February 28, 2012

ChuteDr.com helps you keep your appointments

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If you have built a quote for budgeting purposes or a future purchase and saved it, the Chute Doctor system automatically sets a reminder date at 5 days after the creation of the quote. You will receive an automated follow up reminding you of the saved quote and to check back in to buy. This automated reminder will include a link to the quote for your convenience. After the first reminder you will receive subsequent reminders every 30 days until you manually change the date, place the order, or delete the quote. A shared quote is treated the same as a new quote.

At any time you can go to the "Saved Quotes" link at the top of the page and edit the next date, place the order, or delete the quote. The date field includes a handy calendar to select the date easily. You can set the date out as far as you like for the reminder. A link to the quote is provided in the follow up email as well.

Chute Systems Dropped by Century Chutes

Mr. Denny Price, President of Century Chutes, announced in a phone call today that Century Chutes has dropped Chute Systems Inc., of Perris California as their distributor of chutes, part, and related products. Mr. Price stated Century Chutes has filed liens and claims against several Chute Systems projects. Mr. Price could not comment on the possibility of additional legal action beyond that every avenue is being considered.

Recognizing the expertise The Chute Doctor brings to the market, and a need for reliable distribution of replacement parts, complete chutes, and professional service to the regions' customers with Century Chute products, The Chute Doctor is proud to offer the entire Century Chutes product line.

If you have chutes manufactured by Wilkinson Chutes, Wilkinson Hi-Rise, Century Chutes, Midland Chutes, Architectural Refuse Solutions, American Chutes, US Chutes, Chutes International or others, The Chute Doctor has the parts you need. Call our helpful sales staff at 800-755-CHUTE (2488) for assistance.

Chute Doctor Carries Parts for Architectural Refuse Solutions Products

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While Architectural Refuse Solutions (ARS Chutes) has closed their doors, ChuteDr.com continues to carry the largest inventory of replacement parts and repairs all models of ARS Chutes' doors. Check out the specs of our "W" series parts and doors to find your matching parts or call us at 800-755-CHUTE (2488). 

Garden Communities Chooses ChuteDr

After extensive comparisons, Garden Communities Management turned to The Chute Doctor to provide quality chute cleaning, door repair and maintenance, odor control and annual fire door certification for all of their properties. By putting their customers experience and safety first, Garden Communities is providing the greatest value and quality experience in the competitive and growing high end apartment lifestyle market.
Over the years Garden Communities has used The Chute Doctor services for individual properties as needed. This agreement recognizes the years of professional quality service The Chute Doctor has provided and the commitment of both firms to its clients.

Prolitec Selects The Chute Doctor as Western States Certified Service Provider

Prolitec Inc. of Madison, WI has selected The Chute Doctor as their western states Certified Service Provider and reseller of their patented ambient air scenting services and products.

Manfactured Specialties Recomends The Chute Doctor

Manufactured Specialties Inc., a distributor of chute doors and products, recently recommended The Chute Doctor for the repair of trash chutes at The Heritage Townhomes in San Diego. In his letter, Manufactured Specialties Inc's President Mr. James Foy cited an inability to meet the HOA's "Vendor Contractor Agreement" as the reason for withdrawing their proposal and recommending The Chute Doctor. Mr. Foy is also a representative for Specialty Building Components of Pico Rivera and Whittier CA.

New Customers Receive Discount Coupon

Press Release: April 7 2011

The Chute Doctor announced today the issuance of a 5% discount coupon to all customers who create an account at ChuteDr.com. This discount is applied in addition to quantity and customer level discounts already provided new customers. Use coupon code NEW 2013 at checkout to receive an additional 5% discount on most products.

ChuteDr chute cleaning, odor control and maintenance contract customers receive an even deeper discount on all products.

Trash Chute Fire Causes Evacuation

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Colorado Springs, CA, December 10, 2010 KRDO.com -- Residents at Eagle Ridge Apartments on Vindicator Drive in Colorado Springs got an early wake up call Friday morning. Fire crews responded to alarms shortly before 2:00 AM. Residents were evacuated while crews figured out the cause of the smoke. Crews were able to quickly contain the fire, located in the trash chute of the building.1

This story illustrates the importance of annual fire door inspection and certification, and making sure all chute fire doors are always in good working order!

Now, Discounts on all Parts to Service Customers

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The Chute Doctor now discounts all repair parts to our annual cleaning, odor control & maintenance service contract customers by at least 10%. In addition, for customers with maintenance contracts, parts are installed FREE!

NJ woman accused of dumping dog down trash chute

Associated Press: Authorities have accused a New Jersey woman of dumping a starved 1-year-old pit bull down a Newark apartment building's trash chute.

The New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has charged Kisha Curtis with four counts of animal cruelty.

Society spokesman Frank Saracino told The Star-Ledger of Newark the 28-year-old could face up to six months in jail, a $1,000 fine or community service if convicted.

A custodian found the red pit bull mix, who has been named Patrick, in a trash bag on March 16.

The dog was taken to Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, where it was determined the dog was severely anemic and malnourished.

Doctors say Patrick will be put up for adoption if he continues to improve and recovers.

Information from: Asbury Park Press, http://www.app.com


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Man ends up naked, stuck in trash chute escape

Ah, shoot! Man ends up naked, stuck in trash chute escape. Backed up trash saves life.

Police say he threatened roommate with knife, dived into chute when officers arrived

HONOLULU; Honolulu emergency crews rescued a naked man from a trash chute of a Waikiki apartment building early Thursday morning. The call to 911 was made just before 4 a.m. A man living on the seventh floor of 1717 Ala Wai Blvd. called police to report that his roommate, who he said had been drinking heavily, physically assaulted him and threatened him with a knife.

When officers arrived, the suspect ran and jumped into the trash chute. He lost his shorts on the way down and was stopped by the trash that had piled up to the third floor, police said.

From BigNewsNetwork.com

Why call ChuteDr Professionals to unclog my chute?

Man survives a scare in tower's garbage chute. By Howard Buck The Columbian.

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Trying to unclog a blocked garbage chute inside the Smith Tower apartment building turned a Vancouver man's world upside-down for several scary minutes on Sunday.

Shortly before 3:40 p.m., a 74-year-old resident fell into the chute on the 10th floor of the downtown building, said Jim Flaherty, spokesman for the Vancouver Fire Department.

Firefighters rushed from Station 82 to find the man face down in the chute, with only the bottom part of his legs exposed and his wife holding on for dear life.

"He had apparently been trying to dislodge cardboard or something, kept leaning in and finally, went in," Flaherty said.

Worst-case scenario?

"Our belief is that he would have gone straight down (the 10-floor drop)," Flaherty said.

Three firefighters arrived within five minutes, Flaherty said. They called for more help, but then quickly took matters into their own hands.

Understandably, the man was upset at his situation.

"He started to kick and flail, his pants fell down," Flaherty said.

The firefighters told him to twist one arm up, the other down, then firmly pulled him out.

The ordeal lasted about eight minutes from the emergency call, Flaherty said. The victim emerged scraped and bruised, but no worse for wear after firefighters checked him out.

Flaherty declined to give the man's name.

The man refused medical transport. "I think he had enough," Flaherty said.

"Can't say we've had one of those before," he added.

Copyright © 2008 The Seattle Times Company

SpaceGuard Products Selects ChuteDr as Rep

Mr. David Murphy, Business Development Manager for SpaceGuard Products announced today that ChuteDr, in conjunction with parent company Buchanan Company, Inc. is to represent SpaceGaurd Products in the greater Southern California area. Responding to our customers' requests, ChuteDr is now offering Personal, Tenant & Industrial Storage Lockers installed at your location.

See more information on SpaceGuard Products at Spaceguradproducts.com and call us to discuss your needs.

24 / 7 / 365 Emergency Service

Call 1-800-755-CHUTE
The Chute Doctor now offers 24x7x365 Emergency Service. It's 8:00 PM and your chute or compactor is down and you have a high-rise full of residents or guests. Order up our emergency service and we'll call you back any time day or night. Check our Emergency Service page to verify you're in our area.

ChuteDr Adds Bioenzymatic Actives to it's Cleaning Process

The ChuteDr Cleaning Solution is biodegradable, non-toxic, non-pathogenic, and non-caustic, and even cleans the drain lines! It combines patent-pending surfactants for immediate cleaning and a proprietary blend of concentrated bioenzymatic actives for degrading the most resistant grease molecules, the long-chain fatty acids. Each application removes layers of embedded soil and grease. Regular use prevents food and grease waste build-up.

The Creep Show Inside Your Trash Chute

Check out the BrickUndergroundNY blog article, "The creep show inside your trash chute, and why you should care." "When not properly installed, maintained and kept clean, trash chutes in conjunction with compactors often provide the number one optimal environment for urban pests,"  Gil Bloom, the vice president of Standard Pest Management in Queens, recently told BrickUnderground..."