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Water Damage Restoration: Cleaning Up After a Burst Pipe

Updated by Lisa A on February 6, 2019 in

Water Damage Restoration, Water Damage Cleanup

Pipes can rupture or burst for several reasons, including a sudden increase in pressure, corrosion over time, poor installation, general disrepair, and most commonly, the expansion that accompanies ...

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What You Need to Know About Ice Dams

Updated by Lisa A on February 6, 2019 in

Water Damage Restoration, Water Damage Cleanup

Besides numb fingers, slippery roads, and school closings, ice dams are another winter plague in Minnesota. These frozen formations can be very destructive to the exterior and interior of your home. ...

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Commercial Air Duct Cleaning: Exhaust Systems

Updated by Lisa A on January 21, 2019 in

Commercial Duct Cleaning, Commercial Air Duct Cleaning

Commercial exhaust systems serve to vent odors, moisture, and smoke from indoor spaces such as locker rooms, commercial kitchens, and bathrooms to the outdoors by way of a fan—similar to the way a ...

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Furnace Cleaning Case Study: Clogged Heat Exchanger

Updated by Lisa A on January 20, 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 26, 2019 in

Air 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 20, 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 January 26, 2019 in

Air 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 January 20, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Flue Cleaning, Chimney Sweeping

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

Updated by Lisa A on January 20, 2019 in

Dryer Vent Cleaning, Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning

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 January 20, 2019 in

Chimney Cleaning, Flue 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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