What to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Duct Cleaning Company

Posted by Lisa Pixley

Experts recommend getting your air ducts cleaned every 3 – 5 years, though this number varies depending on your needs. For the average home, this should be enough, but for an industrial or large commercial property that can accumulate dust quickly, you may need to get them cleaned more often. In any case, you’ll want to hire professional technicians for the job—who won’t try to give you less than you deserve. Here’s what you should keep in mind when looking for the right company for the job.

There are a lot of scams out there

In recent years, investigations have unveiled a number of duct cleaning scams that use a “bait and switch” tactic to get homeowners to pay a lot of money for a job that is not completed properly. The homeowner is led to believe that they can pay a low price for a single duct cleaning service. But upon arrival, the technician informs the homeowner that the problem is severe, and that more money is required to solve the particular issue.

A 2011 Dateline NBC report reveals that many of these businesses don’t actually do the work they promise. Homeowners are scammed out of their hard-earned money for a job that isn’t completed properly, and their air quality remains poor because of it. We recommend that you check with the Better Business Bureau before dealing with an air duct cleaning service.

If the job is not done properly, the air quality can worsen

During duct cleaning, the vents are sealed off as needed, so that agitated dust and debris don’t move back into the home. But if you choose an amateur for the job, loosened debris may make its way into your home with ease, leading to air quality that is even worse than it was originally.

A quality company will do a thorough inspection before and after

If you hire a quality company, the technician should go over the details of the job with you. Some quality duct cleaning companies offer video camera inspections and can show you the details of your ducts before and after the job is completed.

Call Alpha Air Corporation today for duct cleaning service from professionals you can trust in the Minneapolis, MN area.

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