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Cleaning the dryer exhaust fan and ducts in your condo
Over the years we have cleaned the dryer exhaust ductwork in literally thousands of condos throughout the GTA. Many times we do this work for the building's management company and in this case we would clean the dryer exhaust ductwork and the fan in every suite throughout the building. We very often work directly with individual condominium owners as well. We can clean the dryer exhaust system on any floor because for this type of job we must use our portable vacuum equipment. What we do is bring our equipment right up to your door, and then run our hoses...Read More
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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