When dust and debris accumulate in your Ottawa home’s air ducts, cleaning them is the best way to ensure you, your family, your tenants, and pets have clean air to breathe. Dr. Duct is on call to provide a number of services that can make your home a safer place:
- Air Duct Cleaning
- Dryer Vent Cleaning
- Dryer Repairs
- Kitchen and Bathroom Vent Cleaning
- Insulation Removal
- Air Exchangers/Heat Recovery Ventilators
Most homeowners forget about the ductwork that moves warm and cool air throughout the house. During the hot summer months, the air conditioning provides relief. Over the frigid winter, an HVAC system will provide warmth to you and all the residents of a building. But what happens when you haven’t had air duct cleaning over a number of years? Air quality and personal health can be affected.
Good, clean ducts improve the efficiency of your HVAC system. However, ducts are often difficult to reach and nearly impossible to clean without professional assistance. When those ducts blow dust and debris (or accumulate mould), the health of everyone under your roof can suffer, and those with asthma and/or allergies will be affected the most. A heat recovery ventilator or air exchanger can improve air quality and energy efficiency, but they also need to be clean. We are available to check your system and make sure it’s running to the best of its capability.
Just as important is the cleanliness of your dryer vents. Repairs to the dryer ductwork are necessary to keep your home safe and prevent deadly fires. Having a good dryer vent cleaning every five years or so can protect you and those you love, and help your machine run more efficiently. In the United States, about 12,700 fires relating to clothes dryers (in residential buildings) occur each year. In one year alone these accidents caused 300 injuries, 15 deaths, and approximately $88 million (US) in property damage. While Statistics Canada does not have similar fire statistics available, it’s likely that the same preventable fires happen in our country.
When it comes to the rest of the home, both kitchen and bathroom vents need cleaning as well. Spider webs and dust can accumulate and render those exhaust fans inoperable, or greatly diminish their performance. Consider how much grease and dust you occasionally clean off nearby kitchen shelves. Now imagine how much of that must be in your kitchen vents. Cleaning those vents will improve their longevity and help them rid your home of smoke and odour when cooking mishaps occur.
And, if you have concerns about old insulation in your house (smoke damage, asbestos, animal nests, remodelling) we provide insulation removal services that will safeguard the health of everyone living in your home.
Dr. Duct is available to help keep the air clean and improve the efficiency of your machines and systems. We have served the Ottawa area for over a decade and are proud of the work we provide our neighbours.