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Freshen Up With Paint “N” Peel

The fireplace should be the focal point of your living spaces – not an eyesore. While stained masonry has no impact on a fireplace’s performance, it can have a major impact on the home’s aesthetics. If the masonry surround of your fireplace is stained or discolored from years of exposure to soot, ash, and smoke, this can make the entire fireplace look dirty and dated. Likewise, exterior chimney staining can make a house look older and negatively affect your home’s curb appeal.

In the past, the only ways to clean masonry were to spend hours scrubbing, use harsh and abrasive chemicals, or paint the bricks. Now, homeowners have another powerful and simple choice – Chimney Saver Paint “N” Peel fireplace cleaner.

How is Paint “N” Peel different from other products?

smoke stained fireplaceMost methods of removing masonry stains are either time and labor intensive or permanently alter the look of the bricks and mortar. While many interior cleaners are designed for stained masonry, there are significant drawbacks. The harsh chemicals used can affect the air quality in your home. They also have to be left on for days, and they usually require extensive scrubbing to work.

Even the most popular methods of cleaning exterior masonry come at a cost. While power washing exterior bricks and mortar can remove stains, the combination of extreme pressure and moisture can cause serious damage to the masonry. Unlike other cleaning methods, Paint “N” Peel, is environmentally friendly. It does not create harsh chemical odors, scrub-free, and removes stains without damaging the masonry. This makes it the ideal choice for removing both interior and exterior masonry stains.

How does Paint “N” Peel work?

Paint “N” Peel fireplace cleaner is safe, fast, and easy to use. The fireplace professional at Clean Sweep will begin by applying a thick coat of it  to the stained masonry using special brushes and tools. Once applied, the product cures for 6-12 hours. Because there are no harsh chemicals, the air quality in your home will not be affected as it dries.

Once cured, Paint “N” Peel forms a thick film on the masonry’s exterior. Your fireplace professional can then easily peel away the product from the brick. As it is peeled away, Paint “N” Peel can removes years of stains from ash, soot, and smoke to reveal  the beautiful, original masonry underneath.

Paint “N” Peel Can Give Your Curb The Appeal

Paint “N” Peel is designed to be used on both the fireplaces and chimneys. Spring and summer are the perfect time to clean and restore masonry using Paint “N” Peel, particularly when used outdoors. As it can only be used when temperatures are between 45 and 95 degrees, spring and summer are the perfect time to restore your fireplace.

If the masonry of your fireplace or chimney have become discolored from smoke, ash, or soot, don’t spend hours scrubbing bricks using harsh chemicals. Instead, contact the masonry experts at Clean Sweeps of Michigan. Our Paint “N” Peel system can make your bricks beautiful again!

Reasons To Get Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Most homeowners understand the basics of dryer care, such as cleaning out the lint trap after use. While this is an important part of preventing dryer fires, there is one space it can be difficult to reach lint buildup – in the dryer vents.

Why do dryer vents need to be cleaned?young woman taking clothing out of the dryer

The same lint that accumulates in the lint trap can begin building up in the dryer vents over time. If not removed, this lint can begin to clog dryer vents, impact dryer performance, and significantly increase the risk of a dryer fire.

Lint and other debris in the dryer vents can cause narrowing that constricts air flow; as little as half an inch of accumulation in a four-inch dryer vent can reduce airflow by up to 50%. To compensate for the reduced airflow, the dryer produces hotter and hotter air. This superheated air can ignite the highly flammable lint, causing a dryer fire that can quickly spread beyond the laundry room and to the rest of your home.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 house fires are caused by clogged dryer vents in the United States each year. These fires endanger lives and cause millions of dollars in damage to homes and property – and can often be prevented.

Reasons to have your dryer vents cleaned

Below are four of the many reasons to have your dryer vents cleaned.

1. Reduce the risk of fire
Professional dryer vent cleaning removes lint and debris from the entire vent system – not just from the lint trap. This significantly reduces the risk of an accidental dryer fire.

2. Preventative dryer maintenance
When dryer vents are clogged, additional wear and tear are placed on the appliance. As the dryer works harder to compensate for clogged vents, there is a higher chance of a breakdown occurring. The cost of repairs – or an entirely new dryer – is often more than the cost of a dryer vent cleaning.

3. Improved performance
Clogs can prevent humid air from escaping; this means that clothes often need more than one cycle to dry completely. Clean vents can help improve dryer performance by shortening dryer times and helping clothes dry faster. Likewise, having dryer vents cleaned can help prevent the damp, musty smells that can permeate the dryer – and clothes – when vents are clogged.

4. Lower energy bills
A dryer with clogged vents has to work harder in order to dry clothes; this uses more energy and can lead to increased energy bills. Electricity bills can also go up when running additional cycles is needed in order to get clothes totally dry. Having dryer vents cleaned can help the dryer operate more efficiently and lower energy bills.

Schedule your dryer vent cleaning today!

If your dryer is running sluggishly, don’t head to the store to pick out a new dryer. Instead, consider having your dryer vents cleaned to improve dryer efficiency – and significantly reduce your risk of a dryer fire. For more information about dryer vent cleaning or to schedule your next appointment, contact Clean Sweeps of Michigan today!

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