Frequently Asked Questions
About Alameda Chimney Sweep Services
With over 30 years of experience working with home ducts and chimneys, East Bay Chimney Service is well versed on the ins and outs of the industry. We are happy to answer our clients’ questions about air quality, cleaning equipment, and other matters pertaining to air ducts, chimneys, and dryer vents. Below are some of the questions we hear often.
1. Why do air ducts require cleaning?
Cleaning heating and air conditioning ducts reduce airborne allergens, improves airflow, and removes dangerous mold. Keeping your air ducts free of contaminants reduces your utility bill as well as decreases the dust in the air that settles on furniture.
2. How often should air ducts be cleaned?
Generally, home air ducts should be cleaned every five years but it greatly depends on the household. Homes with pets and old furnace filters will need cleanings more frequently. For “high-traffic” homes with multiple pets, you may need to have your air ducts cleaned 1-2 times a month.
3. How often should chimneys be cleaned?
Chimneys should be inspected annually, particular before the cold season when homeowners use them. During the warmer months when exhausts are seldom used, animals use these spaces for nests. To make sure that your chimney is free of contaminants and animals, you should have your chimney cleaned at least a couple of times a year.
4. How often should dryer vents be cleaned?
Dryers located in the center of the house have long vents that are more prone to clogs by trapped debris. Depending on use, vents should be inspected and cleaned every six months to a year.
5. Can a cleaning fix the smell and stop smoke from coming in the house?
Alameda chimney sweeps will remove heavy creosote accumulation to allow proper venting of smoke. A deodorizer is applied to cover any remaining smell, so your home can be free from any potential smells.
Call Now For a Free Estimate!
At East Bay Chimney Service, we offer free estimates on Alameda chimney sweep and air duct cleaning services. Ask us about gutter cleaning, chimney bracing, and damper installation services. Speak with our friendly representatives about your home by calling (510) 522-1323.