Home Safety


Dryer Duct Fires and How to Help Prevent Them

There are hundreds of clothes dryer fires every year which causes death, injuries and millions of dollars in destruction. How many people toss a load of wash in the dryer and then go to work or simply go to bed? Watch this story and you probably won't want to ever do that again. What causes dryer fires? Experts say its a combination of heat and lint. Not just the lint you can see on your lint trap but the lint you can't see in the dryer's exhaust. It's a combination of heat and blockage of proper venting. If there's a...Read More

Duct Cleaning Technicians Versus HVAC Technicians

As the owner of a very successful duct cleaning business as well as a seasoned technician I am often asked by our customers if we are qualified to clean their furnace/AC system and my response is this... The cleaning that a duct cleaner can do on your furnace/AC only consists of cleaning the components that the air moves through, However, the law is very clear in this matter and states that Duct Cleaning companies may only clean these conveyance components while they remain in tact and they may never be removed or altered in any way whatsoever. With that being...Read More

Candles Are Pretty But Also Deadly

Did you know that it only takes seconds for a flickering flame to engulf your home? In past years, the popularity of candles has increased greatly and so has the number of house fires. People leaving a candle burning on a table do not realize the potential damage awaiting them. Fires will spread quickly and the heat, smoke, gases, soot and toxic fumes could be deadly.Your home's furnace ventilation system, when running, acts like a vacuum and can draw in all the smoke from a candle and spread it throughout your home in a matter of minutes creating a sooty...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

Is Cleaning Your Own Gas Furnace Worth The Risk?

Is cleaning your own gas furnace worth the risk? Every gas-burning appliance should be cleaned and inspected by a licensed gas technician at least once per year. With newer high-efficiency gas furnaces, it seems to have become common practice for many homeowners to stretch their yearly furnace inspection to once every two years now, and that is mostly due to two reasons. Newer gas furnaces burn much cleaner and efficiently these days, especially as compared to the standard conventional gas furnaces that were common in the 70's and 80's. The second-most common reason for putting off regular maintenance is due...Read More