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Furnace Cleaning Case Study: Clogged Heat Exchanger

Updated by Lisa A on January 15, 2019 in

Flue Cleaning, Furnace Cleaning

The heat exchanger pictured is definitely not representative of our typical job. Furnace cleaning, when performed regularly, is relatively uneventful, as the technicians use high-pressured air ...

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Air Duct Cleaning: Are Bathroom Exhaust Fans Included?

Updated by Lisa A on January 8, 2019 in

Air Duct Cleaning, Duct Cleaning

Bathroom exhaust fans serve to move moisture and odors from the bathroom to the outside. Like dryer vent lines, they move air only one way, from inside to outside—their function is not to recirculate ...

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My Furnace isn't Working Well. Do I Need a Repair or Will a Cleaning Do?

Updated by Lisa A on January 1, 2019 in

Furnace Cleaning, Furnace Flue Cleaning

As a furnace cleaning company, we sometimes get calls for issues that would be more appropriately referred to a furnace repair company. Sometimes customers with furnace troubles attempt the process ...

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The Story Behind Air Duct Cleaning Before and After Photos

Updated by Lisa A on December 28, 2018 in

Air Duct Cleaning, Duct Cleaning

Or rather, some stories. Everybody loves the before and after photos some companies offer after an air duct cleaning job. Customers like to see the results of the service and the accompanying ...

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What's the Difference between Chimney Sweeping and Flue Cleaning?

Updated by Lisa A on December 10, 2018 in

Flue Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping, Chimney Cleaning

It's a fair question, as the two are very similar, and in one case (the fireplace flue), they're the same. The two terms are often used interchangeably, even by industry insiders, as there is much ...

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Case Study: Colossal Dryer Vent Clog

Dryer vent clogs present a real fire hazard, but even if this potential disaster does not materialize, a direct and discernible result of dryer lint buildup is a clothes dryer that doesn't do what it ...

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Case Study: Utility Flue Blockage and a Red-Tagged Boiler

Updated by Lisa A on December 5, 2018 in

Flue Cleaning, Chimney Cleaning, Chimney Caps

Can you guess what caused the damage to the below flue cap? Before we identify the culprit, a few words about the importance of caps. Chimney or flue caps are indispensable for protecting the ...

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I Just Bought a House. Should I Have the Air Ducts Cleaned?

Updated by Lisa A on November 20, 2018 in

Duct Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning

It's understandable that when taking up residence in a new home you'd want to start from a clean slate, so to speak. You want the house you move into to be spotless, so you can make it your own. If ...

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Rooftop Dryer Vent Cleaning: Somebody's Gotta Do It

Updated by Lisa A on November 12, 2018 in

Dryer Vent Cleaning, Dryer Duct Cleaning

For an experienced technician equipped with the proper tools, dryer vent cleaning is generally a straightforward affair. As with any activity, however, add a good deal of height to the mix and said ...

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Basics: What, Why, How, When, and How Much.

Updated by Lisa A on November 5, 2018 in

Dryer Vent Cleaning, Dryer Duct Cleaning

What is dryer vent cleaning? Ask someone what dryer vent cleaning is and you may be surprised by how many are under the impression that it means emptying the lint trap compartment. It's a forgivable ...

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