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Getting Your Chimney Ready for Fall & Winter

Arizona might be considered a ‘hot’ state due to rising temperatures in the spring and summer months, but the area can actually be quite cold during the fall and winter months. Temperatures often reach into the upper 30s and lower 40s during the nighttime hours, so heating is a must during the winter season. To stay warm, many homeowners use a fireplace. A fireplace is a decorative element in the home but can also function to provide energy efficient heating. While a fireplace can provide quality heat in the home, having the chimney cleaned is a must. Many homeowners neglect this service and end up having issues over time.

Why Clean the Chimney?

When using a fireplace, the smoke from the fire travels up the chimney and out into the open air. So why would the chimney need cleaning? There are a number of reasons why this service should be used by homeowners. To begin, cleaning will ensure that the chimney does not have a buildup of fireplace smoke. Secondly, cleaning helps to prevent a chimney fire from taking place. Chimney fires can be devastating and lead to serious damage in the home.

It is also important to have the chimney cleaned at least once a year to ensure that smoke from your fires is exiting the flue properly. Another big problem is rodents and other creatures. Chimneys are prime living areas for creatures such as bats, birds and even mice and rats. When you have dead animals or even living animals in the chimney, you can have problems in the home. Dead animals will smell after being stuck in the chimney for months and can lead to a horrible odor in the home. Live animals can enter the home and wreak havoc, so it’s best to have the chimney checked and cleaned to avoid such issues.

Chimney Cleaning

During a chimney cleaning or chimney sweep, the chimney system is visually inspected. Technicians will look for repair needs or any alterations that might need to be made. As the chimney is cleaned, care should be taken to keep the home neat and tidy. Shoe covers will be used to avoid tracking any dust into the home with a tarp laid down at the front of the fireplace to protect the flooring from chimney dust.

A fireplace can see a build-up in the chimney of creosote and soot. This is dangerous and the source of many chimney fires. Such components need to be removed in order to keep your home safe from fire. A chimney professional knows just what to do to clean your chimney the right way, avoiding any issue in the future such as smoke in the home or potential fires.

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The 4 Top Reasons for Phoenix Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning in Phoenix is a Must

 

Have you noticed someone in your house sneezing a little more often than normal lately? 

Or maybe your air flow isn't quite what it used to be. 

Perhaps you've heard scratching noises and can't pinpoint where it's coming from. 

If any of these problems apply to you, it may be time to get your air ducts cleaned. 

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10 Reasons to Clean Your Air Ducts in Phoenix Arizona

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Dust and Debris in Your Air Ducts

 

Let's face it, Phoenix Arizona is dry and there's plenty of dust and contiminants in the air we breath. During our summers, when monsoon season starts, we also get severe dust storms. Our monsoons and dust storms bring very strong winds that blow dirst and debris all over the place. Most home and business owners don't realize that a large portion of this stuff ends up int he air duct system of your home or office space. Being that we experience very hot summers, when you use your air conditioning unit all day to cool down your home or office, once the handler kicks on and cool air begins to flow, a bunch of the dust and air pollutants that are in your ducts become part of the air you breath. Many people suffer from allergies and asthma and this only adds to the problem.

Every so often it's a good idea to have a professional air duct cleaning professional come out to your home or office and inspect your duct system. If they should find that there's a ton of dirt, debris and bacteria living in your air ducts it would be wise to have them cleaned out. Here's 10 reasons to have your air ducts cleaned by a professional air duct cleaning service in Phoenix.

 

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Our Air Duct Cleaning Process is the Best in Phoenix

If your home has a central heating or cooling system, you must have an air duct system for the air to travel evenly to each room. This is one of the most important parts of each system. However there is one aspect of your heating and cooling system that is often neglected. Most of the time, when HVAC technicians come out to service either system, usually their services consist of checking the fan motor and condensor coil of your A/C unit, your heat pump and furnace, and the air filters througout the home. As for your homes air ducts, insoecting how clean they may or may not be generally is forgotten.

Although the overall cleanliness of the air ducts have a big say in the efficiency of your heating or cooling system, the air ducts can have a variety of reasons for which it needs to be cleaned. The top reasons are:

-Dust within vents-Debris built up in the ducts-Pets in the house and their hair and dander get stuck in the vents- Allergies and Respiratory Illnesses

 

The top two areas in which clean air ducts help are indoor air quality and utility bill costs. You can simply head over to our air duct services page and schedule professional air duct cleaning. If you are in Phoenix Arizona, you need not look anywheres else once you determine that your air ducts need to be cleaned. Golden’s Good Air provides competitive pricing and guarantees the best air duct service in the valley.

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How to Fix Leaky Air Ducts in Your Phoenix Home?

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How Do You Know if there is an Air Duct Leak?  

 

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An Air Duct Cleaning Nightmare

You have to be very cautious as to you hiring to clean your air ducts. These days, especially around the Phoenix AZ area a lot of companies claim to provide air duct cleaning but a bunch of them don't carry the proper insurances or licenses. That can become a risky propostiion for a homeowner or business owner in the event the air duct cleaner causes some kind of damage to the duct system.

 

Since it's October and all the ghosts and ghouls are getting ready to walk amongst the living I thought we'd talk about why it's important to hire a true air duct cleaning professional. We go back a few years ago when a homeowner right here in Phoenix hired a shady duct cleaner and this was the beginning of their nightmare.

 

It was a nice October day in Arizona, the sun was shining, the temps had dropped into the mid 80's, not a cloud in the sky. It was what most people would consider the perfect day. Being that summer was now over and all the monsoons were gone til next July, Jan, who lived in North Phoenix, thought it would be the perfect time to have her air ducts cleaned. Jan had slight allergies and when she was changing her air filters back in September, she had noticed how much dust, dirt and debris had gathered within some of her air ducts. If this much debris was right here where she was exchanding old, nasty filters for new ones, she could imagine what the rest of her duct system was like. it wasn't a week later when she came across a coupon for duct cleaning.

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Avoid Chimney Sweep and Repair Scams


 

When it comes to your home you have to be very careful about who you hire for repair work when things go south. Whether it's your AC or your chimney, the contractors you bring in have to come with a solid reputation. We recently heard of the of one of the oldest tricks in the book popping up again. Local police here in Phoenix have reported that a few individuals in a van posing as chimney sweeps approached older residents in person or by phone, claiming the local fire department had deemed their chimney in need of cleaning.

 

Out of all the years working in this industry we have never heard of fire epartments contracting with local private companies to order chimney cleanings. What’s more, fire departments do not perform random chimney inspections on homes. If for some rare reason your fire department does notice a problem with your chimney, they will contact you directly and not through a third party.

 

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Eliminate Allergens from Your Home's Air

If you are an allergy sufferer than you know that this year’s allergy season has been a brutal one. Millions of Arizonans have been plagued with the familiar sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, and a runny nose this spring. As you know allergies can knock you down by causing asthma, sinus infections, upper respiratory infections, and bronchial irritations.  What could have caused this year’s increase in allergy sufferers you may wonder? Our unusually mild winter coupled with our mild spring temperatures allowed for the pollen counts from grass and tree to sky rocket. Without many freezing nights this winter or high temperature days this spring pollen has had the chance to wreak havoc on your sinuses.

 

One of the worst parts of allergy season is contracting the dreaded sinus infection. Sinus infections occur when your nasal passages are blocked allowing for infection to occur. Although the peak of allergy system has come to pass your home may still be harboring pollutants in your air ducts. What causes your sinuses to flare up are microscopic pollen particles that get blown through the air by the wind. These microscopic particles infiltrate your household through open doors or windows and accumulates in your homes air ducts. If your air ducts have not been cleaned, all of the pollutants, allergens, and debris that are sitting inside of them get blown and circulated throughout your home. This can cause your allergies to go haywire.

 

Golden’s Good Air goes above and beyond cleaning your air ducts. Additional to cleaning your household's air ducts, they spray an anti bacterial spray throughout the duct system to kill off any bacteria that may be harmful to you and your family’s health.  Golden’s Good Air can help eliminate the pollutants that have invaded your home, giving you a safe haven from allergens.

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Clean Air Ducts in Phoenix WILL Improve A/C Efficiency

Air duct cleaning is a maintenance service provided by Golden's Good Air, but there's also a lot of air and heating contractors that offer it as well. Some HVAC contractors state they do with the promise of cleaner air and better system efficiency within your home. In this post, we discuss the reasons why you may want a professional air duct cleaning service, like Golden's Good Air, to perform your homes air duct cleaning in Phoenix. 

 

The Issues Air Duct Cleaning Can Help

 

Significant amounts of dust or large obstructions in the ductwork are two concerns of some homeowners considering this service. Keep in mind, the easier it is for the air to flow through your air ducts, the easier it is for your system to deliver that air to your living spaces.

 

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When to Clean Your Chimney Flue

There isn’t a simple rule of thumb on how often to clean your chimney, such as cleaning after 50 uses or one year. The problem is, creosote can form when wood is burned incompletely. A smoky fire without enough oxygen emits lots of unburned tar vapors that can condense inside the flue and stick to it, possibly leading to a chimney fire. You can reduce creosote buildup in your fireplace by providing adequate combustion air, which will encourage a hot, clean-burning fire.

 

To check for creosote yourself, first make sure there’s no downdraft from the chimney. If you feel an airflow, open a door or window on the same floor as the fireplace until the downdraft stops or reverses and air flows up. Then, while wearing goggles and a basic disposable dust mask, take a strong flashlight and your fireplace poker and scratch the black surface above the damper. If the groove you scratch in the creosote is paper thin, no cleaning is needed. If it’s 1/8 in. thick, schedule a cleaning with Golden's Good Air. If you have 1/4 in. of creosote, do not use the fireplace again until it is cleaned by a professional as a chimney fire could occur at any time and that could be extremely dangerous.

 

To check for creosote, shine the light near the top of the firebox, in the smoke chamber and around the damper. And check the flue, too, especially on exterior chimneys, where creosote builds faster than on interior chimneys because of lower outside temperatures.

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Why a Certified Chimney Sweep is Better

Why a Certified Chimney Sweep is Better

A fireplace can provide your home with many hours of warmth, and you may have endless fond memories of relaxing in front of it on cold days and nights. However, basic upkeep is essential if you want to keep your abode and its inhabitants safe. As reported at ABC15 Arizona, if you don’t have your chimney cleaned on a regular basis, it could catch fire due to “soot buildup, debris, and even animal nests”. According to News Guardian, your household could also be at risk of carbon monoxide exposure if your chimney is not maintained professionally.

When you hire a professional to clean your chimney, be sure to utilize one who has been properly certified. If your chimney sweep service does not employ certified professionals, you might pay for a job that is not done right the first time. This could ultimately cost you more money if you must have a poorly executed job corrected by a certified chimney sweep. Even worse, a chimney fire could cost you and your loved ones much more than money.

 

How Does a Chimney Sweep Become Certified?

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Even Santa Loves a Clean Chimney

How often should you clean your chimney

 

 

In just a few short weeks, Santa will be making his stops on roof tops everywhere. Make sure your chimney is clean for his descent! Maintaining a clean chimney is imperative not just for Santa’s sake, but for many other reasons as well. Let's take a look at the benefits of chimney sweeping and cleaning.

 

 

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Benefits of Residential and Commercial Chimney Sweeping

Many homeowners with installed fireplaces look forward to autumn and winter weather, so as to gather around the flickering flames, safely inside and away from any unpleasant weather. Few family scenes are more inviting than the scenario where all are relaxing in the living room on a cold winter's day, with the warm glow of the fireplace on everyone's face.

 

Potential chimney dangers

 

This idyllic scene is one that could easily be spoiled however, if proper care and maintenance is not observed for the fireplace and the chimney, which vents gases and burned materials to the outdoors. When firewood is burned in any fireplace, a substance called creosote builds up on the inner walls of the chimney as a by-product. Creosote is a dark, tarry material which can become highly flammable on chimney walls, and awaits only a spark to ignite it, and trigger a chimney fire.

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Additional Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

You may not think much about your dryer vent but you should: poor dryer venting and maintenance leads to more than $100 million each year in damages, according to Bob Vila. In addition to cleaning out the lint trap on your dryer after every load, you should get your dryer vent completely cleaned out at least twice a year to keep your home safe. Your best bet is to hire a professional for this, as they have the proper tools, equipment and know-how to get the job done safely and thoroughly. Let's explore the many benefits of dryer vent cleaning.

 

Safety

 

By far, the best reason to regularly clean your clothes dryer vent is to prevent fires. This happens more than you may think. The U.S. Fire Administration says there are an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings, causing five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss every year. Clothes dryer fires peak in the fall and winter months, with failure to clean the vents being the leading factor contributing to these fires. Dust, fiber, and lint were the items most likely to cause clothes dryer fires.

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Clean and Protect Your Chimney

Make sure that you are maintaining your home's chimney to prevent risk of fire and malfunction this coming winter. There are some basic chimney chores that will reduce risk and improve efficiency of your home's heating system, keeping your family warm. Before you ever use a fireplace in the home, be sure to check the damper, the flue, and have the chimney thoroughly cleaned. This is the best way to prevent fires from starting in the creosote left behind.

 

Some safety strategies for chimneys include the following:

 

Clean your chimney once a year.

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What Harmful Bacteria is Hiding in Your Air Ducts?

Generally, house cleaning isn’t any big deal because you can see dirt and dust on floors and carpeting or mold on bathroom counters. However, what about the dirt and bacteria that’s hiding in your air ducts? Most people never give their air ducts a second thought until they notice a mysterious smell or develop health issues. Learn why indoor air quality is a concern when dirt, mold and fungus buildup inside air ducts.

 

Air Ducts

 

Air ducts are typically located in crawl spaces, ceilings, walls or attics throughout a home. They are usually a round or square tube or conduit, which delivers hot or cold air for heating or cooling. The air is then released into various parts of the home through vents to create the necessary temperature adjustment of a room or the entire home.

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Do Allergies Bother You?

Are You Suffering from Allergies?

Wheezing. Coughing. Sniffling. Itchy eyes and itchier skin. Airborne allergens can make life miserable around your home.

The air in your house contains fine particles that can trigger allergy symptoms. Here is a closer look at the problem and ways to reduce it.

Dangers Indoors

If you’re an allergy sufferer, you probably think of your home as a haven from pollen and other outdoor sources that cause your allergies to flare up. Sadly, that’s not the case. In fact, allergens get trapped in your home, making them impossible to avoid.

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Good Health Begins with Your Homes Air

Good Health Starts at Home

 

One of the most important environmental health hazards is often overlooked in the pursuit of good health.  Good air quality in the home is critical for residents to feel their best. After all, everyone in a home shares the same air for extended periods of time.  Bad indoor air quality is one of the top five environmental risks to public health (http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20150328/ARTICLES/150329741/-1/lettersovember-and-the-electio).

 

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Have Your Vents, Air Ducts and Chimney Cleaned by the Best

Are you looking for the best possible air duct, chimney or dryer vent cleaning service in the Phoenix, Arizona area? Then it’s time to check out Golden’s Good Air. Founded in 2004 and located in Glendale, about nine miles northwest from Downtown Phoenix, the company is named after its founder, Charles Golden. With several years of experience under his belt, Charles Golden is fully committed to providing the best service by genuinely caring for his customers, paying attention to their greatest concerns, and maintaining long-term relationships with them.

 

Cleaning air ducts, dryer vents, and chimneys are not exactly the most visible jobs in existence. However, this does not minimize their importance in home maintenance. Dirty or clogged dryer vents and chimneys are ranked as top causes of house fires in the United States. Filthy air ducts in particular can increase the strain on HVAC systems, thus increasing energy costs; and they can worsen existing medical conditions such as allergies and asthma.

 

Thus Charles and his crew are on call to ensure the safety of buildings and those who inhabit them. And they do so by being very open and detailed with their customers. For instance, if Golden’s Good Air is cleaning dryer vents and they spot a clogged and damaged hose in the backyard, they would take it apart and explain that it is also capable of causing a fire, thus justifying its replacement. It is also unique in the area for its air vent cleaning system, which consists of a connecting rod system that consists of a gentle rotating brush connected to a variable speed drill. This guarantees complete and total cleaning, with no leftover filth or damage to the furniture or carpets. Also worthy of note is the staff’s visual inspection of each chimney system when possible for any essential repair or alteration.

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The Benefits of a Clean Chimney

The Benefits of Keeping a Clean Chimney

 

A fireplace offers homeowners great benefits. There’s the economic benefit, as it can be a more cost-effective way to keep the house warm than the HVAC system. There’s also the psychological benefit, as the toasty feel warms the spirit as much as the body. So, it’s very important to keep the fireplace working optimally, and part of ensuring its longevity is making sure that the chimney—the structure from which the fireplace releases its smoke and gases into the atmosphere—is clean. Here are the main benefits of keeping a clean chimney:

 

It’s Safer

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