensers, etc...
4.) Hand Washing:
We cannot stress the importance of hand washing enough! Proper hand washing goes a long ways in preventing the unnecessary spread of germs. The CDC recommends a 5-step hand washing protocol: wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry. Remember to scrub for at least 20 seconds and to clean in between your fingers and under your nails.
If you have any questions, or would like to schedule professional cleaning and disinfecting, please call SERVPRO of East York at 717-665-2466.