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A Living Wage Employer!

Vacu-Man is excited to announce that we not only support a living wage, but we are a LIVING WAGE EMPLOYER. We believe that to provide a quality service we need to also stick to a Canadian living wage framework. As a family operated Living Wage Employer for over 40 years, my father had a few sayings.  Make sure we always do a quality job for the customer and treat your employees fairly and reward them for their time doing the work.   Ontario duct cleaning companies that promote their services for $99 air duct cleaning are a scam.  I would like [ … ]


DRYER VENT CLEANING!

DRYER VENT CLEANING!

Jul 31, 2020

Do you have a Dryer?  Then you have Dryer lint.  How often do you clean your Dryer?If it’s not every year...might be time to call a professional to get it cleaned out properly.   Dryer lint can cause the following: Slower drying of clothes...meaning more energy costs.Fire starter - through dryer vent fireMore maintenance on your dryer Vacu-Man has started showcasing the dryer vent cleaning through a series of videos called Dryer Vent Diaries.  These are a series of actual dryer lint traps that have captured tons of lint through the drying cycle and collecting this debris in the venting system.   https://youtu.be/jCxRetdh168 [ … ]


The truth on $99 duct cleaning

I love a deal. Who doesn't? It's the art of the sale. The opportunity to save money on a service or product that you would normally spend more on. When you buy a shirt. You get it on sale for $10 versus $150 that's a really good deal or when someone gives you a first class plane ticket and you only paid the charter price. Then there are things you should be very careful about when you make a purchase.  If you're purchasing cannabis from a guy on the street it might be laced with something (cocaine or LSD) you [ … ]


New Furnace – Time to clean  furnace and air ducts!

July in Canada, tends to be hot, humid and it’s a time when many Canadians in the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville area are looking to do renovations.   If you installed a new air conditioner, or a new furnace in your home you might feel like you've got the shiny new in perfect condition product. However, this is the time when you need to have your furnace and air ducts cleaned.    Vacu-Man has been doing air duct cleaning in Oakville for over 40 years as a top rated duct cleaning company.  It’s around this time of year that we get a [ … ]


New furnace? Time to clean it!

What’s the difference between a new furnace and an old one?    Let me start with it’s possibly dirty either way!   The old furnace was probably full of dust, debris, hair and other items.   The NEW furnace, duct system or air conditioning could be filled with debris from the installation.    It’s good to have your ducts, vents, and furnace cleaned after any installation and that includes the new furnace that you just installed.   Installation or renovation of any kind can have a lot of drywall dust, dirt and debris that can fall onto the ac coil and worse...into [ … ]


Happy Canada Day to everyone

Today we celebrate how awesome it is to be Canadian.   I am one of the most proudest people (Canadians) out there.  I always brag when I travel outside of the country about how amazing the country is.  The people are friendly, funny and for the most part will help any way we can.  We complain a lot about taxes… and boy do we have a lot of them.   That said, we live in one of the most amazing countries in the world. Canadians are hardworking and committed.   We care about the quality of work we deliver and [ … ]


HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Jun 21, 2020

It’s hard to believe that my father managed to pay for my childhood, school and all through cleaning air duct systems along with furnaces.    This wasn’t an easy task.  Driving door to door in 1980, my father would hand out flyers to homes offering our services.   Vacu-Man charged at that time $99 per home.   His vision was to create a better indoor air quality for all residential homes.  Unlike other duct cleaning companies, he wanted to build an air duct cleaning business that was better in many ways.  Vacu-Man did it better….we cleaned the air vents, air [ … ]


CAN AN AIR FILTER BLOCK A VIRUS?

Vacu-Man has been cleaning furnaces and air ducts for over 40 years. As an Air Duct Cleaning company, we know that being stuck in the house, during isolation because of covid-19 for so long we sometimes forget the air quality is critical. If you're suffering from allergies you probably already know this. It's spring, and with this amazing season comes the challenge of allergies. Opening the windows to get that ventilation system of fresh air also means you're pulling in a lot of pollen into the home; so we may be relying on the air conditioning to cool us down. [ … ]


Furnace Air Filters NOW AVAILABLE

I'm excited to announce as a Canadian locally owned, operated duct cleaning service company we are now offering canadian-made certified by Vacu-Man furnace filters available to be purchased online.  For the past 40 years we have provided our Canadian made filters for our customers after each air duct cleaning we completed.   As we have seen more than a few dirty furnaces it's important to get the right filter to keep your furnace running optimally. During covid-19 situation it was apparent that our lack of access to Canadian made products and materials in Canada had to change.  As mentioned by [ … ]


Power Vac Duct Cleaning

A High-Level Guide If you're seeking to have the quality of your air match the high quality of your life, Vacu-Man’s superior power vac duct cleaning services is an undertaking you should be considering. By ensuring that your ducts are optimally clean and operating efficiently, you thereby ensure that the health and well-being of visitors, such as family, friends, and coworkers, is top of mind. To begin, research shows that nearly 20% of common illnesses are produced as a result of indoor air that has been polluted. Discover Magazine reported that a six-room residence, based upon the average size in [ … ]


How often for duct cleaning?

Although spring is in the air, dust and particle buildup shouldn't be. If your home is beginning to have a light film, if you have a buildup of dust around your air ducts, or if your allergies are augmented, it is time to have your air ducts cleaned. Although the recommendation guidelines vary, experts recommend that you should clean your air ducts once every three to five years. However, this frequency is unquestionably quite a large time span. If you want your quality of air to complement your high quality of life, you should aim to have your ducts cleaned [ … ]


COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Mar 23, 2020

Greetings from President (Son of Founder) Adam Oldfield. As a cleaning company, we have understood the importance of cleaning the air for over 40 years. At Vacu-Man there is nothing we care more about than YOUR safety and  health. We always seek to use the best cleaning products, technology and knowledge at our disposal to promote customer safety at all times.  We prioritize cleaning now more than ever as we understand that proper and thorough cleaning prevents the spread of infection. As you can understand, the issue of coronavirus is something that is now our top priority and we want [ … ]


Can Duct Cleaning Kill Corona Virus?

Corona Virus is happening in the world; currently people are self isolating themselves as a precaution of being safe.  If you’re one of the many that are holding up in your home, you might want to consider getting your ducts and furnace cleaned!  How will cleaning my furnace and duct help with stopping the Corona virus?  Answer.  It won’t. Why do it then?Answer.  The air you breathe within your home is still circulating the dust, hair and debris from outside and further, duct cleaning DOES help with cleaning up the air in your home removing particles that can cause allergies or [ … ]


3 tips to clean air in your home

It’s hard to believe that one of the most critical items in your home that keeps it at the perfect temperature at all times gets neglected usually ALL the time. Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning is all about maintenance! Ensuring that you take care of your home's temperature is critical as you’ll know when you need it most in the winter or the summer. HERE ARE SOME TIPS 1. Change your filter (or at least check it) every 3 months. 2. Clean your vents.  Heater vents can be traps to collect food, toys, and small items.   3. Vacuum the cold [ … ]


A Century of Advancement in Tech and Business

Humans have accomplished so much in the past ten years, let alone the past hundred. One hundred years ago, it was 1920; a time known not just for its roaring fun and fancy free outlook, but also for many revolutionary developments in technology. In the 1920’s, there were many incredible inventions: the radio station, the lie detector, convertible car, self-winding watches, instant cameras, and traffic lights. The decade also saw the invention of many items we take for granted today: bread slicers, pressure washers, electric razors and garbage disposal. All of these items, whether big or small, played a part [ … ]


How Much Should Dryer Vent Cleaning Cost?

Vacu-Man has been cleaning ducts and furnaces for over 40 years but we also clean dryer vents.  This is an appliance that is more likely to cause a fire in the home than any other appliance that you have. According to the Ministry of Solicitor General Ontario had over 168 dryer fires in 2011.  Every one of them was caused by a lint build up.  It’s suggested of what you want to prepare for with the installation of a dryer vent, and further the maintenance of your vents.  The key thing to remember is that you DO NOT want a [ … ]


Hamilton Inner City Children get a meal and gift!

2019 - Rotary Club of Hamilton Virtual Stockings is once again taking place where FPM3 President Adam Oldfield will be hosting and celebrating with over 700 inner city children at Cathy Wever School. Rotary Club of Hamilton has assisted for many years giving young children the joy of holidays with a warm belly and a wrapped gift for all. FPM3 is once again proud to support and sponsor this very magical day planned filled with food, gifts and a book for every child. Rotarians and volunteers host a day with entertainment, fun, gifts and a traditional turkey dinner for the [ … ]


President Adam Oldfield – Teaches Mohawk College

It's official, President of Vacu-Man Adam Oldfield is returning to Mohawk College as Professor of Radio Sales to enlighten, educate and further train the future sales leaders of tomorrow. As a graduate of Mohawk College, and President of his fathers 40 year old Duct cleaning company, Adam Oldfield has always had a passion to help teach the minds of students to be better sales people. Six years ago, Adam Oldfield accepted the position of Professor on a part time basis for media sales and to this day still helps with educating our local future sales stars. "The art of sales [ … ]


HIRING – HVAC Techs!

HIRING – HVAC Techs!

Nov 24, 2019

Licensed HVAC Technician for Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company We are a family run business that is seeking someone looking for a career focused employment and wants to be part of our family.  We are located in Burlington and Hamilton serving Mississauga to Niagara region. We pride ourselves on: Environmentally consciousLong term employment  Treating staff like familyPride in our work Are you a recent graduate with a Gas Fitters License looking to gain some field work experience in the industry? Vacu-Man is currently looking for licensed HVAC technicians (G3 or G2) to work with our 40 year family operated Furnace & [ … ]


NOW HIRING | GENERAL LABOUR

Vacu-Man is a forward-thinking company dedicated to effort, efficiency and effective customer service. As we expand, we are looking for employees that share our strategy. The right candidate that possess the following skills and qualifications will be considered a priority. Candidate must have a valid Class G Licence with clean abstract. Most work is Monday thru Friday day shift, with occasional weekend and evenings work. Must speak clear and fluent English and have excellent customer service skills. We are a family run business that is seeking someone looking for a career focused employment and wants to be part of our [ … ]


Vacu-Man supports Hamilton Community Foundation

Vacu-Man is once again excited supports the Losani Family Foundation at the Hamilton Community Foundation for the 5th year through this years Turkey Drive. Proceeds from the Turkey Drive will be distributed to charities that focus on families, children, health and the communities that Losani Homes builds, as well as WE Charity (formerly known as Free the Children) for their work internationally. Vacu-Man believes in giving back to our community and we appreciate that many do not have the help or assistance during the holiday season. President, Adam Oldfield states "I was born in Hamilton, educated in Hamilton, live and hire [ … ]


AIR DUCT CLEANING SCAMS

During a CBC radio broadcast interview in November with Dr. Siegel, A PhD professor at the University of Toronto, the topic of discussion was air duct cleaning. The specific topic being how air duct cleaning may not improve air quality, and that in fact, air duct cleaning may not be worth doing due to the amount of dust and debris in the ductwork. After hearing this broadcast Vacu-Man wants to bring clarity that Jeffrey Dr. Siegel was not very clear in his delivery of furnace and duct cleaning information.   The confusion in the market occurs due to scam duct [ … ]


WINTER IS COMING!

WINTER IS COMING!

Nov 04, 2019

The time to turn on the furnace...the temperature is now dropping and that means you'll be smelling the dust, debris that has fallen into the vents over the past few months. This is our busy time of year at Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning as we try to accommodate all our customers this time of year to have the full duct and furnace cleaned; it's good to call and book now. We truly hate to disappoint our customers and always good to clean your home between 3 and 5 years depending on the circumstances of your living environment. ie. if [ … ]


Formaldehyde – It’s in our air?

https://youtu.be/iDFQKTA3X3k It's amazing the air that we breathe in our homes. The air we breathe could be contaminated by simply all the new things we buy. Recently Dyson just came out with a new air filtration system focussed on formaldehyde. Little did you know that most of the new products that you purchase, furniture, mattresses, food, cleaning products and even your own body can create formaldehyde. Most of these new products in a few hours will dissolve (mix) into the air we breathe. It is recommended that having your ducts cleaned and furnace fan cleaned out is critical to ensure that [ … ]


Top 3 things to look for with duct cleaning

If you plan to clean your furnace and or ducts in your home — or a commercial building — you'll want to make sure you don't get scammed!!!\ A good rule of thumb is that you have to hire a licensed professional who is a gas technician (Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct Cleaning) to perform any such work. Although this idea is often not immediately apparent to homeowners trying to deal with the aftermath of renovations, or moving into a new home, starting a new business, it should be a greater consideration in years to come.Some duct cleaning companies who are [ … ]


When DO you know it’s Vacu-Man?

India, and Pakistan have given the duct cleaning services a bad name in the past. In fact, many duct cleaning from these countries have been charged from the CRTC due to violating the DO NOT CALL list. However, they are getting smarter and it's important to understand WHO you're really doing business with. https://youtu.be/YZ4m7gcId8M The most recent scam is that these Pakistan companies are calling from Pakistan directly and linking through Facebook "Buy and Sell Groups". They post a legitimate ad, using Vacu-Man as an example but offer a deal of $99 if they personal message them. The post is [ … ]


AC coil plugged could cause flooding

With the climate changing and the issues with storms and floods happening almost daily in the world. The worst is when it's in your basement, directly inside your furnace! How does this happen? The AC coil over time when not properly cleaned gets plugged. As such the condensation backs up and with water not having anywhere to go, ends up all over the floor! Vacu-Man Furnace and Duct cleaning offers the service of ensuring that when we do the job, we work on cleaning the AC coil to ensure that the air flows efficiently and keeps your energy costs lower. [ … ]


Smart Thermostats may not be so smart!

If you're looking to get a smart thermostat, be careful in regards to installing it yourself. As an example, you want to hire a technician to properly install new technology with old equipment.  My father, who has been in the industry over 40 years warned me. These smart devices are not necessarily always the smartest. There has been many complaints in the heating and cooling industry where technicians have commented the number one reason their furnace is not working is because of a smart thermostat is self installed on older equipment.  On the hottest day in July we worked with [ … ]


Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day

Jun 30, 2019

We wish you and your family a wonderful holiday and we are back on Tuesday July 2, 2019. We are excited and proud to celebrate Canada day and as such we will be taking the day off to relax and enjoy this amazing countries birthday. From all of us in the duct and furnace cleaning business... Happy Canada day. Vacu-Man Management.


A Father, Son business

A Father, Son business

Jun 17, 2019

Adam Oldfield with Steve Oldfield (Vacu-Man founder) I started in the Duct Cleaning business at the age of 12. My father took me with him to weekend jobs to help out. I had the "grunt" job but it was required and I was proud to help Dad. My job was helping grab the pipes, drop sheets, and the cables to ensure that we got the job done quickly and efficiently, followed with cleaning up and prepping the truck to head home. I've learned a lot from my father over the years. He's never one to "give" me anything. He's always [ … ]


Vacu-Man sponsors 900 CHML TechTalk

All things tech you can tune into 900 CHML on Fridays to hear the President of Vacu-Man and FPM3 (Adam Oldfield) join Bill Kelly to discuss all the latest in technology that affects our daily lives. Vacu-Man is excited to be the new sponsor of this amazing program that is broadcast LIVE also on Facebook. Tune in to hear all things Tech and as an innovative Duct Cleaning Company we are advanced with all the latest processes to help you get your home duct and furnace cleaned right the first time.


Allergy Season is Here!

Spring is finally here and with it comes flowers, sunshine, rain, and unfortunately, common allergy triggers such as dust and pollen. While it is common to view allergy triggers as a product of the outdoors, the reality is that a lot of dust and pollen gets carried into residential areas and becomes trapped inside peoples’ furnaces and ducts. With spring comes the necessity of spring cleaning. Vacu-Man’s furnace and duct cleaning services are known for efficiently and reliably removing the accumulation of allergy-triggering substances such as dust, pollen, pet fur, plaster, sawdust and even sand (due to construction). This leads [ … ]