Air Duct Cleaning – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late

Have you ever turned on your furnace or central air for the first time of the year and got a face full of dust come whooshing out of the vent? That is a great way to tell if your unit is working, but it is not very healthy! Dust blowing around your home every tie the furnace or air conditioner runs is not only unsightly, it can make you sick.

If your family is sneezing and coughing it may be due to all of the accumulated dust being blown into the air. Breathing in dust and pet hair dander can lead to upper respiratory infections, and it is miserable, especially if you have dust or dander allergies. The rest of your home may be immaculate, but let’s face it; most people do not have the capabilities to clean their own duct work. Professionals do have those tools and that is why we turn to them for our cleaning needs.

Duct work in your kitchen, bath and laundry room will have a lot of moisture settling on them. The thought that there may be mildew and mold lurking beyond the vents is not very pleasant. The interior of the ducts is dark and cozy and when you add in the moisture that settles in there, it is a prime breeding ground for mold and mildew. This mold or mildew will become airborne when the air travels through he ducts. A thorough cleaning by a professional air duct service will eliminate this worry.

Cleaning your air ducts will insure that you are providing your family with a happy, healthy dust free home. It will also mean that you will spend less time dusting everything else in your home time and time again. You will also save yourself some money by not having to purchase so many dusting and polishing products. Why not take that extra money and let a professional clean your air ducts, while you spend your extra time enjoying your family in a clean dust free home?

Still not sure if it is an investment you are willing to make? Take one of your vents off, wrap your arm in an old white sheet and reach as far down into the duct work as possible…just don’t get your arm stuck! What do you see when you bring your arm out?

Raleigh Chimney Cleaning – Many Reasons To Your Chimney Cleaned

Chimney Use

If you regularly have a brightly burning fire in your fireplace and use quality hardwoods and fatwoods, you’ll eventually require chimney cleaning. A chimney is a long, columnar structure attached to an exterior firewall that’s part of the fireplace design. It’s the output section of the structure that releases fly ash and smoke into the upper part of the column and from there, into the outside atmosphere.

Chimney Caps and Chimney Cleaning

There are two schools of thought on chimney caps. One is that they provide a safer means of burning wood or coal in a fireplace. The other is that they also prevent birds, insects and other “critters” from entering into the chimney uninvited. Even with a professionally installed chimney cap, cleaning the chimney is still inevitable.

Chimney Cleaning – Reason To Have It Done

One of the chief reasons to insure regular chimney cleaning is the build-up of creosote in the chimney flue. Creosote build-up is the main cause of chimney fires. Creosote creates a film on the interior chimney which over time begins to narrow the passage of the smoke and fly ash. As creosote builds up inside the chimney, the particulate building in layers becomes highly flammable. The result is a sudden roar inside the chimney, followed by fire.

Another Reason To Have Regular Chimney Cleaning

One other reason for engaging a chimney cleaning professional is to maintain a clean-burning fire in the fireplace that doesn’t emit odors or unnecessary smoke when starting a fire with fatwood or kindling. It’s important to use aged woods. Green wood may still retain sap which can increase creosote particulate more quickly. The same is true of fatwood and kindling. If using coal intended specifically for fireplace use, be sure to have regular chimney cleaning to avoid soot build-up.


Call CMR Air Duct Cleaning and Chimney Sweep and find out why we’re the best Raleigh Air Duct Cleaning and Raleigh Chimney Sweep business in the area. CMR Air Duct Cleaning and Chimney Sweep is a family owned business in the Raleigh area. Our goal is to improve the quality of air in your home at an affordable cost. We use the most advanced air duct cleaning system available designed by one the leading manufactures of H.E.P.A. filtered vacuum equipment in the United States. All of our equipment is manufactured to meet and exceed OSHA and EPA standards for cleaning the air of nuisance dusts.


Our services include air duct cleaning, chimney sweeping, dryer vent cleaning, duct sanitization, chimney caps, and vapor barriers.
Give us a call and discover out why we’re the best Raleigh Air Duct Cleaning and Raleigh Chimney Sweep service.

A Healthy Home Improvement

We live in a world where healthy living has become a way of life. We diet and exercise to make ourselves feel better. We have also taken on environmental issues to make our world a cleaner and safer place to live. Yet the most overlooked issue is the air that we breathe. The Environmental Protection Agency claims that indoor air has been found to be more polluted than outdoor air. Now consider on an average people spend 90% of their time indoors……The facts can be quite alarming.
  • “The E.P.A. ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five enviromental risks to public health.”

    (American Lung Association)

  • “Those who are most susceptible to indoor air pollution are children,pregnant women,and the elderly”
    (National Safety Council)
  • “Contaminated central air handling systems can become breeding grounds for mold,mildew,and other sources of biological contaminates.”

    (Enviromental Protection Agency)

  • “50% of all illness is aggravated or caused by polluted indoor air.”

    (American College of Allergies)

  • “Levels of air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoor levels.”

    (Enviromental Protection Agency)

Considering that we spend so much time indoors, it makes perfect sense to clean the source of our indoor air quality problems…..Our air ducts.

Again give us a call to have CMR do your Raleigh Air Duct Cleaning or Raleigh Chimney Sweep services.

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