We hope everyone stays safe and bundles up tonight if they are going out, it’s going to be a cold one. Chimney sweeps and gas unit cleaning /light ups are on the top of our priority list at the moment. If you haven’t had your unit taken care of yet give us a call instead of being cold. Jeff has been staying out late to make sure customers are warm.
Leaf season is officially in full swing. If you haven’t been scheduled yet please call soon. Being on a routine maintenance schedule is cheaper than a one time clean up, as it takes less man hours.
Next week we start Holiday Lighting installation. The entire first week and a half of November are already booked. New customers who call and schedule during November ask for a discount. Existing lighting customers who refer us ask Jeff as well, we appreciate it immensely.
Cleaning the vent on our clothes dryer is often the furthest thing from our minds. After all we clean the lint trap after nearly every load of laundry, so how dirty could the actual line to the exterior house vent really be?
What Causes Vent Clogs
Several factors can play into build up in the dryer vent duct.
temperature and condensation
frequency of cleaning the lint trap
how well the exterior vent cover is working
size of laundry loads
Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important
Nearly 3,000 home fires are caused each year from clothes dryers. The U.S. Fire Administration predicts that about 34% are caused from lack regular vent maintenance. Scheduling an annual cleaning, along with cleaning the lint trap regularly would help reduce this number significantly.
Regular cleaning will also help keep the machine in good working order and prevent damage to parts. The thermal fuse is one of the most frequent parts to fail due to a clogged vent line. Thermal fuses are generally rather cheap to replace but can be rather a headache to change out and find a replacement.
Dryers are not cheap, and for most of us our daily routines depend on them. New parts are often hard to find. In addition to the down time while they are being ordered and shipped.
Fall is the perfect time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning in Northwest Arkansas. The service can be preformed at the same time a chimney sweep or other heating units are being cleaned and serviced.
In celebration of Labor Day we would like to offer anyone who schedules an estimate between September 1 and September 4th, 15% off of our normal labor charge. Estimates are always FREE. So if you are in need of lawn work or landscaping give us a call to talk about your next project.
Summer is still in swing but the nights are getting cooler and fall is just around the corner. The time to start preparing for cooler weather is coming. If you have been thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard to enjoy the nice fall nights checkout some of the previous ones we have built.
Speaking of cooler nights don’t forget that we also do chimney sweeps. September is a good month to start thinking about your heating needs and booking cleaning for chimneys and gas units before the service guys get swamped with calls.
2 J’s & Sons hopes that everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.
Halloween is over and Thanksgiving just around the corner. These are traditional markers for bringing in the harvest and other winter preparations. We are trying to check off our fall do lists, and thought we might share some of the things on it with you.
Re-pot and bring in an houseplants that went outside for the summer
Cut Back Perennial Plants
Dig up are cover and mulch cold sensitive bulbs
Over seed the lawn
Plant bulbs that will bloom next spring
Remove Fallen Leaves
Drain and store hoses/ winterize spickets
Winterize and properly store lawn equipment, like the mower, weed eater, and power washer.
That’s a lot just concerning the yard. Not to mention taking down and tilling the garden beds. We will start taking down some of ours this week. Not all of them though our tomatoes are still going like crazy. I will leave them until we get a heavy frost and pick what I can the night before.
Some of the really important things go in inside the house. Or will help keep the house warmer when it does get cold (eventually). Not to mention also needs done for safety reasons.
Sweep the Chimney
Clean the gas furnace, and check for gas leaks
Check doors and windows for cracks. Silicone or add weather stripping if needed
Spray for spiders
That doesn’t even include dragging out all of the winter clothes and making sure that the kids coats still fit.
Plus we can’t forget the pets. We love heated water bowls, they make our lives so much easier. We also try to keep an extra bale or two of hay on hand for the chickens or just in case the dogs have to stay outside for an extended period when its cold.
That’s most of our winter prep list. I am sure I forgot something, but it’s a start anyway. Hopefully it helped you remember something you may have forgotten.