Investigation of Evanston Dryer Fire Eliminates HVAC Client as a Potential Cause of the Fire and Gets Client Paid

After a fire started in the duct work installed by the firm’s client, Steve Johnson was retained to investigate the cause of the fire.  Working with an origin and cause fire investigator and a mechanical engineer, Steve was able to eliminate the firm’s HVAC client as a cause of the fire and, instead, establish that the fire was caused by a combination of the home owner failing to clean the dryer vent and his installation of a guard on the outside of the home to prevent birds and squirrels from building nests in the vent pipe.  Upon the conclusion of our investigation, the home owners released any and all claims against our client and issued a check to pay the remaining balance owed for the work that had been performed by our client.