Home Safety

 
 

Got Rusted Out Vents?

Here's something that we frequently see when cleaning air ducts in older buildings. This heating vent is located in a store on the Danforth, near the front door. It was totally rusted out to the point where almost no air was coming out of the vent. There was a gaping hole in the pipe underneath that was serving it. If you have vents like this that are in need of repair, call us at City Duct Cleaning for a free estimate. Another common thing we see while visiting older homes has to do with the return air vent right near...Read More

New Home Safety Device

We are pleased to announce that City Duct Cleaning Inc. is a distributer of Lint Alert, which is a new home safety device that basically monitors the air pressure inside your dryer exhaust duct. Why is this important? The air flow, or pressure inside your dryer vent, is often directly attributed to how dirty your exhaust piping is. A dirty dryer vent will make your clothes dryer consume more energy and is also a potential fire hazard. The Lint Alert will warn you of any potential problems with your dryer's venting system so that you can take any corrective action...Read More

The Technical Side To Cleaning A Dryer Vent

A magnehelic pressure gauge is a device, similar to a manometer, that is used to measure positive, negative, and differential pressures. Just as a magnehelic gauge can give your HVAC technician a wealth of information about the operation of your furnace and duct system, it can also provide your duct cleaning technician with valuable information about your dryer exhaust vent too. The magnehelic gauge can be used to quantify how blocked (or inefficient) a dryer is operating prior to cleaning the dryer vent. After cleaning, the gauge will tell you exactly how much more efficiently the dryer is venting. Technically...Read More

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

Air Duct Cleaning Is Energy Efficient

Most people clean their air ducts to improve the quality of air in their home. Not a bad idea at all if you ask me as an air duct cleaning business owner and overall lover of clean air. What many people do not know is that you can improve your energy efficiency as part of the process. All you need to do is choose the right company and they should assist you in this process. Here are a few ways the right duct cleaning company can help. When your technician is making his way around your home during the duct...Read More
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