Dryer Vent Cleaning- – Fire Safety

Dryer vent cleaning is very important!  FEMA statistics say that over 15,600 clothes dryer fires, require that the Fire Department respond every year. Cleaning your dryer vent regularly (once a year) can help you save on energy, and help protect your loved ones from dangerous fires.  Some warning signs that you need to have the dryer vent cleaned out, are : Burning smell (Hot lint) – Clothes are Hot to the touch – Multiple cycles are needed to finish drying your clothes.  Most homes built in the last 35 years have a main level laundry room with longer ducting to vent out the back of your home.  The more turns and longer distances mean more lint build up.  When lint starts to clog up in the vent, air flow is inhibited and the dryer works harder and gets way Hottter. It is hard to notice that you slowly have to add more time, or run the dryer again, to get clothes completely dry.   It take special equipment and brushes to get all the way through the dryer vent(ductwork).  Most 25-35 foot long vents are impossible to clean properly by yourself.  Call a professional to remove all the obstruction thoroughly, so everything works properly again, and it will stay clean longer (up to a whole year).  Many homeowners replace and buy new dryers, only to find out it was clogged ductwork causing the problem.  Then they still need to have it cleaned out.  It can usually cost only about $90-110 to get cleaned by a professional.  Call us at Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning 402-734-2172 for Free price quotes and more information.  We would be glad to discuss your needs, and give you accurate pricing. Read more »

Vacuum cleaners (Whole House) in Omaha, NE metro area

The whole house vacuum system has up to 100 feet of small pipe (duct work) that is approximately 1 and a half inches or smaller. The many turns and elbows to go to all the outlets(plug in hose adapter in wall), can be easily blocked or clogged. Especially avoid sucking up (vacuuming up) items 1 and a half to 2 inches long, (short lollipop sticks, bobby pins, toothpicks, etc.), as they will get stuck in the turns(elbows) and all the fuzz begins attaching to it and eventually blocks it completely. It is very difficult to unclog the hair and debris. You may have to cut into the PVC pipe and undo the mess(clog) and then repair/replace the piping. I suggest that at any accesible elbow that a y piece be put beside it inline. Just plug the open part of the Y and it is now an awesome access point to unclog future problems. Open up the end of the Y and vacuum or fish out the blockage, and you can be back to full power in no time. A professional carpet cleaning would be a good idea,, since your vacuum was probably working inefficiently for a long time(months) before it was clogged enough to notice. A powerful steam cleaning and deodorizing will put you in good shape, now that you have a lot of suction again to keep your carpet clean again. Don’t forget how important it is to keep the Dryer vent (duct work) pipes clean also. It can be a fire hazard and waste of energy if the dryer does not have maximum flow out these vents(pipes). Whole house air duct cleaning can cost several hundred dollars, but it is definitely worth it. Every 5 years or so the dust builds up that gets past your filter, until lots of dust blows into your rooms each time the fan blows(cycles). A professional cleaning can have you breathing much cleaner/healthier air in no time. Read more »

Omaha, NE Professional Expert Advice/Information

We are The Omaha Nebraska Metro-Area experts in carpet cleaning. When it comes to carpeting, a wealth of knowledge and experience (33 Years) is very important. Charlie at Advanced Carpet Cleaning can help you with all of your concerns. We choose the best method of cleaning based on the circumstances and fiber involved. Sometimes the best choice can be encapsulation(low-moisture) cleaning. This may help eliminate spots/spills from returning over time. Encapsulation cleaning is also a great choice if quick drying is desired (1-2 hours). Steam cleaning can be a plus because high heat and powerful suction can help alleviate odors or germs, along with the dirt. We have an arsenal of ways to remove unique spots or spills, such as red wine, kool-aid, wax, gum, tar, pet stains/odors. Many of these circumstances need expert knowledge and equipment to ensure successful results. Do-it-yourself techniques can sometimes make things even harder to remove. Some over the counter chemicals can actually set the stains, thus making it more difficult or in rare instances, impossible to remove. In extreme circumstances we can even dye or repair the damaged area. We also personally see (hands on) at our thousands of jobs each year, things we can share with you. The newer shag-style carpet that has become trendy over the past 4 or 5 years, are showing wear very rapidly, not holding up even in light traffic situations. Charlie and Advanced Carpet Cleaning of Omaha can steer you away from buying the wrong carpet or even upholstery. Polyester and Olefin fiber carpets are more for commercial situations. Dry clean only types of furniture(fabric) can have a very short lifespan if used in normal lifestyle situations. Kids and pets give you a reason to buy certain cleaner friendly fabrics and fibers for your home furnishings (carpet/upholstery). Call Charlie at Advanced Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning (402)734-2172 for all you answers. Read more »

Air Duct Cleaning in Omaha

Cleaning your Air Ducts may be the single most valuable thing to have professionally done in your home. Air Filters cannot stop all the dust from blowing into the air you breath. National estimates is that as much as 70% get through to your living space. This can add up quickly, equalling many actual Pounds of dust. Electronic air filters are much more effective, yet still as much as 10% manage to make their way past. This is the reason to clean your air duct system every 2-4 years. Almost all our customers notice a lot less frequent dusting immediately. Bacteria and allergens are even more harmful when the house stays shut up all winter. Today, many people are very sensitive to dust mites and allergens, which we can very effectively remove. We offer sanitizing to kill all the bacteria and germs. And fogging the sanitizer will deodorize your air duct system, too. Ultra-Violet lights are very effective in killing any germs that go through your system. We sell and install the U-V lights for a very reasonable price. Also we can get you the electronic air filters, which can be a great value as they are permanent and need to be changed less often than the standard pleated paper filters. So Breathe cleaner air and get us to professionally clean your home’s Air Ducts and furnace. Don;t forget to steam clean your mattresses, Cloth furniture and carpet on a regular basis too. You will feel much better and live a healthier life style for you, your children, and even your pets. Everyone can benefit greatly by removing all the allergens floating around in your home. Read more »