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Professional Duct Cleaning

Professional Duct Cleaning

What Can You Expect With Prestige Duct Cleaning?
Furnace Regular Maintenance

Furnace Regular Maintenance

How To Maintain Your Furnace
How to Prepare For Your  Cleaning Appointment

How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment

How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment
Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos - Frequently Asked Questions

Furnace & Duct Cleaning In Whitby Since 1988

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Professional Duct Cleaning
Professional Duct Cleaning
How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment
Furnace Regular Maintenance
Furnace Regular Maintenance
How To Maintain Your Furnace
How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment
How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment
How to prepare for your cleaning appointment
Asbestos FAQ
Asbestos FAQ
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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Furnace & Duct Cleaning – Dryer Vent Cleaning – Central vacuum Cleaning – Carpet Cleaning – Area Rug Cleaning

Furnace and Duct Cleaning

What Can You Expect With Prestige Duct Cleaning?

  • Multi-Point System Check™. Thorough pre-check of system operation.
  • We Treat Your Home With Care. Drop sheets, moving blankets, corner guards and register covers are used as necessary.
  • Full System Clean, Not a Bypass Duct Cleaning. We clean the Furnace Blower and Blower Housing.
  • Dual Zone Cleaning. System is cleaned in “zones” using Roto-Whip™ safe cleaning method.
  • Thorough Duct Cleaning. 150-200 PSI Roto-Whip™ is used in every duct, including hot air vents, cold air returns & basement vents for a thorough, full-system clean.
  • Professional Finishing. Sealed access panels are created for convenient future access. The outside of your furnace is wiped down.
  • Final Touches. Furnace is tested for ignition and fan operation.

Before The Cleaning Begins.

After covering their shoes with a clean, new set of boot covers your Prestige Duct Cleaning tech specialist will complete a thorough inspection of your system before the cleaning begins. Every home is unique and it is very important that your tech specialist examine your situation so they can proceed with the safest and best approach to your individual furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning requirements. Once the inspection is complete your Prestige Duct Cleaning Tech specialist will carefully explain the work that will be performed before it is done.

Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe Cleaning

At Prestige Duct Cleaning we use the Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning method to deliver the direct surface contact cleaning benefits of old-style brush cleaning combined with the safety of modern pneumatic cleaning systems. Unlike conventional air-wand or brush cleaning, the Roto-Whip™ system penetrates deep into your duct system without the risk of damaging internal components or closing pre-set dampers and adversely affecting system airflow. Prestige Duct Cleaning offers only one method of furnace cleaning to our customers because we do not believe in providing a service that is lower than our highest standards. Our only method is our best method, no extra charge!

Duct Cleaning vs Furnace Cleaning

HVAC Cleaning for your business or commercial needs.

Professional Duct Cleaning
Professional Duct Cleaning
Furnace Regular Maintenance
Furnace Regular Maintenance

Furnace Regular Maintenance

Your furnace & ducts should be cleaned every 2 to 3 years. Factors that can impact your cleaning frequency include:

Where your home is located

  • Homes in dusty areas (near industrial parks, the city dump, farms, and construction) may have more dust and dirt in the air than average, which may mean you need to have your furnace & ducts cleaned more often.

A brand new home

  • Your furnace & ducts should be cleaned prior to you moving in. Check with your builder – most will have this done for you.
  • If your new home is in a new neighbourhood with a lot of construction, dirt & dust, your system may need to be cleaned again in as soon as a year.

Pets, smoke, allergies

  • These things can increase the dust & particles in the air or increase sensitivity to poor air quality.
  • If you find that your filter is getting very dirty every month when you check it, even if it’s been less than 2 years, we offer a free inspection to see if your system is in need of a cleaning with any dryer vent cleaning.

Your Furnace Filter

A clogged filter can block airflow and cause costly damage your furnace.

  • Check your furnace filter monthly & clean (permanent filters only) or change your filter every 1 to 3 months depending on level of soiling
  • Use the correct size of filter, and ensure your furnace filter fits securely – gaps or spaces reduce the filtration of your air and allow your furnace to get dirty more quickly.
  • If you have two or more furnaces, confirm you are using the right filter size for each – often homes with multiple furnaces will have a larger and smaller furnace with different filter sizes.

Having trouble finding the correct size of furnace filter for your furnace? We can help with standard and custom sized permanent and disposable filters and pre-filters – contact us.

Your Humidifier

  • Check humidifier for leaks every month when you check your furnace filter
  • Clean (permanent pads only) or replace humidifier pads before winter

Your HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)

  • Vacuum, wash & dry HRV filters every two months during heating season

Not sure if you have an HRV? It is a large rectangular metal box in your furnace room. Stale or “old” air passes through, and heat from that air is captured to heat incoming cold, fresh air. It also helps to control condensation. There are filters in your HRV on both the intake and exhaust sides of the system.

hrv

Air Conditioning

  • Clean dust & debris from outside air conditioning unit in the spring, to ensure that function is not compromised
  • Cover your outside air conditioning unit in the winter when it’s not being used

Furnace Tune Up

  • Get a licensed heating professional to check and ensure that your system is running safely & efficiently every year
  • If you have air conditioning, you should make sure that the company you call is licensed to handle air conditioning as well.
  • If you have a concern about any gas appliance, including your furnace and hot water tank, ATCO Gas offers safety inspections

How to Prepare For Your

Cleaning Appointment

One or two days prior to your appointment, we will telephone you to confirm all of your details, including your cleaning address and your order. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to telephone us or contact us.

Before We Arrive:

1) Find Your Vents – please go through your home thoroughly and provide access to all of your vents – this includes the hot air vents (on the floor), and the cold air vents on the wall. Please check behind and move furniture if necessary to allow access. We will need access to every register in your home including those in bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. At this time you can also do a quick count (don’t forget your basement roof vents) to come up with an estimate of your total vents. Remember that all vents, including hot and cold and those in the basement must be cleaned and vents beyond the 10 in the package are $12.75 each.

2) Preparing Your Space – please move all lamps, plants and breakables in the immediate vicinity of your vents.

3) Furnace Room – please ensure that nothing is stored within 4 feet of your furnace and hot water tank. Your furnace must be fully accessible for our cleaning with several feet clear in front- if you are not sure about the accessibility of your furnace, please let us know when we telephone to confirm your appointment.

4) Asbestos – if you suspect that your home’s heating system may have asbestos tape or insulation, please go to the “Asbestos FAQ” to read more and determine if we are able to clean your furnace and ducts.

On the Day of Cleaning:

1) Time – for morning appointments, we will telephone you between 7 and 8 AM to give you your two hour window of arrival between 8 AM and 1 PM. For afternoon appointments, we will telephone you between 10 AM and noon with your two hour window between 11 AM and 6 PM. If you will be away from home on that day and need 30 minutes or an hour notice to return, please let us know when we call to confirm your appointment.

2) Parking – we require legal, paved parking within 30 feet of the entrance of your home.

3) Payment – we accept debit and all major credit cards. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept personal cheques or cash.

 How to Prepare For Your  Cleaning Appointment
How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment
Asbestos FAQ
Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos FAQ

Q: How can I tell if my home has asbestos?

A: Asbestos was used in buildings from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. If your home was constructed during that time, it is possible that asbestos has been used in insulating or in insulative tape. You can look online for more information about how to identify asbestos in your home if you suspect it may be present.

Q: You cleaned my system before and did not have concerns, why can you not clean it now?

A: Prestige Duct Cleaning is committed to the health and safety of our customers and staff. As a part of this commitment, we are undergoing COR certification, which is an intensive, safety focused certification program. In going through this process, asbestos has been identified as a health and safety concern, and we have recently developed a policy to properly manage this concern.

Q: Why can’t you just remove asbestos tape, or cover it up?

A: Asbestos must be properly contained and/or disposed of according to government regulations. Our staff and procedures are not qualified asbestos abatement and removal personnel, and therefore cannot do this for you.

Q: How could cleaning my system with asbestos tape or insulation be a health concern?

A: Asbestos becomes dangerous when it becomes friable (easily crumbles and releases fibers). Due to the aging of asbestos building materials, there is a high possibility that this could happen when our equipment puts pressure on your heating system. Due to this possibility and for your health and safety, we have a zero tolerance policy for asbestos.

Q: What should I do once Prestige Duct Cleaning has informed me that asbestos is suspected?

A: We do not have a referral for an abatement company, but we recommend you search out a reputable, qualified company to assess your home – they will be found under the term “asbestos abatement”. Once the concerned area has been investigated and/or the asbestos removed, go online or call us to schedule your furnace and duct cleaning service. At the time of booking, please email/fax us the official asbestos documentation.

More Resources:

(Prestige Carpet & Furnace Cleaning can accept no liability for any errors or omissions or the accuracy or completeness of these sites, or any of the content.)

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/environment-environnement/outdoor-air-exterieur/asbestos-amiante-eng.php

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/pacrb-dgapcr/pdf/iyh-vsv/environ/asbestos-amiante-eng.pdf

http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/faqs/faq6-Asbestos.asp

In the News:

Asbestos Update: How Health Canada’s Advice Has Changed – CTVNews.ca, July 2, 2015

Professional Duct Cleaning
Professional Duct Cleaning

Furnace and Duct Cleaning

What Can You Expect With Prestige Duct Cleaning?

  • Multi-Point System Check™. Thorough pre-check of system operation.
  • We Treat Your Home With Care. Drop sheets, moving blankets, corner guards and register covers are used as necessary.
  • Full System Clean, Not a Bypass Duct Cleaning. We clean the Furnace Blower and Blower Housing.
  • Dual Zone Cleaning. System is cleaned in “zones” using Roto-Whip™ safe cleaning method.
  • Thorough Duct Cleaning. 150-200 PSI Roto-Whip™ is used in every duct, including hot air vents, cold air returns & basement vents for a thorough, full-system clean.
  • Professional Finishing. Sealed access panels are created for convenient future access. The outside of your furnace is wiped down.
  • Final Touches. Furnace is tested for ignition and fan operation.

Before The Cleaning Begins.

After covering their shoes with a clean, new set of boot covers your Prestige Duct Cleaning tech specialist will complete a thorough inspection of your system before the cleaning begins. Every home is unique and it is very important that your tech specialist examine your situation so they can proceed with the safest and best approach to your individual furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning requirements. Once the inspection is complete your Prestige Duct Cleaning Tech specialist will carefully explain the work that will be performed before it is done.

Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe Cleaning

At Prestige Duct Cleaning we use the Roto-Whip™ SystemSafe furnace cleaning and air duct cleaning method to deliver the direct surface contact cleaning benefits of old-style brush cleaning combined with the safety of modern pneumatic cleaning systems. Unlike conventional air-wand or brush cleaning, the Roto-Whip™ system penetrates deep into your duct system without the risk of damaging internal components or closing pre-set dampers and adversely affecting system airflow. Prestige Duct Cleaning offers only one method of furnace cleaning to our customers because we do not believe in providing a service that is lower than our highest standards. Our only method is our best method, no extra charge!

Duct Cleaning vs Furnace Cleaning

HVAC Cleaning for your business or commercial needs.

Furnace Regular Maintenance
Furnace Regular Maintenance

Furnace Regular Maintenance

Your furnace & ducts should be cleaned every 2 to 3 years. Factors that can impact your cleaning frequency include:

Where your home is located

  • Homes in dusty areas (near industrial parks, the city dump, farms, and construction) may have more dust and dirt in the air than average, which may mean you need to have your furnace & ducts cleaned more often.

A brand new home

  • Your furnace & ducts should be cleaned prior to you moving in. Check with your builder – most will have this done for you.
  • If your new home is in a new neighbourhood with a lot of construction, dirt & dust, your system may need to be cleaned again in as soon as a year.

Pets, smoke, allergies

  • These things can increase the dust & particles in the air or increase sensitivity to poor air quality.
  • If you find that your filter is getting very dirty every month when you check it, even if it’s been less than 2 years, we offer a free inspection to see if your system is in need of a cleaning with any dryer vent cleaning.

Your Furnace Filter

A clogged filter can block airflow and cause costly damage your furnace.

  • Check your furnace filter monthly & clean (permanent filters only) or change your filter every 1 to 3 months depending on level of soiling
  • Use the correct size of filter, and ensure your furnace filter fits securely – gaps or spaces reduce the filtration of your air and allow your furnace to get dirty more quickly.
  • If you have two or more furnaces, confirm you are using the right filter size for each – often homes with multiple furnaces will have a larger and smaller furnace with different filter sizes.

Having trouble finding the correct size of furnace filter for your furnace? We can help with standard and custom sized permanent and disposable filters and pre-filters – contact us.

Your Humidifier

  • Check humidifier for leaks every month when you check your furnace filter
  • Clean (permanent pads only) or replace humidifier pads before winter

Your HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator)

  • Vacuum, wash & dry HRV filters every two months during heating season

Not sure if you have an HRV? It is a large rectangular metal box in your furnace room. Stale or “old” air passes through, and heat from that air is captured to heat incoming cold, fresh air. It also helps to control condensation. There are filters in your HRV on both the intake and exhaust sides of the system.

hrv

Air Conditioning

  • Clean dust & debris from outside air conditioning unit in the spring, to ensure that function is not compromised
  • Cover your outside air conditioning unit in the winter when it’s not being used

Furnace Tune Up

  • Get a licensed heating professional to check and ensure that your system is running safely & efficiently every year
  • If you have air conditioning, you should make sure that the company you call is licensed to handle air conditioning as well.
  • If you have a concern about any gas appliance, including your furnace and hot water tank, ATCO Gas offers safety inspections
 How to Prepare For Your  Cleaning Appointment
How to Prepare For Your Cleaning Appointment

How to Prepare For Your

Cleaning Appointment

One or two days prior to your appointment, we will telephone you to confirm all of your details, including your cleaning address and your order. If you have any questions before then, please feel free to telephone us or contact us.

Before We Arrive:

1) Find Your Vents – please go through your home thoroughly and provide access to all of your vents – this includes the hot air vents (on the floor), and the cold air vents on the wall. Please check behind and move furniture if necessary to allow access. We will need access to every register in your home including those in bedrooms, bathrooms and closets. At this time you can also do a quick count (don’t forget your basement roof vents) to come up with an estimate of your total vents. Remember that all vents, including hot and cold and those in the basement must be cleaned and vents beyond the 10 in the package are $12.75 each.

2) Preparing Your Space – please move all lamps, plants and breakables in the immediate vicinity of your vents.

3) Furnace Room – please ensure that nothing is stored within 4 feet of your furnace and hot water tank. Your furnace must be fully accessible for our cleaning with several feet clear in front- if you are not sure about the accessibility of your furnace, please let us know when we telephone to confirm your appointment.

4) Asbestos – if you suspect that your home’s heating system may have asbestos tape or insulation, please go to the “Asbestos FAQ” to read more and determine if we are able to clean your furnace and ducts.

On the Day of Cleaning:

1) Time – for morning appointments, we will telephone you between 7 and 8 AM to give you your two hour window of arrival between 8 AM and 1 PM. For afternoon appointments, we will telephone you between 10 AM and noon with your two hour window between 11 AM and 6 PM. If you will be away from home on that day and need 30 minutes or an hour notice to return, please let us know when we call to confirm your appointment.

2) Parking – we require legal, paved parking within 30 feet of the entrance of your home.

3) Payment – we accept debit and all major credit cards. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept personal cheques or cash.

Asbestos FAQ
Asbestos FAQ

Asbestos FAQ

Q: How can I tell if my home has asbestos?

A: Asbestos was used in buildings from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. If your home was constructed during that time, it is possible that asbestos has been used in insulating or in insulative tape. You can look online for more information about how to identify asbestos in your home if you suspect it may be present.

Q: You cleaned my system before and did not have concerns, why can you not clean it now?

A: Prestige Duct Cleaning is committed to the health and safety of our customers and staff. As a part of this commitment, we are undergoing COR certification, which is an intensive, safety focused certification program. In going through this process, asbestos has been identified as a health and safety concern, and we have recently developed a policy to properly manage this concern.

Q: Why can’t you just remove asbestos tape, or cover it up?

A: Asbestos must be properly contained and/or disposed of according to government regulations. Our staff and procedures are not qualified asbestos abatement and removal personnel, and therefore cannot do this for you.

Q: How could cleaning my system with asbestos tape or insulation be a health concern?

A: Asbestos becomes dangerous when it becomes friable (easily crumbles and releases fibers). Due to the aging of asbestos building materials, there is a high possibility that this could happen when our equipment puts pressure on your heating system. Due to this possibility and for your health and safety, we have a zero tolerance policy for asbestos.

Q: What should I do once Prestige Duct Cleaning has informed me that asbestos is suspected?

A: We do not have a referral for an abatement company, but we recommend you search out a reputable, qualified company to assess your home – they will be found under the term “asbestos abatement”. Once the concerned area has been investigated and/or the asbestos removed, go online or call us to schedule your furnace and duct cleaning service. At the time of booking, please email/fax us the official asbestos documentation.

More Resources:

(Prestige Carpet & Furnace Cleaning can accept no liability for any errors or omissions or the accuracy or completeness of these sites, or any of the content.)

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/environment-environnement/outdoor-air-exterieur/asbestos-amiante-eng.php

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/alt_formats/pacrb-dgapcr/pdf/iyh-vsv/environ/asbestos-amiante-eng.pdf

http://environment.gov.ab.ca/info/faqs/faq6-Asbestos.asp

In the News:

Asbestos Update: How Health Canada’s Advice Has Changed – CTVNews.ca, July 2, 2015

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