Commercial Duct Cleaning

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Duct Cleaning Tools – The Predator Whip

Whether we're cleaning air duct systems in a home or a commercial building, We've always got several duct cleaning tools at our disposal. Which ones we do use depends on the specific job. You've likely heard of a skipper ball or an air snake, and this is a common air tool that we always use in every case. But there are several kinds of skipper balls too... spinning ones, forward-blowing balls and reverse-blowing skipper balls. These should be common tools for most air duct cleaners. Besides the skipper balls, there are also scorpion and predator air whips available as well....Read More

How Often Should I Clean My Dryer Ducts?

    There are many factors that will determine the frequency of dryer duct cleaning. These things include the length of your dryer exhaust run or piping, and how often the machine is used. For the average home, it is recommended that dryer duct cleaning be done once every year. For a commercial application, semi-annual cleaning is often needed. We have some customers who have us clean their dryer exhaust ductwork monthly. In one case, they do several loads of laundry every day and the length of their dryer duct is fairly long. They have also experienced a dryer duct...Read More

Rooftop HVAC Equipment

What parts of an air system should be cleaned? There are three major parts to every air system. The supply and return grills, the interior surfaces of the supply and return air ductwork, and the furnace or air conditioner air handler. All three components must be cleaned when doing an air duct cleaning. If only one or two of the components are cleaned and any part of the system is not done, then contaminants from the third component will rapidly contaminate those that were cleaned. Alot of duct cleaning companies in the Toronto area quote prices to clean the ductwork...Read More
Air Duct System Repairs

Air Duct System Repairs

Here are some examples of why it makes good sense to keep your air duct systems in good repair. The photos below show some of the recent dryer exhaust ducts that we have cleaned, but the principle applies to any air duct system whether it is for an exhaust system or for heating or cooling in a home or a business. The first set of photos shows a broken 90 degree elbow that was found by our inspection camera or duct cam. The duct being photographed in this case is in a retirement home. We measured it out and broke a...Read More

Proactive IAQ Management

A large percentage of complaints that are related to indoor air quality can be avoided by routine inspections of a facility's occupied space and its mechanical systems by someone knowledgeable about and sensitive to IAQ issues. Minor complaints can also be prevented in many cases from escalating into a full-blown crises simply with good communication between building occupants and the facility's management team. A quick response to IAQ concerns is both prudent and extremely helpful. Proactive measures to help maintain good indoor air quality would at a minimum include: Designating an IAQ manager Developing an IAQ facility profile Identifying potential...Read More