We love our beach homes. They provide us a great escape from the rest of the world and allow us to relax in peace. Although, as much as we like to think about how perfect our vacation home is, they still need proper maintenance in order to remain our great escape. I live in Phoenix AZ and own a beautiful beach house near Sand Diego, so getting out there to do proper maintenance is sometimes hard to do. Now, I know escaping to the beach to do house work is the last thing on our minds, but it still needs to be done. Things like gutter cleaning, power washing, and even air duct cleaning.
Up until a few months ago, I had never even though about my air ducts. A close friend of mine actually had a small fire erupt in her washer and drier room due to all of the backed up lint caught in the vents. This scared me into seeking a professional cleaning service to do a proper cleaning of my home. I gave the Cook Bros a call to do a thorough air duct cleaning of my home. After having this service done, I felt so much safer knowing my home is protected. But then I got to thinking; what about my lovely beach home? Could it be at risk for fire? Well, I didn’t want to take any chances. So I looked into getting a full cleaning done there as well.
Ask yourself, when’s the last time you did a proper vent cleaning of your beach home? It could be more at risk than you think. Think about it, when we’re at the beach, everything gets all sandy, which causes us to do a ton of laundry during our week or two week stay. This means we’re always running the dryer and more and more lint gets caught up in the air ducts. This just spells a recipe for disaster.
Dirty vents aren’t just a huge fire hazard; they can also cause some major health problems too. Our AC vents can collect nasty material that grows bacteria and eventually gets blown throughout our house. Thankfully, the cleaner I hired informed me of all the risk and recommended regular cleanings in order to protect my home. It’s recommended that you have a proper cleaning every 3 to 5 years. Since we typically don’t spend much time at our beach home, you’re probably safe to stick closer to 4 or 5 years.
So remember, our beach homes aren’t just our paradise away from the world; without proper cleaning and maintenance, our vacation getaways can be dangerous health hazards. So please be sure to take care of your second home.