Unprofessional Duct Cleaning Is Just As Bad as No Duct Cleaning At All

Posted by Lisa Pixley

If you call in an amateur to clean your ducts, you might as well have done nothing at all! Find out why it’s so important to call in an expert when you want duct cleaning done right in today’s guide, and learn how to tell the difference between a duct cleaning expert and a fraud.

The Problem with an Amateur Cleaning

The issue with choosing an inexperienced technician to clean your ducts or a regular “handyman” is that they are likely to make the issue worse than it originally was. Your cleaning technician may not have the proper tools for the job, which means they might miss spots or just loosen up a lot of the dust so that it is free to blow straight into your home! Additionally, the wrong sanitizing agent may be unsafe to breathe in, and it could aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms even more.

Watch for Scam Artists

Even if a company claims to be qualified to clean air ducts, they may not actually be qualified for the job. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scam artists out there, who prey on those without any HVAC knowledge (which is probably most people) and pretend to clean the ducts while doing very little. In the past, some have even pretend to install access doors or use vacuums, while actually installing fake panels and turning on unused machinery. Check reviews and check with the Better Business Bureau as well.

Choose a Professional Who Complies with Industry Standards

When you begin the search for a quality duct cleaning specialist, check whether or not your specialist is certified by NADCA (the National Air Duct Cleaners Association). NADCA sets many of the standards used in the industry for cleaning ducts. Many members specialize specifically in duct and dryer vent cleaning services, which means you can trust them to stay up-to-date on industry news, cleaning techniques, and the latest products and cleaning agents.

Alpha Air Corporation offers duct cleaning from NADCA certified professionals in Minneapolis, MN.

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