Naturally Clean by Nancy

Naturally Clean by Nancy Natural home and commercial cleaning. Move in and out cleans
Construction clean up
Working with Real Natural Cleaning for the shoals area.
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specializing in helping you maintain a clean, healthy, home for your family. From the time I was 4 years old my family has been in the cleaning business. It is very rewarding to help families that are busy working and also those who would like to spend more time with their family doing important things. I am trustworthy and ethical. My cleaning products are All Natural and have Essential Oils in t

hem, so that you can give your family a peace of mind with healthy choices. Commercial, Home cleaning, move out cleaning and construction cleaning. Licensed and Insured
Call me to set up an appointment!!!
256-349-8096

Prices are based home size of business or home and client needs, which will be determined upon meeting.

11/03/2020

Naturally Clean by Nancy's cover photo

05/10/2020

We have a new toy! An ozone machine to help kill viruses and bacteria! We are so excited to share this amazing machine. We are offering wipe downs with our hospital grade disinfectant and a one night rental of the ozone machine..it will be required that your home is free of all humans and pets.😊 for 24 hours. When seeking out a treatment with this machine, always stay with a professional business, that is licensed and insured. Please feel free to give us a call or message us for a free quote... Stay patient with us as this new and amazing machine will be in high demand and may have a waiting list!!! 😊 perfect for a move in or move out clean and a one time sanitation clean!! Also perfect for our realtor friends! 😊😊

Call or text Nancy at 256-349-8096

05/03/2020

I don't believe I have ever posted a pic of myself and my partners in crime....i am very blessed to have these two ladies helping me run Naturally clean by Nancy!! Love them both!! 💜 don't know what I would do with I ut them!!!

03/26/2020

As a a cleaning company we are currently on the front lines in helping those in need during times like this, and we are so very happy to do so!!!!

Cleanliness and sanitizing are so very important to our health and not only in times like these but at all times!!!!

Please let us know if there is any way that we can help you and your loved ones with ur cleaning needs.
Our prayers go out to all of you and your families, health and well being....

Thank you
Nancy with Naturally clean by Nancy
Licensed bonded insured.
256 349 8096
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03/20/2020

Because of the Covid-19 outbreak, we would like to again share with you the precautions our company has implemented to help keep you and our employees safe and well. Now, more than ever, keeping your home cleaned and sanitized is essential.

Precautions we are taking:

We will under no circumstance allow an employee that is sick or has any flu-like symptoms to come to work.

Cleaning technicians will sanitize hands prior to entering your home.

We will also wash our hands once in your home, and wash hands prior to leaving your home.

We will disinfect the things they touch before entering your home (mop handles, vacuum handles, tote handles, etc.)

As always, towels are always clean and sanitized daily.

While in your home we will pay special attention to disinfecting often-touched surfaces throughout your home.

Here's what we need from you:

Cancel if sick. Please cancel your cleaning appointment if you or a family member is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has tested positive for Corvid-19.

- Keep your distance. To protect you and your technician, we ask that you try to remain 3-6 feet away from each other.

We want to assure you all that we are taking this seriously. It is our intent to be proactive and to limit risk to everyone's wellness by being prepared.

We will keep you updated as the situation evolves.

Please feel free to reach out via text or call on my cell phone 256 349 8096 if you have any questions or concerns.

"Furthermore, we realize that our clients need us now more than ever!!

Due to the massive increase in new cleaning requests, we want to assure you that your cleaning spot will not be bumped to accommodate any new clients. Our original clients pre-covid-19 are our number one priority, and we thank you for continuing to support us and our team during this inevitable dark period small businesses are about to experience."

We are grateful for you.
Thank you
Naturally clean by Nancy
256 349 8096
Licensed, bonded, insured.

03/15/2020

To all of our amazing clients..
We will be putting more emphasis on disinfecting the next few weeks, due to recent events. We currently use a hospital grade disinfectant...

Looking forward to seeing all of you soon and thank you so much for your business!!!

Naturally clean by Nancy
256 349 8096
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07/26/2019

Its that time of the year again!! I found this handy little check list that I wanted to share.
Also don't forget to call Naturally clean by Nancy and check out our page, if u are looking for a licensed, bonded and insured company that can help u with some of that declutter, housecleaning and organization!!
We take great pride in our work and care about what our clients and their paw friends breathe in. Cleaning with earth friendly products and providing u aromatherapy ;) while we clean!

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07/09/2019

Naturally clean by Nancy is always glad to help in the relationship area!! :)

Call us today for your free home cleaning estimate!

One time, weekly, bi weekly and many more options to choose from.

Don't forget to ask about our dog/ house sitting, organizing and clean outs.

Naturally clean by Nancy
Earth friendly cleaning products.
Putting the hand shake back in business

Naturally clean by Nancy
Licensed bonded and insured
256 349 8096
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07/02/2019

Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!

From your friends at Naturally clean by Nancy

Residential cleaning for 4 years now, in the shoals area!!!

Call for your free estimate
256 349 8096.
Licensed bonded and insured..
We absolutely love what we do!!!

06/29/2019

At Naturally clean by Nancy we certainly love what we do and love working with each and everyone of our wonderful clients!

Call us today for a one time clean, make ready for sale clean, weekly, big weekly or monthly residential clean.

We have also gotten into packing, organizing and haul offs for our clients....

Also!! Ask about our dog and house sitting department. :)

Come and be part of what we love.
Let us give you your time back to spend on what really matters!

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Text or call and check out our page and Angies list for reviews!!!

Nancy Milberger co owner or ask for Franca N Shea co owners
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99 percent of our products are earth friendly and smell wonderful!!!

06/13/2019

Folks if your putting your home on the market or have it on the market, don't forget what a difference a deep clean will make and Naturally clean by Nancy can help!!! Call for a free quote today!
256 349 8096
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Bonded
Insured

12/29/2018

Thank you everyone for a great 2018! Looking forward to another wonderful year in 2019!!

We wouldn't be here without you.
You are truly appreciated!!!!

The Naturally clean team
Nancy
Shea
Franca
Amber

07/04/2018

To all of our friends, family and clients!
Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!

Naturally clean by Nancy
Residential cleaning at your service.

05/19/2018

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05/19/2018

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05/19/2018

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05/19/2018

Naturally Clean by Nancy

01/11/2018

Naturally clean by Nancy understands that first impressions are often the difference between selling your home quickly for the value you desire or struggling to sell it for months on the market.

We currently work with some wonderful realtors in the area that have had great success with our professional cleaning.

We are licensed, bonded and insured. We also use natural products that work great and without all the harsh chemicals.

Residential Cleaning, one time cleans, move in and out cleans, make ready for sale cleans, haul off with clean and we can also provide you with carpet cleaning for an additional fee.

Call us today for your free estimate!!!

Naturally Clean by Nancy
office 256-367-4956
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07/22/2017

Just a special Thank You to all of our amazing clients for your kindness, your friendship and your loyalty.

We appreciate you!

Naturally clean by Nancy
Residential cleaning company

07/20/2017

Are you spending your days cleaning when you should be at the park, catching a movie or reading a book?? I am sure you can think of many things that are more important to do than spending every week cleaning!!! In todays world we are just soooo busy or it has just gotten too hard on us , physically!!

Take care of you first!!! You deserve it!!!
Call us today for a free in home cleaning estimate at 256 367 4956.

One time clean, deep clean, weekly, everyother week, monthly, move in and out cleans and we have also added hauling off and organize!!!

Check out our review on Facebook, Angies List and Care.com.

We are licensed bonded and insured for your peace of mind and ours.

24 hour gaurantee and all of our employees are backround checked!!!

Naturally Clean by Nancy
256 367 4956

07/16/2017

Have a wonderful Sunday.
To all of our Facebook friends our clients our friends and family.
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04/24/2017

Still using those harsh chemicals around the house?

Call Naturally clean by Nancy for a free estimate on residential cleaning. Take your time back and breathe better with Naturally clean by Nancy.

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04/10/2017

Naturally Clean by Nancy

HAPPY MONDAY FROM NATURALLY CLEAN BY
NANCY!!!!!!

WE SPECIALIZE IN RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, ONE TIME DEEP CLEANS, CONSTRUCTION CLEAN UP, MOVE IN OR OUT CLEANS AND MUCH MORE!!!

LICENSED/BONDED/ AND INSURED
FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND AND OURS.

WE HAVE 5 AVAILABLE OPENINGS ON THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE!!
CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON YOUR PROJECT!!!

NATURALLY CLEAN BY NANCY
OFFICE 256-367-4956

SOME GREAT INFORMATION FROM BETTER HOMES AND
GARDEN TO PREPARE FOR WINTER!!

Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.
Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk.
Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.
Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps.
Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.
Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters.
Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system.
Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep.
Keep the humidifier humming. Clean the plates or pads to ensure efficient operation.
Head-off gas problems. If you have a gas-fired room heater, have it inspected by a pro. Also, perform any routine maintenance recommended by the maker.
Keep the wood fires burning brightly. Wood stoves are making a comeback. To avoid a deadly situation, be sure to inspect yours before firing it up.
Keep your family safe at home. A home safety check should be an annual ritual in every household. Test smoke and CO monitors, inspect (or install) fire extinguishers, review fire escape plans, and rid your home of old newspapers and other fire hazards.
Get your mind in the gutters. Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. That's why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning.

Step-by-step instructions for inspecting and cleaning gutters

Button up your overcoat. A home with air leaks around windows and doors is like a coat left unbuttoned. Gaps in caulk and weather-stripping can account for a 10% of your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Weather-stripping is easily the most cost-effective way to rein in heating and cooling costs. This humble material also reduces drafts and keeps your home more comfortable year-round. Because weather stripping can deteriorate over time, it is important to inspect it periodically.

If you suspect a problem with weather stripping, you have several options for checking. Close a door or window on a strip of paper; if the paper slides easily, your weatherstripping isn't doing its job. Or, close the door or window and hold a lighted candle near the frame. (Don't let the flame get near anything flammable!) If the flame flickers at any spot along the frame, you have an air leak.

While you're at it, also check for missing or damaged caulk around windows, doors, and entry points for electrical, cable, phone, gas, and so. Seal any gaps with a suitable caulk.

Easy instructions for weatherizing your home

Get on top of roof problems. Few homeowner problems are more vexing than a leaky roof. Once the dripping starts, finding the source of the problem can be time-consuming. Stop problems this fall before ice and winter winds turn them from annoyances into disasters.

Here's how: Inspect your roof from top to bottom, using binoculars if necessary. Check ridge shingles for cracks and wind damage. Look for damage to metal flashing in valleys and around vents and chimneys. Scan the entire roof for missing, curled, or damaged shingles. Look in your gutters for large accumulations of granules, a sign that your roof is losing its coating; expect problems soon. Finally, make sure your gutters are flowing freely.

Note: Roof-mounted television antennas, even if they aren't in use, may have guy wires holding them in place. Look for loose or missing guy wires. If you see some, and your antenna is no longer being used, consider having it removed altogether.

Learn how to perform minor roof repairs

Walk the walks (and drives). Damaged walkways, drives, and steps are a hazard year round, but their dangers are compounded when the weather turns icy. Fixing problems in the fall is also critical to preventing little problems from becoming expensive headaches.

Look for cracks more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections, and loose railings on steps. Check for disintegration of asphalt, or washed-out materials on loose-fill paths.

Most small jobs are well within the ability of a do-it-yourselver, but save major repairs for experienced hands.

How to repair concrete steps

Patching concrete

Chill out. If you live in an area with freezing weather, take steps to ensure that outside faucets (also called sill c***s) and inground irrigation systems don't freeze and burst.

Here's how: Close any shut-off valves serving outside faucets, then open the outside faucet to drain the line. (There may be a small cap on the faucet you can loosen to facilitate this draining.) If you don't have shut-off valves, and your faucets are not "freezeproof " types, you may benefit from styrofoam faucet covers sold at home centers.

To freezeproof an inground irrigation system, follow the manufacturer's procedure for draining it and protecting it from winter damage.

Freshen your filter. Furnace filters trap dust that would otherwise be deposited on your furniture, woodwork, and so on. Clogged filters make it harded to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and can serious increase your utility bills. A simple monthly cleaning is all it takes to keep these filters breathing free and clear.

Here's how: Disposable filters can be vaccumed once before replacement. Foam filters can also be vaccumed, but they don't need to be replaced unless they are damaged. Use a soft brush on a vacuum cleaner. If the filter is metal or electrostatic, remove and wash it with a firm water spray.

Finding your furnace's filter

Give your furnace a physical. Once a year, it's a good idea to have your heating system inspected by a professional. To avoid the last-minute rush, consider scheduling this task in early fall, before the heating season begins.

Here are signs that you should have an inspection performed sooner:

Noisy belts. Unusual screeches or whines may be a signal that belts connected to the blower motor are worn or damaged.

Poor performance. A heating system that doesn't seem to work as well as it once did could be a sign of various problems. Your heating ducts might be blocked, the burners might be misadjusted, or the blower motor could be on its last legs. One check you should be sure to conduct: Make sure your furnace filter is clean.

Erratic behavior. This could be caused by a faulty thermostat or a misadjusted furnace.

Gather round the hearth. Even if you use your fireplace only occasionally, you should check it annually for damage and hazards.

Inspect your flue for creosote. Creosote is a flammable by-product of burning wood. If it accumulates in a flue or chimney, the result can be a devastating fire. Have your chimney inspected annually for creosote buildup. If you use a fireplace or wood stove frequently, have the flue inspected after each cord of wood burned.

For most people, the best option is to have your entire chimney system inspected by a chimney sweep. Once you know what to look for, you can perform the inspection by shining a bright flashlight up the flue, looking for any deposits approaching 1/8 inch thick. These deposits should be cleaned by an experienced chimney sweep.

Look for flue blockages. Birds love to nest at the top of an unprotected flue. A chimney cap can prevent this from happening. If you don't have a cap, look up the flu to ensure that there are no obstructions.

Exercise the damper. The damper is the metal plate that opens and closes the flu just above the firebox. Move it to the open and closed positions to ensure that it is working properly.

Check your chimney for damage. Make certain that the flue cap (the screen or baffle covering the top of the chimney) is in place. Inspect brick chimneys for loose or broken joints. If access is a problem, use binoculars.

Keep the humidifier humming. You may know that bone dry winter air is bad for your health, but did you also know it can make fine wood more prone to cracking? You and your home will feel more comfortable if you keep your central humidifier in tip-top shape during the months it is running.

Here's how: First, inspect the plates or pads, and if necessary, clean them in a strong laundry detergent solution. Rinse and scrape off mineral deposits with a wire brush or steel wool.

Head-off gas problems. Keeping a gas heater in good shape is both a safety and a cost issue. An improperly maintained heater can spew poisons into the air of your home, or it may simply be costing you more to operate. Have a professional check these devices annually. There are also some maintenance items you should address.

Here's how: First, shut off the heater. Then check the air-shutter openings and exhaust vents for dirt and dust. If they are dirty, vacuum the air passages to the burner and clean the burner of lint and dirt. Follow the manufacturer's advice for any other needed maintenance.

Keep the wood fires burning brightly. Woodburning stoves are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to your home. But regular inspections are needed to ensure that these devices don't become a safety hazard. Here's how to check them.

Inspect stovepipes. Cracks in stovepipes attached to wood stoves can release toxic fumes into your home. Throughout the heating season, you should check for corrosion, holes, or loose joints. Clean the stovepipe, and then look for signs of deterioration or looseness. Replace stovepipe if necessary.

Look for corrosion and cracks. Check for signs of rust or cracking in the stove's body or legs.

Check safety features. Make sure that any required wall protection is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and that the unit sits on an approved floor material. If you have young children, be sure to fence off the stove when it is in operation.

At least once a year, do a top-to-bottom review of your home's safety features. This is also a good time to get the family together for a review of your fire evacuation plan. Here's how to do this:

Smoke and CO detectors. Replace the batteries in each smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector, then vacuum them with a soft brush attachment. Test the detectors by pressing the test button or holding a smoke source (like a blown-out candle) near the unit. If you haven't already, install a smoke detector on every floor of your home, including the basement.

Fire extinguishers. Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher rated for all fire types (look for an A-B-C rating on the label). At a minimum, keep one near the kitchen; having one per floor isn't a bad idea. Annually, check the indicator on the pressure gauge to make sure the extinguisher is charged. Make certain that the lock pin is intact and firmly in place, and check that the discharge nozzle is not clogged. Clean the extinguisher and check it for dents, scratches, and corrosion. Replace if the damage seems severe. Note: Fire extinguishers that are more than six years old should be replaced. Mark the date of purchase on the new unit with a permanent marker.

Fire escape plans. Every bedroom, including basement bedrooms, should have two exit paths. Make sure windows aren't blocked by furniture or other items. Ideally, each upper-floor bedroom should have a rope ladder near the window for emergency exits. Review what to do in case of fire, and arrange a safe meeting place for everyone away from the house.

General cleanup. Rid your home of accumulations of old newspapers and leftover hazardous household chemicals. (Check with your state or local Environmental Protection Agency about the proper way to discard dangerous chemicals.) Store flammable materials and poisons in approved, clearly labeled containers. Keep a clear space around heaters, furnaces, and other heat-producing appliances.

10/03/2016

HAPPY MONDAY FROM NATURALLY CLEAN BY
NANCY!!!!!!

WE SPECIALIZE IN RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, ONE TIME DEEP CLEANS, CONSTRUCTION CLEAN UP, MOVE IN OR OUT CLEANS AND MUCH MORE!!!

LICENSED/BONDED/ AND INSURED
FOR YOUR PEACE OF MIND AND OURS.

WE HAVE 5 AVAILABLE OPENINGS ON THE RESIDENTIAL SIDE!!
CALL US TODAY FOR A FREE ESTIMATE ON YOUR PROJECT!!!

NATURALLY CLEAN BY NANCY
OFFICE 256-367-4956

SOME GREAT INFORMATION FROM BETTER HOMES AND
GARDEN TO PREPARE FOR WINTER!!

Get your mind in the gutters. Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts.
Button up your overcoat. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk.
Get on top of roof problems. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles, corroded flashing, or leaky vents.
Walks the walks (and drives). Take steps to repair damaged sidewalks, driveways, and steps.
Chill out. Drain and winterize outdoor faucets and irrigation systems.
Freshen your filter. Clean or replace dirty furnace filters.
Give your furnace a physical. Have a professional inspect your heating system.
Gather round the hearth. Check fireplaces for soot or creosote build-up. Better yet, schedule a visit from a reputable chimney sweep.
Keep the humidifier humming. Clean the plates or pads to ensure efficient operation.
Head-off gas problems. If you have a gas-fired room heater, have it inspected by a pro. Also, perform any routine maintenance recommended by the maker.
Keep the wood fires burning brightly. Wood stoves are making a comeback. To avoid a deadly situation, be sure to inspect yours before firing it up.
Keep your family safe at home. A home safety check should be an annual ritual in every household. Test smoke and CO monitors, inspect (or install) fire extinguishers, review fire escape plans, and rid your home of old newspapers and other fire hazards.
Get your mind in the gutters. Your roof's drainage system annually diverts thousands of gallons of water from your house's exterior and foundation walls. That's why it is so important to keep this system flowing smoothly. Clogged gutters can lead to damaged exterior surfaces and to water in your basement. They are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Before the leaves fly this fall, have your gutters cleaned, then covered with mesh guards to keep debris from returning.

Step-by-step instructions for inspecting and cleaning gutters

Button up your overcoat. A home with air leaks around windows and doors is like a coat left unbuttoned. Gaps in caulk and weather-stripping can account for a 10% of your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Weather-stripping is easily the most cost-effective way to rein in heating and cooling costs. This humble material also reduces drafts and keeps your home more comfortable year-round. Because weather stripping can deteriorate over time, it is important to inspect it periodically.

If you suspect a problem with weather stripping, you have several options for checking. Close a door or window on a strip of paper; if the paper slides easily, your weatherstripping isn't doing its job. Or, close the door or window and hold a lighted candle near the frame. (Don't let the flame get near anything flammable!) If the flame flickers at any spot along the frame, you have an air leak.

While you're at it, also check for missing or damaged caulk around windows, doors, and entry points for electrical, cable, phone, gas, and so. Seal any gaps with a suitable caulk.

Easy instructions for weatherizing your home

Get on top of roof problems. Few homeowner problems are more vexing than a leaky roof. Once the dripping starts, finding the source of the problem can be time-consuming. Stop problems this fall before ice and winter winds turn them from annoyances into disasters.

Here's how: Inspect your roof from top to bottom, using binoculars if necessary. Check ridge shingles for cracks and wind damage. Look for damage to metal flashing in valleys and around vents and chimneys. Scan the entire roof for missing, curled, or damaged shingles. Look in your gutters for large accumulations of granules, a sign that your roof is losing its coating; expect problems soon. Finally, make sure your gutters are flowing freely.

Note: Roof-mounted television antennas, even if they aren't in use, may have guy wires holding them in place. Look for loose or missing guy wires. If you see some, and your antenna is no longer being used, consider having it removed altogether.

Learn how to perform minor roof repairs

Walk the walks (and drives). Damaged walkways, drives, and steps are a hazard year round, but their dangers are compounded when the weather turns icy. Fixing problems in the fall is also critical to preventing little problems from becoming expensive headaches.

Look for cracks more than 1/8-inch wide, uneven sections, and loose railings on steps. Check for disintegration of asphalt, or washed-out materials on loose-fill paths.

Most small jobs are well within the ability of a do-it-yourselver, but save major repairs for experienced hands.

How to repair concrete steps

Patching concrete

Chill out. If you live in an area with freezing weather, take steps to ensure that outside faucets (also called sill c***s) and inground irrigation systems don't freeze and burst.

Here's how: Close any shut-off valves serving outside faucets, then open the outside faucet to drain the line. (There may be a small cap on the faucet you can loosen to facilitate this draining.) If you don't have shut-off valves, and your faucets are not "freezeproof " types, you may benefit from styrofoam faucet covers sold at home centers.

To freezeproof an inground irrigation system, follow the manufacturer's procedure for draining it and protecting it from winter damage.

Freshen your filter. Furnace filters trap dust that would otherwise be deposited on your furniture, woodwork, and so on. Clogged filters make it harded to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and can serious increase your utility bills. A simple monthly cleaning is all it takes to keep these filters breathing free and clear.

Here's how: Disposable filters can be vaccumed once before replacement. Foam filters can also be vaccumed, but they don't need to be replaced unless they are damaged. Use a soft brush on a vacuum cleaner. If the filter is metal or electrostatic, remove and wash it with a firm water spray.

Finding your furnace's filter

Give your furnace a physical. Once a year, it's a good idea to have your heating system inspected by a professional. To avoid the last-minute rush, consider scheduling this task in early fall, before the heating season begins.

Here are signs that you should have an inspection performed sooner:

Noisy belts. Unusual screeches or whines may be a signal that belts connected to the blower motor are worn or damaged.

Poor performance. A heating system that doesn't seem to work as well as it once did could be a sign of various problems. Your heating ducts might be blocked, the burners might be misadjusted, or the blower motor could be on its last legs. One check you should be sure to conduct: Make sure your furnace filter is clean.

Erratic behavior. This could be caused by a faulty thermostat or a misadjusted furnace.

Gather round the hearth. Even if you use your fireplace only occasionally, you should check it annually for damage and hazards.

Inspect your flue for creosote. Creosote is a flammable by-product of burning wood. If it accumulates in a flue or chimney, the result can be a devastating fire. Have your chimney inspected annually for creosote buildup. If you use a fireplace or wood stove frequently, have the flue inspected after each cord of wood burned.

For most people, the best option is to have your entire chimney system inspected by a chimney sweep. Once you know what to look for, you can perform the inspection by shining a bright flashlight up the flue, looking for any deposits approaching 1/8 inch thick. These deposits should be cleaned by an experienced chimney sweep.

Look for flue blockages. Birds love to nest at the top of an unprotected flue. A chimney cap can prevent this from happening. If you don't have a cap, look up the flu to ensure that there are no obstructions.

Exercise the damper. The damper is the metal plate that opens and closes the flu just above the firebox. Move it to the open and closed positions to ensure that it is working properly.

Check your chimney for damage. Make certain that the flue cap (the screen or baffle covering the top of the chimney) is in place. Inspect brick chimneys for loose or broken joints. If access is a problem, use binoculars.

Keep the humidifier humming. You may know that bone dry winter air is bad for your health, but did you also know it can make fine wood more prone to cracking? You and your home will feel more comfortable if you keep your central humidifier in tip-top shape during the months it is running.

Here's how: First, inspect the plates or pads, and if necessary, clean them in a strong laundry detergent solution. Rinse and scrape off mineral deposits with a wire brush or steel wool.

Head-off gas problems. Keeping a gas heater in good shape is both a safety and a cost issue. An improperly maintained heater can spew poisons into the air of your home, or it may simply be costing you more to operate. Have a professional check these devices annually. There are also some maintenance items you should address.

Here's how: First, shut off the heater. Then check the air-shutter openings and exhaust vents for dirt and dust. If they are dirty, vacuum the air passages to the burner and clean the burner of lint and dirt. Follow the manufacturer's advice for any other needed maintenance.

Keep the wood fires burning brightly. Woodburning stoves are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to your home. But regular inspections are needed to ensure that these devices don't become a safety hazard. Here's how to check them.

Inspect stovepipes. Cracks in stovepipes attached to wood stoves can release toxic fumes into your home. Throughout the heating season, you should check for corrosion, holes, or loose joints. Clean the stovepipe, and then look for signs of deterioration or looseness. Replace stovepipe if necessary.

Look for corrosion and cracks. Check for signs of rust or cracking in the stove's body or legs.

Check safety features. Make sure that any required wall protection is installed according to the manufacturer's specifications and that the unit sits on an approved floor material. If you have young children, be sure to fence off the stove when it is in operation.

At least once a year, do a top-to-bottom review of your home's safety features. This is also a good time to get the family together for a review of your fire evacuation plan. Here's how to do this:

Smoke and CO detectors. Replace the batteries in each smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector, then vacuum them with a soft brush attachment. Test the detectors by pressing the test button or holding a smoke source (like a blown-out candle) near the unit. If you haven't already, install a smoke detector on every floor of your home, including the basement.

Fire extinguishers. Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher rated for all fire types (look for an A-B-C rating on the label). At a minimum, keep one near the kitchen; having one per floor isn't a bad idea. Annually, check the indicator on the pressure gauge to make sure the extinguisher is charged. Make certain that the lock pin is intact and firmly in place, and check that the discharge nozzle is not clogged. Clean the extinguisher and check it for dents, scratches, and corrosion. Replace if the damage seems severe. Note: Fire extinguishers that are more than six years old should be replaced. Mark the date of purchase on the new unit with a permanent marker.

Fire escape plans. Every bedroom, including basement bedrooms, should have two exit paths. Make sure windows aren't blocked by furniture or other items. Ideally, each upper-floor bedroom should have a rope ladder near the window for emergency exits. Review what to do in case of fire, and arrange a safe meeting place for everyone away from the house.

General cleanup. Rid your home of accumulations of old newspapers and leftover hazardous household chemicals. (Check with your state or local Environmental Protection Agency about the proper way to discard dangerous chemicals.) Store flammable materials and poisons in approved, clearly labeled containers. Keep a clear space around heaters, furnaces, and other heat-producing appliances.

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