Frequently asked questions
The fires are not in my province, should I be worried?
Unfortunately, wildfires have the ability to spread pollution across the country. With the right wind conditions you can experience reduced air quality thousands of kilometres away.
The fires are over, is the risk over as well?
Not until the air quality warnings subside and you have had your HVAC system inspected. Fine particles can settle in your ducts or in the environment surrounding your home, compromising your indoor air quality. We highly recommend you have your air system inspected by our experts if you were under any form of air quality warning during a wildfire.
What are the health risks of pollution from wildfires?
Mild exposure can lead to headaches, sore and watery eyes, sinus irritation and coughing with a scratchy throat. More serious exposure can lead to difficulties breathing and asthma attacks, chest pains, heart palpitations and heart attacks. Those with existing conditions are at an increased risk. These risks continue after the fires have ended with particles settling into HVAC systems of affected areas.