Heritage Air Duct Cleaning and Chimney Sweeps

Chimney Sweeps in Warrensburg, MO - Chimney Cleaning

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It may not be the prime time of year for air duct cleaning and chimney sweeps; however, we still want you to ensure that you get the information you need to stay safe. As the weather warms up, it’s now the perfect opportunity to schedule your routine chimney and air duct cleaning. But before you do, you might have some questions.

Yes, professionally sanitized and deodorized ductwork can lessen the growth of mold, fungi, pollen, bacteria, and dust particles. When these contaminants are reduced in your duct unit, you allow the air circulating throughout your home to be cleaner and thus healthier.

Surprisingly, yes. Debris from construction is one of the most common types of contamination that you can find in air duct systems. Fine particles from drywall dust, sawdust, and other materials can make their way into your system, mainly when the construction crews clean up. 

There are dangerous, flammable materials that can be found within the chimney. The fireplace is supposed to be on fire, but the chimney only worked to vent the byproducts of combustion as the flame is created, such as smoke and water vapor. When the fire starts in the chimney, it can spread to the outside and become engulfed in flames sooner than expected.

Your ventilation system can collect dirt and debris, which can block the ductwork and critical components of the furnace. The buildup of these contaminants on the surface can affect the airflow, causing your system to work harder and longer. Cleaning the entire HVAC system can increase efficiency and extend the unit's life.

We recommend chimney cleaning once a year, no matter what. Even if you use only the chimney once or twice a year, a chimney fire is not worth the risk. Have a complete inspection and cleaning of your chimney before winter, and get started on repairs early this year.

There's no standard for how often you should clean air ducts, except in extreme circumstances. There's no reason your ducts should be cleaned more than once a year. A lot of people can go two years between cleanings. You should be cautious, especially in preventing debris from getting into your ducts.

Most of the chimney cleanings include the time to do a top to bottom, inside and outside level one inspection, so time on those appointments changes. A typical chimney cleaning should be finished in an hour.

Yes, we believe that duct cleaning is a valuable service that can significantly benefit your home if it's done correctly. This service can improve the way your HVAC system works and allow better airflow.

Duct cleaning can contribute to clean air, making it easier and better for everyone to breathe. Whether you suffer from chronic allergies or respiratory problems, clean air can help you prevent these allergies from triggering.

No, we use a powerful vacuum that can prevent dust from entering the home, and we are cautious to prevent any mess.