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Flow-Through Humidifiers
Need a new humidifier or is it time to upgrade? About 15-20% of the homes we visit in the GTA still have the older drum-type humidifiers on their furnaces. And easily more than half the time they don't work anyway. They've been disconnected because they were either leaking water all over the place or else the motor was making noise. The older types usually have a yellow humidifer pad that turns in a tray full of water. The tray had to be completely level and the float had to be adjusted properly at the beginning of each heating season or...Read More
Beware of possible fire hazard
City Duct Cleaning Inc. has always specialized in fire restoration work, and over the years we have seen fires in many homes that were caused by the homeowners having removed their electronic air cleaner cells and replacing them with a 4" or 5" cardboard high-efficiency air filter. This in itself is a reasonable thing to do, as these disposable filters require basically no maintenance at all as compared to the cumbersome air cleaner cells that were replaced. And if the cells were not being cleaned regularly then the cardboard replacement can be even more efficient than what they had. It...Read More
Dead mouse in hvac system
What’s that smell?
People often call us not only because their air ducts are dirty, but because when their HVAC system comes on, a horrible smell emanates throughout the house. What's that smell, is the question. Alot of times a mouse or little Suzie's pet gerbil finds its way into the duct system creating havoc for itself and eventually the unsuspecting homeowner. It finds its way in, but unfortunately, it cannot find its way out, and succumbs to the darkness of the ducts. It may take a few days for you to notice, but eventually the rodent starts to decompose and that's when...Read More
Enlarged View of a Dust Mite
This is a dust mite
Dust mites are not insects but are more closely related to spiders and ticks. They are microscopic and feed mostly on dead skin. They infest beds and carpets by the tens of millions, and there can be as many as 1,000 mites in one gram of dust. Dust mites are harmless to most people. They don't carry diseases, but they can cause allergic reactions in asthmatics and others who are allergic to their feces. Dust mites are second only to pollen in causing allergic reactions. They are a major problem because they can cause some wheezing, itching, other allergic reactions,...Read More
City Duct Cleaning owners receiving the 2005 Consumers Choice Award
Consumers Choice Award
What is it you ask? Well, it's an organization which conducts surveys, residential and commercial alike, across North America to determine who is the number one company in a variety of services ranging from travel to car rental to in-house service work. The Consumers Choice Award has been conducting their surveys in the GTA for the past twelve years and since 2005, City Duct Cleaning Inc. has been chosen as the NUMBER ONE Air Duct Cleaner for the GTA. We have, since day one, always taken pride in everything we do. To be recognized by an organization such as Consumers...Read More
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