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It’s Time To Clean Your Dryer Vents

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Corona – Many make a habit of cleaning their home, but how often do you clean your dryer vents and HVAC ducting? 

Owner and operated of Corona Dryer Vent Cleaning, Kevin Blue, says, “It’s important to know the dangers of neglecting a clogged dryer vent.” A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard and a health hazard, according to hbairduct.com. When it’s clogged, it can send carbon monoxide back in to your home or it can possibly catch on fire.  

However, Corona Dryer Vent Cleaning can help! They are simply the best at cleaning, repairing, replacing and rerouting dryer vent lines. They can also do the same for your HVAC ducting.

Dryer Vent Cleaning has been family owned and operated since 1982. “We are the little company who covers a very large area,” said Blue. “We believe in family, we love God, and we value our community.”

They are the champions in their industry because they offer “upfront pricing and deliver only quality service,” said Blue.

Blue has been in the cleaning industry since 1982.  He found a love for the industry right out of high school.  Blue received his first IICRC certification in 1982 where he became an IICRC Carpet Cleaning Technician.  From then on, he never looked back. Over the years, the certifications started adding up.  A few of his first titles and certifications include Upholstery Cleaning Technician, Drapery Cleaning Technician, Stone and Tile Certification, and Pet Odor Removal Certification. “By 1999, I was certified to do crime scene clean up, flood damages, and so much more.”

In 2000, Blue started moving away from carpet, upholstery and drapery cleaning and soon began air duct and dryer vents cleaning jobs. Blue received a certification from Air-Care of Nevada as an Air System Handler Cleaning Technician.  This allowed him to be certified to clean HVAC Systems using the Negative Air Flow Process and Air Duct Decontamination. In 2002, he went to Dallas Fort Worth to be certified by Roto-Brush International for the Roto Brush Process and the Contact Agitation. In addition, Blue also said they received a few national certifications for Commercial and Residential Air Duct Cleaning and Decontamination.

“In 2015, I joined the NCSGA National Chimney Sweep Guild of America, and CSIA Chimney Sweep Institute of America,” said Blue. This is where he received another National Certification called a C-DET Certified Dry Exhaust Technician.

Blue and his company are more than qualified to clean your dryer vents and HVAC ducting. However, what makes them a quality company is that they love to get up in the morning and do their job.  “I do what I do because I love the challenge of waking up every-morning traveling to the South Bay, I.E., South and North Orange County, or wherever the job leads me to perform quality work,” said Blue.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Company has three offices located in Corona, Huntington Beach and Hawthorne. Call 562-441-4111 to schedule an appointment today or visit their website at hbairduct.com. They also offer discounts to Military (past and present), Educators, First Responders (Firefighters, Police Officers, EMT), and seniors.

Inland Empire: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

October is Fire Prevention Awareness Month

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Inland Empire – Riverside County Firefighters want all residents to install and inspect smoke alarms in every room.
“I urge you to have working smoke detectors on all levels of your home, and in all areas where people sleep” Riverside County Fire Department Chief John Hawkins said.
National Fire Prevention Month is a good time to make sure all homes have working smoke alarms, on every level, in every sleeping area, and in the hallways leading to the sleeping areas.
This year’s fire prevention theme is “hear the beep where you sleep, every bedroom needs a working smoke detector.”
“When fire strikes, every second counts,” Hawkins said. “Knowing how to react quickly and correctly can mean the difference between life and death.”
According to the latest National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, three out of five fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
These alarms should be hard-wired with a battery backup in case of a power outage. In California, new smoke alarms have a 10 year long battery life.
Residents are encouraged to inspect all smoke alarms every month, clean them annually, and replace the entire smoke alarm every 10 years.
Roughly half of all home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when most people are asleep, according to fire officials.
If a smoke alarm sounds, crawl low and go outside to a predetermined meeting place. Fire officials recommend practicing the plan in a fire drill at least twice a year. Families should also have an escape plan with an assigned meeting place outside the home in case of a fire.
This Fire Prevention Month CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department is asking all residents in Riverside County to improve their own safety by having working smoke alarms in every bedroom and on every level of your home.

October Is Fire Prevention Month

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Chino Valley – The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with other public safety advocates, will be reminding everyone about fire safety during Fire Prevention Month.  Although the week of October 5 – 11 has been proclaimed, “National Fire Prevention Week for 2014,” the Fire Department and the Board of Supervisors are proclaiming the month of October as “Fire Prevention Month.”

This year’s theme set by the National Fire Protection Association – “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives – Test Yours Every Month!” – emphasizes how important it is to ensure that smoke alarms function properly by checking them once a month.

The Chino Valley Fire District and Chino Valley Fire District Board of Directors invites the public and media to visit Fire Station 61 and Training Center (located at 5092 Schaefer Avenue in Chino) during the annual Fire Prevention Month Open House on Sat., Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Firefighters will conduct various demonstrations throughout the day, including a presentation where firefighters highlight multiple uniforms and protective gear they wear to demonstrate the various capabilities and specialty teams of the Chino Valley Fire District staffs.

There will be static displays of Fire District equipment and units from partner agencies. Children will be able to go through a Junior Firefighter academy and the public can tour Fire Station 61 every 30 minutes throughout the day. Visitors will also be invited to tour the inside of the Training Center to learn about the Emergency Medical Services the Fire District provides on a daily basis to the communities they serve.

Representatives from several organizations and agencies will be hosting information booths for the public. They include agencies, departments and organizations from the cities of Chino and Chino Hills.

There will be free popcorn and snow cones for everyone to enjoy. Participating in the various activities available at the Open House is completely free.

“The Fire District’s Annual Open House is a great way for the community to interact with their Fire District and to learn about proactive steps they can take to keep their families and homes fire-safe,” said Fire Chief, Tim Shackelford.

In addition to honoring Fire Prevention Month, Chino Valley Firefighters will be raising awareness for Breast Cancer through a pink t-shirt fundraiser during the month of October. The shirts are available for men and women, at just $15, with all proceeds going toward Breast Cancer research. Order your shirt at CVPinkshirt2014@gmail.com, or pick one up at the Open House on Oct. 11.

For more information on the annual Open House, follow the Chino Valley Fire District on social media, or visit the website at www.chinovalleyfire.org.