The Value of Having your Air Ducts Cleaned Right

The ad read: Improve the quality of air within your home and relieve your family of potentially harmful dust and particles in the air- for only $49.99. This sounds believable and affordable, but the trouble is, it’s not only false advertising, it’s wrong. Many unsuspecting individuals are lured into believing that a 6-8 hour service can be purchased at this …

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Protecting Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

We have all seen the commercials and heard the warnings about the silent killer carbon monoxide, but how many of us turn a deaf ear because we have heard it too many times? While it’s easy to do, we should always keep carbon monoxide warnings in mind, especially since many of us have gas burning appliances, furnaces, and fireplaces. These …

Nicotine HVAC Cleaning: What’s That Smell?

Whether you’re buying a new home or renting a new house, it’s important to have the HVAC cleaned out and remove nicotine traces before move in day; especially if the home belonged to a smoker. This process is important; as the nicotine smell can stick around long after a smoker has moved out of the house. Cigarette smoking can leave …

Preparing Your Chimney

We have all watched the home improvement shows: Rehab Addict, Love It or List It, Flip or Flop, Property Brothers, Design on a Dime. A common thread running through these shows is the often unforeseen problem that is uncovered when the work begins. What seemed like a simple and easy job often turns into extra time and money. It isn’t …

Dryer Vent Fires

2,900. That’s the average number of dryer vent fires caused by clogged dryer vents and ducts that occur each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Of those 2,900 dryer vent fires, a hefty amount of property loss, injuries and even death can occur. What causes these fires and how can they be prevented? After a load in the dryer …

Furnace Filters 101

Whether we want to admit it or not, summer is just about over.  Fall is right around the corner, and as wonderful as autumn can be, after autumn comes… OLD MAN WINTER (cue bleak, saddening music). Thinking about frigid temperatures and pesky snow in the waning days of summer is painful, but those thoughts are perfect reminders to change your …

Energy Saving Tips for Summer

It’s summertime! You know what that means: road trips and family vacations! There’s nothing like building lasting summer memories with your loved ones and enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine together. The average vacation lasts 4 days – that’s 4 days away from your home where the AC unit and appliances are running and electronics are plugged in. Keep in mind …

Summer & AC Systems

Summertime is nearly here! The kids are out of school and the weather has gotten warmer. A lot warmer. You’ve most likely already found yourself reaching to turn on the air conditioner in your home and office. Our air conditioning systems will be working hard these next few months, which puts a lot of strain on the AC unit itself. …

All About Food Contamination Prevention

Some of us have experienced the (literally) gut-wrenching, awful symptoms brought on by a stomach virus. There’s nothing worse than being knocked down by an illness—you miss work and/or school, not to mention feel horrible. And sometimes, illness is preventable. Most illnesses are caused by infection in the body, but some are caused by spores, mold, and dust—things that can …