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The importance of cleaning your ducts before winter

Duct cleaning should be on your list of priorities when the time comes to start thinking about winterizing your home.

It’s a matter of the health of the occupants of your home. The only time it will get any air is when the doors open. The windows will remain closed. So the air your family members breathe will be that which passes through your pipes, air exchangers, heat recovery ventilators, range hoods and dryer vents. That’s why you need to schedule your duct cleaning before winter arrives, as you can never be sure that the air circulating through them is clean.

Cleaning your heating ducts before the cold season

Dust and debris never stop accumulating in your return air ducts. You have to make sure you clean them properly. You can do it by attaching a brush to your vacuum cleaner hose and brushing thoroughly.

You can also call on professionals, who will use the most appropriate products and equipment for the pipes and ducts that need to be cleaned. The specialists at Nettoyeur de la Cité will know exactly how to combat the accumulated dust.

To adequately dislodge the dust, traces of mold, microbes and bacteria, it may be necessary to use agitation tools. The collectors we use are about 50 times more powerful than your household vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning your range hood and dryer vent before winter

You can rely on the specialists at Nettoyeur de la Cité to clean the hood over your stove and the vent coming from your dryer. By properly removing the accumulated dust, lint and residue, you’ll avoid more serious problems. The risk of fire is heightened when these essential elements of your home aren’t adequately cleaned.

Cleaning before winter will improve your health

Itchy eyes, a dry throat, headaches, dizziness and nausea may all be indications that the air you’re breathing in your home is unhealthy. Recent studies have shown that the air indoors can often contain even more pollutants than the air outdoors.

People who live or work in homes with deficient air quality may suffer from sick building syndrome.

Dust may be lurking inside the heating and air conditioning ducts located in your ceiling and under your floorboards. These are ideal places for the proliferation of microbes and bacteria. The resulting fungus can cause allergic reactions in a large percentage of the population. Including your family members.

That’s why it may be vitally important to call us so we can get your ducts clean before winter arrives. Just imagine spending more than six months living with those spores!
This build-up can also cause your heating bills to skyrocket or even cause your system to break down.

Don’t take that risk! The initial investment you make in cleaning your ducts before winter will pay off, not only financially but also when it comes to the health of the people around you.

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Tile cleaning tips and tricks

Has your tile changed color over time? Do you have trouble cleaning the tiles and grout? Whether you’re cleaning the tile in your kitchen or your shower, you have to go to great lengths to get satisfactory results. That’s why Nettoyeur de la Cité would like to share some helpful hints to make your tile sparkle.

 

Cleaning your tile with a homemade solution

To clean your tile, opt for a microfiber sponge mop or broom, rather than a conventional mop. To avoid wasting money on expensive cleaning products, there’s nothing easier than making your own mixture. For routine cleaning, fill a bucket with warm water and add a little vinegar. Wash your tile and let it air-dry. For deeper cleaning, you have a number of options.

 

Cleaning your tile with black soap

Black soap is made from several different vegetable oils. Available in a paste or liquid, it’s a powerful degreaser that will sanitize the floor without chemicals, making it a great choice for families with small children. Preparing a homemade solution isn’t complicated at all. Just mix two tablespoons of liquid black soap with five liters of hot water. Let the soap melt in the water and then clean your tile without rinsing afterwards. Nothing could be simpler!

 

Cleaning your tile with soda crystals

Soda crystals, also called washing soda, soda ash or sodium carbonate, are a powerful cleaner, degreaser and disinfectant. If your tiles or grout need a deep cleaning, soda crystals will be your greatest ally. Just add a small handful of crystals to a bucket of hot water and you’re ready to go. These crystals also come in handy for cleaning burnt pots and pans and for washing dishes, clothes and even your stovetop.

 

Cleaning your tile with cleaning clay

You’ve never heard of cleaning clay? It’s a versatile household product that can clean not only tiles and grout but also appliances, plumbing fixtures, pots and pans, wood furniture and more. To use cleaning clay, which usually comes in a hard paste, scoop out a little with a wet sponge, work up a good lather and wash the tile. If there are stubborn stains, let it sit for about five minutes before rinsing it off. To make the tile sparkle, dry with a microfiber cloth as needed.

 

Cleaning your tile with care

No matter which method you use to clean your tile, don’t skimp on protection. Wear gloves and clothing that covers your arms, and work in a well-ventilated area. For major housecleaning, contact Nettoyeur de la Cité, where you’ll have the assurance of knowing that you’ll receive full-service professional cleaning. Call us today!

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