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Is My Dryer Vent Dangerous?

Is My Dryer Vent Dangerous?

Posted in Drying Vent Cleaning, Residential, Tips & Advice

When was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? For as often as we do laundry, dryer vents get ignored far too much. And over time, as lint and debris accumulate, it can create a potential fire hazard. To learn if your dryer vent is dangerous, here are some common signs that can indicate it’s time for a cleaning.

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6 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Commercial Duct Cleaning

6 Reasons Your Business Should Invest in Commercial Duct Cleaning

Posted in Air Duct, Commercial, Tips & Advice

Most businesses employ cleaning services that keep their office or commercial space tidy, such as vacuuming, emptying the trash, and other maintenance tasks. But the reality is, that these efforts aren’t nearly enough to eliminate the deeper levels of dirt and grime. We spend a significant amount of time at work, and with so much foot traffic and activity, germs, dirt, and allergens can easily accumulate in areas like the ductwork. Keeping your duct system cleaned can help maintain a healthi...

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6 Common Air Quality Contaminants

6 Common Air Quality Contaminants

Posted in Residential, Tips & Advice

You might feel safe and secure inside your home, but did you know that the air quality behind closed doors is often worse than outside? If that’s not concerning enough, many of the health effects caused by indoor air pollutants are experienced years after the initial exposure has occurred. Respiratory diseases, heart disease and even some cancers can arise due to poor indoor air quality, which is why eliminating any indoor air contaminants as soon as possible is essential to everyone’s long-...

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Why Should You Choose PowerVac of Ottawa for Your Duct Cleaning?

Why Should You Choose PowerVac of Ottawa for Your Duct Cleaning?

Posted in Air Duct, Commercial, Drying Vent Cleaning, Residential, Tips & Advice

Have you been noticing sounds coming from your ductwork? Or maybe you’re concerned that your home has poor airflow. Whatever the concern may be, investing in residential duct cleaning is a crucial maintenance task that every homeowner should consider to keep their home safe, healthy, and efficient.

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The Relationship Between Your HVAC and Air Quality

The Relationship Between Your HVAC and Air Quality

Posted in Air Duct, Residential, Tips & Advice

Did you know that a majority of Canadians spend almost 90% of their time indoors? And the air inside is often far more polluted than outside. In fact, indoor air pollutants are considered one of the top five environmental risks to our health, and are the leading cause of disease and premature deaths. Much of this is caused by the plethora of chemicals that we use and bring into our homes or businesses. 

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3 Tips for Preventing Air Duct Contamination

3 Tips for Preventing Air Duct Contamination

Posted in Air Duct, Commercial, Residential, Tips & Advice

Indoor air quality is a very important health concern in Canada, especially considering the fact that the average Canadian spends an estimated 90% of their time indoors. Poor indoor air quality can cause several health problems, especially for people with allergies, lung diseases, and asthma. In extreme cases, poor indoor air quality can even affect child development, leading to debilitating lung diseases later on in life.

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What’s in Dust?

What’s in Dust?

Posted in Residential, Tips & Advice

Have you dragged your finger across a flat surface in your home to notice a fine powder smudged on the tip of your finger? We all know that fine powder is “dust.” But have you ever wondered what each of those fine dust grains is actually made of? The answer will surely surprise you!

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Indoor Air Quality and Health Effects

Indoor Air Quality and Health Effects

Posted in Residential, Tips & Advice

On average, Canadians spend 80% of their time indoors. For this reason, our indoor air quality is an important health concern and has a significant impact. Everyone’s health can be affected by indoor air quality problems. People with asthma, allergies, and lung disease can be greatly affected by poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality can also affect development in children and has been linked to lung disease in later life.

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The Importance of Choosing a NADCA Certified Company

The Importance of Choosing a NADCA Certified Company

Posted in Commercial, Drying Vent Cleaning, Residential, Tips & Advice

By choosing and working with a company that is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), you will be getting the best duct cleaning service available to you.

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The History and Evolution of Duct Cleaning in Ottawa

The History and Evolution of Duct Cleaning in Ottawa

Posted in Air Duct, Commercial, Residential, Tips & Advice

Duct cleaning has always been a necessary service that people have used since the introduction of modern duct systems. The systems we use commenced with the creation of flues and chimneys used by the Chinese and Greek in the seventh century. They helped to hold a building’s heat without filling it with smoke, but the first recorded crucial heating came from the Romans. around 300 B.C. The Romans used a chain of vertical tubes under a tiled ground to warm a room.

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