Category Archives: News

Theres a Raccoon in my ductwork

In our 48 years of duct cleaning, this one will make the hall of fame

Power Vac Toronto received a call from a customer who was complaining about a bad odor coming from the ventilation system.   We regularly received call from clients about bad smells and sometimes we find dead mice, squirrels, snakes  etc but our service tech was not ready for this one

What we found was unbelievable . The smell was unimaginable . The Power Vac service tech persisted and removed the dead animal from the ductwork . We never did find out how the wild animal was able to get into the ventilation system.

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dead racoon in ductwork

dead racoon in ductwork

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Power Vac Trucks in parking lot


“POWER VAC to the RESCUE” — Power Vac mobilized within 12 hours in order to minimize the disruption to this 130 bed Seniors Home after smoke from a fire contaminated the HVAC system

Our quick response and our large fleet of vacuum duct cleaning trucks ensured that the residents of the home had central air that was operational  during the muggy period at the end of June


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PowerVac- Big Music Festival Contest

Big Music Fest


Hey its  contest time.  We are giving away 2  weekend tickets to the Big Music Fest July 11-13 in Kitchener.  All you have to do to enter is like us on Facebook.

We have made it so easy just click the facebook logo to get to our site  Power Vac facebook

Contest closes June 30th 2014

The Big Music Fest line up includes

  • Brian Adams
  • Styx
  • Collective Soul
  • Aero Smith
  • Kim Mitchell
  • and many more

As the saying goes, you have to be in it to win it

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Power Vac Does Spring Cleaning too!

With Spring in the air, Power Vac has been busy doing our spring cleaning.  There is an old saying “out with
the old and in with the new”.  During the winter we have been busy updating and painting our trucks, replacing
equipment and upgrading our technical skills. We are now ready for Spring.

New Power Vac Truck
This is the new Dusty 5

old power vac duct cleaning truck

Here is the old Dusty 5

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Power Vac Annual Turkey Drive

Power Vac’s annual Turkey Drive

Our annual Christmas Turkey Drive starts today and runs until Dec 20 2013. During a regular scheduled service call Power Vac will clean the main floor or basement dryer vent for free for a donation of $25.00 to the Rotary Club Turkey Drive . For $25.00 you get a cleaned dryer vent , a tax receipt for $25.00 and you will be providing a Christmas Turkey for a needy family in our community. Last year we raised funds for 33Turkeys and this year we hope to raise funds 50 Turkeys


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Nadca ACR 2013 Standard


We are back from New Orleans  .We were brushing brushing up on our VSMR skills. We were
introduced to the New Nadca ACR 2013 standard that was rewritten and updated to replace
the ACR 2006 standard

The ACR 2013 (Assessment, Cleaning & Restoration of the HVAC)
establishes criteria for evaluating the cleanliness of  HVAC systems components, and
for cleaning and restoring systems to a specific level of cleanliness

ACR 2013 provides you practical, reliable and industry-backed information for:
-Assessing new and existing HVAC systems
-Evaluating and verifying the cleanliness of HVAC system components
-Preventing job related hazards
-Guiding the cleaning and restoration o f HVAC systems to a specific level of cleanliness.

The spec is written for international use.

Another reason why you want to deal with a Nadca Certified Contractor

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Power Vac Emergency Services

Power Vac Fleet
Power Vac Fleet

Emergency Services
Our fleet size enables us to respond quickly to emergency calls . Our fleet of trucks, our experience and our availability after hours ensures that our customer’s business operation will be up and running quickly with minimum disruption

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CBC Marketplace partners with Power Vac to Investigate

TV show CBC Marketplace partners with Power Vac Toronto to reveal
how Canadians are getting ripped off by offshore telemarketers.

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CBC Marketplace just finished a 2 part series showing how offshore
Call centers are not delivering service that Canadians are expecting to get.
Gino Merenda of Power Vac Toronto (GTA) took part in the Marketplace
Investigation, which used hidden cameras to monitor the techniques
and the overall effectiveness of the discount duct cleaners.
Gino Merenda and The National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA) also warned that aside
from just doing a poor job, the dodgier duct cleaners sometimes pull another scam: upselling.

The EPA and National Air Duct Cleaners Association (Nadca) both conclude that cleaning the
Ventilation system can increase energy efficiency. Both also agree that if the homeowners
Needs to have the work done, that they hire a qualified, experienced contractor
For the whole storey follow the link

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Christmas Turkey Drive Update

Our Christmas Turkey Drive for the House of Friendship ended Dec 21

A big thank you goes out to the Power Vac Cambridge Service Technicians and of course our customers who helped us raise funds to purchase 33 turkeys for the House of Friendship

We helped the House of Friendship raise funds for 3600 Turkeys and 4150 Food Hampers.

The House of Friendship Christmas drive supported 12,000 deserving people in our Community


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