Is Your Home Ready for Winter in Hampton Roads

The time you spend preparing your home in the fall for the winter weather that is to come can help save you money on costly home repairs.  Water damage repair costs can be expensive and the damage quite intrusive and disruptive.  Your efforts with the following maintenance tips are good preventive medicine.

Air Duct Cleaning Guidelines

Home duct cleaning is important due to the increasing concern about what is in the air that you and your loved ones are breathing inside of your home.  You have concerns about indoor air pollution, about mold, and other allergies.  There is plenty of information out there about the dangers of these pollutants in your home and how they can be spread throughout your home through your air duct system of your heating and cooling system.

What Causes a Dryer Fire?

Negligence is the major contributing factor to dryer fires because dryers requires maintenance.  Poor installation and/or the improper use of duct material can also be a fire factor.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.

Should You Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned?

There are approximately 50 million people who have allergic rhinitis, or hay fever triggered by dust mites, mold and other allergens often found in air ducts and elsewhere in the home.  “There’s never been a great study that shows objective evidence of disease improvement (as a result of air duct cleaning),” says allergist Anthony Montanaro, MD. “But to me, it’s always been a commonsense move.

Winter’s Coming. . . Don’t Let Pipes Freeze

Before Winter Arrives. . . Get Prepared

A major home maintenance disaster is bad enough in itself, but when several disasters happen all at once, well that’s a nightmare. When your water pipes freeze, not only do you have to call a plumber, but that crack in your pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flood damage, serious structure damage, and the immediate potential for mold damage.

How to Avoid a Fire Disaster this Holiday Season

Air Duct Cleaners of Virginia wants to help you avoid a fire disaster this holiday season.  November is a time of the year that inspires family get-togethers, like Thanksgiving.  As you begin the holiday season, and are busy whipping up delicious dishes, it’s also important to take time to remember safety.

Cooking Fire Safety Behaviors

Cooking fire safety behaviors are important and the number of cooking fires increases significantly during the holidays.  Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.   Travelers Insurance offers these safe cooking behaviors to help keep you and your family safe.

Prepare Your Home

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

Keep your cabinet doors open during cold spells as this will allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
Keep a slow trickle of water running through your faucets, especially those that run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.

Why Clean Air Ducts? Because They Get Dirty!

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, in addition to the normal accumulation of dust and dirt found in air ducts of all homes and offices, there are other factors that increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning