Vaughan Couple Fall Victim to Duct Cleaning Scam

One senior got more than he bargained for and is warning others after getting scammed in a big way. This is very sad for the Duct Cleaning Industry. The genuine and certified Duct Cleaning Companies are working hard to provide best possible service and gain their customer’s trust and make a long term relation. On the other hand these telemarketing scammers are spoiling all the hard work. Do checkout this video so that you can be aware in future. In past a CBC investigation has revealed that Canadians are getting ripped off by some air duct cleaning services sold by offshore telemarketers. In the report, Marketplace found many Canadians are facing harassment from foreign telemarketing firms who defy Canada’s do-not-call list. One of the most common services for sale is cheap air duct cleaning. Its better to take prevention that feel sorry later; We highly recommend to the consumers to consider the following points listed below before you hire duct cleaning company; Never book a duct cleaner who is calling you. Good duct cleaning companies will never use any telemarketing for sales. Instead check online and compare quotes from different companies before hiring. Call your references (friends, neighbor or relatives) to select a duct cleaner. Virtual world is informative and transparent. You can find the location of the company it is serving from. Their online presence, customers reviews etc. Scammer duct cleaners will never show their physical address. Find out if they are certified. NADCA is the association that provides the certification for duct cleaning in North America. Do you know among 400 duct cleaners in GTA only 40 are NADCA certified. What ever you...

Are you taking care of your Employees Health?

Are your employees taking sick leave very often? Does your employees complain about the stagnant and unhealthy indoor? Is your indoor air healthy and clean? Are you spending on un-necessary equipment breakdown? If you answer any or all above questions in Yes then you seriously need a Commercial air Duct cleaning service for your commercial building or office. What a Commercial Duct Cleaning Service will do? Clean all air handling units (AHU) internal surfaces, components and condensate collectors and drains. Put operative drainage system in place prior to beginning wash down procedures. Clean all coils and related components, including evaporator fins. Create service openings as necessary to accommodate cleaning of otherwise inaccessible areas. Mechanically clean all duct systems to remove all visible contaminants. This will help in Energy Savings Indoor Air Quality Equipment efficiency Preventive maintenance For more information on commercial duct cleaning check our commercial duct cleaning page and...

How to Save on Energy this Winter?

Use Free Heat Open the drapes and curtains on your sun facing windows during winter days to bring free heat into your home. Remember to close your window coverings when the sun goes down to keep the heat inside. Only Heat the Rooms you use If you have rooms that you use rarely, like guest rooms or large storage areas, close and seal off the vents in those rooms to be more energy efficient and direct the flow of air to the rooms you use most. Clean your Furnace Regularly Keeping your furnace and vents properly maintained will reduce energy consumption and help you save. Check your furnace filter monthly, and replace it when it gets dirty. Use Humidifier Get a humidifier to add moisture to the air. The air inside your home can become very dry. Moist air feels warmer and holds heat better, so a humidifier can help you feel comfortable when your thermostat is set at a lower temperature. Use Indoor Plant for Natural Humidity Indoor plants are best way to increase the humidity in your home. Such plants not only maintain humidity but also help clean the air inside your home and increase your décor too. Invest in Insulation Thousands of dollars are lost in energy costs each year due to escaping heat and cold air in homes without proper insulation. Make sure to check for any insulation damage or changes in your home. Limit use of Exhaust Fan Exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom pull the hot air that rises to the ceiling out of your home. Use exhaust fans sparingly, and shut them off when...

Ask the Experts: Duct Cleaning Facts

Homeunique_admin Lets go through the 5 W's to understand all about duct cleaning. What is duct cleaning? Air ducts may contain things like construction debris or dirt, fungus, pet hair or mould. These are produced by the constant use of heating or air conditioning in the house. This results in poor air quality. Therefore, duct cleaning removes all of these unwanted items and allows fresh indoor air quality. When should duct cleaning be done? It is recommended after every 3-5 years based on the specific needs of the house. However, it is also needed after construction work or major renovations. What to check before hiring a Duct cleaner? Every industry have an association that keeps check and lay standard for the Member Companies and partners. Check if the company has any relevant certification and association. NADCA is the association for Duct cleaning industry. Check online reviews. Reviews are best way to get an idea about a contractor or company. Customer’s feedback can play an important role in making decision before hiring a contractor/company.  Why is duct cleaning important for your home? Duct Cleaning improves the overall air quality of your home, which is essential for healthy breathing. The better air quality you breathe through, the better chances you have of staying safe from unwanted allergies, asthma and other sicknesses. Along with improving the air quality it also enhances the life of your equipment and reduce utility bills. What is time-frame for a good duct cleaning job? For an average 2000sqft home it takes from 1.5 to 2hrs to clean the system thoroughly. This includes upto 22vents and supply and return...

What do we mean by Indoor Air Quality?

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is termed as the air quality within and around buildings and homes, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. What are Indoor Air Pollutants? Air contaminants are pollutants that are present in the air and can put your health at risk. People that are more vulnerable to the health effects of air pollution include: Children Pregnant women Elderly those with Heart and Lung conditions There are 3 main types of Air Pollutants. Biological pollutants from living organisms like: mould and fungi bacteria house dust mites pollen and spores Chemical pollutants are gases, vapours and particles like: nitrogen dioxide (NO2) carbon monoxide (CO) formaldehyde lead asbestos ozone volatile organic compounds (VOCs) dust or particles (particulate matter) Radiological pollutants are radioactive substances radon According to WHO Indoor air pollution is worse than Outdoor air pollution.   Source: Healthycanadians.gc.ca...