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Winter’s Coming. . . Don’t Let Pipes Freeze

Before Winter Arrives. . . Get Prepared

A major home maintenance disaster is bad enough in itself, but when several disasters happen all at once, well that’s a nightmare. When your water pipes freeze, not only do you have to call a plumber, but that crack in your pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flood damage, serious structure damage, and the immediate potential for mold damage.

How to Avoid a Fire Disaster this Holiday Season

How to Avoid a Fire Disaster this Holiday Season

Air Duct Cleaners of Virginia wants to help you avoid a fire disaster this holiday season.  November is a time of the year that inspires family get-togethers, like Thanksgiving.  As you begin the holiday season, and are busy whipping up delicious dishes, it’s also important to take time to remember safety.

Cooking Fire Safety Behaviors

Cooking Fire Safety Behaviors

Cooking fire safety behaviors are important and the number of cooking fires increases significantly during the holidays.  Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries.   Travelers Insurance offers these safe cooking behaviors to help keep you and your family safe.

Prepare Your Home

Prepare Your Home

Tips for Preparing Your Home for Winter Weather

Keep your cabinet doors open during cold spells as this will allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.
Keep a slow trickle of water running through your faucets, especially those that run through unheated or uninsulated areas of your home.

Why Clean Air Ducts? Because They Get Dirty!

Why Clean Air Ducts?  Because They Get Dirty!

According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, in addition to the normal accumulation of dust and dirt found in air ducts of all homes and offices, there are other factors that increase the need for regular HVAC system cleaning

Benefits of Cleaning your HVAC System

Benefits of Cleaning your HVAC System

NADCA says a good rule of thumb is if your ducts look dirty, then they probably are and you should have your system inspected by a reputable, certified HVAC professional. Here are some reasons people decide to have their air ducts cleaned.

Houseplants Filter Your Air

Houseplants Filter Your Air

NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study researched how to clean the air in space stations and one of their findings showed that certain plants were particularly effective at filtering toxins from the air.

What you may not be aware of however, are the common household items found in and around your home emit chemicals that could be harmful.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety and the American Red Cross.

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety and the American Red Cross.

Scott Salemme, Regional CEO of the American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region said “Cooking is the number one cause of home fires, so we also have information cooks can follow to avoid a fire.”

When we come together as family and as friends to prepare the Thanksgiving meal and share in the “how to” of family recipes, it is easy to get caught up in the festive moment and to forget the potential hazards.

Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Recalled

Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Recalled

Just issued last week was a massive recall on a fire extinguisher that is reported to be in more than 40 million homes. The extinguishers are being recalled because they may not function properly in emergency situations.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission claims that the recall covers 134 Kidde push button and plastic-handle fire extinguishers made from 1973 through August 15 of this year.