Health, power efficiency, and a clean home–all these can be achieved with a properly
functioning and thoroughly cleaned air duct system. But you probably already know this, and so
now it is just a matter of hiring a contractor that can do the job for you.
To help you out, here are some common questions that you need to ask before hiring them.
How long have you been in the airduct cleaning business?
The length of time in the business is a pretty good indicator of how trustworthy they are as a
company. Naturally, you want to hire from a company that has been around for a while. With
their reputation and investments at stake, they are more likely to secure permits that adhere to
standards from the NADCA and EPA.
Will you be able to provide me with a quote?
The golden rule applies to the air duct cleaning business too: If the offer seems too good to be
true, it likely is. If your contractor can’t give you a breakdown of expenses and instead offers a
ridiculously low price for their service, then they might not be as thorough as they claim to be.
Make sure to ask for a rundown of their process as well as the price for it when you call.
How can you keep my belongings safe while you clean?
We’re not going to sugarcoat it: air duct cleaning is a dirty job. You will likely have debris and
even mold cleaned out of your air ducts–and it shouldn’t come as a surprise if this lands on your
carpet and furniture. However, a good cleaning company should have a plan that will keep the
mess at bay. Make sure to ask your contractor what their plan is–whether they will protect your
items with plastic or drop cloths.