4 Items You Should Have Cleaned When You Buy a New Home

Washing machine and dryer in laundry room

Moving into a new home is always an exciting time, but as you start to unpack boxes and move furniture into place, there will always be a few moments when you ask, “what’s that on the wall/floor/counter?” Even having a professional move-in or move-out cleaning doesn’t guarantee total cleanliness. And more importantly, surface cleaning won’t catch the areas of your home that lie beyond those surfaces, such as your air ducts, chimney, and dryer vent.

These areas can store dust, allergens, dirt, and debris, all of which can potentially blow back into your home and contaminate the air. Plus, these can also become fire hazards if flammable materials are built up. To get some peace of mind about your air quality and your new home’s safety, you can book a single appointment for four essential cleaning services from professional duct cleaners in Edmonton like Clean Air Solutions.

 

Air Ducts

If you’re unlucky, the day you move into your new home, you might smell some remnants of the life that has already been lived here, whether it’s from pets, cooking, smoking, or other issues. If you’re lucky, it will smell fresh and clean inside. But either way, there are dust particles and allergens that will undoubtedly be circulating through your house, and the only way to fully “clear the air” and start fresh is to book a thorough duct cleaning. Using high-powered vacuums and tools, our professionals will clean out anything built up in your ducts.

 

Furnace

Although regular duct cleaning can do wonders for your air quality and HVAC system, there is another main component of your system that needs attention regularly, and that’s your furnace. If you think of the ducts as the arteries of the system delivering warm air to your house’s rooms, the furnace is the heart of the system. Keeping it in top operating condition is essential.

 

Chimneys

When you buy a home with a wood-burning fireplace, it’s absolutely essential to make sure it’s set up for safe use. A chimney acts as its own ventilation system for your home, allowing dangerous fumes to escape. However, when residue called creosote builds up, it can block this system and cause fumes to linger inside, and can even light on fire up the chimney, which can lead to house fires. It can be difficult to know if a chimney has been cleaned recently, and in some cases, people won’t have had their chimney cleaned out at all, even over decades. Be sure to contact a company that offers chimney cleaning services in Edmonton, such as Clean Air Solutions, to have your chimney fully cleared out right off the bat.

 

Dryer Vent

You might be a laundry whiz, but that doesn’t mean the former owners of your house were. Built-up lint, dust, and debris in your dryer vent is a serious fire hazard.

You can often tell that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned by looking at the vent on the outside of your house. If there is lint in the trap or blowing out onto the ground, it’s a good sign it’s time to have your vent cleaned. You may also smell a slight burning or smoky smell when you turn on your dryer, which indicates a fire hazard. If this is the case, it’s a great time to book a duct and dryer vent cleaning appointment; the high-powered vacuums and tools we use for ducts work similarly on your dryer vent to fully clean it out.

 

Book One Cleaning Appointment for Your Home’s Ventilation Systems

We know how great it can be to get off to a good start in a new-to-you home, and we are here to help make that happen. Clean Air Solutions offers furnace cleaning, duct cleaning, chimney cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning in Edmonton. Call us today to book your next appointment.