Is Your Duct Cleaning Technician a Professional?

Posted by Lisa Pixley

“Out of sight, out of mind” is never a good motto when it comes to your health. The dust in your home’s air ducts that you cannot see may aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms just like the dust you vacuum up from your carpet and your furniture. And over the last several years, there’s no doubt that a lot of dust and debris has gathered in your air ducts.

That’s why we recommend that homeowners and commercial property owners alike hire professional duct cleaners every couple of years. If you hire a qualified duct cleaning specialist, every inch of your ductwork is inspected, and the technician takes steps to ensure that your air ducts are as clean as can be.

Unfortunately, there have been a lot of scams in the industry in recent years by duct cleaners who charge homeowners a lot of money for a service that is not completed properly. How can you be sure that your duct cleaning specialist is a professional? Good duct cleaners should follow certain practices that attest to their professionalism, experience and dependability. A qualified duct cleaner:

  • Specializes in duct cleaning.
  • Wears protective shoe covers and puts down cloths to protect your flooring.
  • Gives you a price and sticks with it.
  • Has years of experience on the job.
  • Carries a NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certification.
  • Has the proper insurance and licensing to work in your area.
  • Has the right equipment to install access doors where needed and thoroughly clean ducts.
  • Does not use sales gimmicks or false advertising to sell their services. False price quoting is an all-too-common practice among scam artists who prey on those who know little about the industry. Don’t fall for a low initial price from an uncertified company.

Looking for an experienced duct cleaning specialist for your home or business in Minneapolis, MN? Get ahold of Alpha Air Corporation today!