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You May Be In Danger Of A Dryer Duct Fire

The danger of a dryer duct fire is very real. Check out this video which offers some excellent tips on how to prevent a dryer duct fire from occurring in your home. Dryer vent cleaning will significantly reduce this fire hazard and will give you peace of mind. It also reduces the amount of time it takes to dry each load, which in turn saves you money on your hydro bill.   If you notice ANY of the following it may be time to schedule a cleaning: Damper (flappers) on outside exhaust termination barely opens when dryer is on. Clothes...Read More
Dirty dryer vent connector

Cleaning of Your Dryer Exhausts

Did you know that dryer fires are one of the most common fires in Ontario? This is because most homeowners don’t realize the amount of lint that comes off of their clothes with every cycle. When you dry your clothes most of the lint is trapped in your lint trap. The rest of the lint builds up on the inside of your dryer piping. With this lint collection and the gas that your dryer puts out (even if electric), plus the temperature of your dryer, heats this lint up and dries it out. Now this extremely dry lint is in...Read More
Furnace Technician

Gas Furnace Cleaning and Inspections

There are plenty of do it yourself articles available on the internet about how to clean your own gas furnace but I do not believe that any of these articles are really providing anyone with very useful or prudent information. Anyone who cleans or inspects a gas furnace in Ontario has to be a licensed gas technician, and for good reason. Most duct cleaners are not licensed gas technicians, nor are most homeowners.If you've gotten some half-information about how to clean your own gas furnace, then how do you know if you didn't miss something unsafe about your furnace that...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

Save Our Earth and Improve Air Quality

Do your part... help reduce emissions and stop global warming. Here are some easy tips on what you can do and how much carbon dioxide you can actually save. Recycle - Recycling just ½ of normal household waste can save 2400 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. Plant a tree - Believe it or not, over 1 ton of carbon dioxide will be absorbed by a single tree over its lifetime. Use less hot water - You can do this by installing a low-flow shower head in the bath and a water-saver flush kit in your toilet. Doing this will...Read More
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