So what if spring comes earlier than expected?
If you forgot a gutter cleaning in the fall, spring showers could be problematic – especially if your home is near a tree. Gutters and downspouts that are clogged with leaves, twigs and other debris can lead to improper drainage. Not only can standing water attract pests like mosquitoes and rodents, but the excess overflow can cause costly damage to the foundation of your home and lead to basement floods. We recommend gutter cleanings at least twice a year during the fall and spring.
Gutters dry? You’re not in the clear yet! Your dryer vents could be a hazard
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “More than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers.” When a dryer vent becomes clogged with lint and debris, the appliance cannot run efficiently. This excess heat can cause the appliance to burn out or a dangerous and deadly fire to ignite. Signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned and inspected include:
- Damp clothes after a complete drying cycle
- Extra hot clothes during/after a dryer cycle
- Increase in your utility bill
- Lint on the back of your dryer or nearby wall
Your Home is in Safe Hands with Clean Sweep Maryland on Your Side
At Clean Sweep Maryland, your safety is our #1 priority. We specialize in chimney, gutter, slate, duct and vent cleaning services to keep residential and commercial properties safe and beautiful year-round. Give us a call at 410-558-1111 or schedule an appointment online today!