How to Find a Reputable Air Duct Cleaning Service
When it comes to getting your air ducts cleaned, homeowners feel like they are at a
disadvantage to the service provider. It’s not like you can really and truly see what is
inside your HVAC system. And how does the average homeowner know if what’s in
their ducts is actually harmful? While most service companies out there are honest,
there are unfortunately some unsavory ones who will take advantage of you.
Aerco would like to offer you some tips to help you figure out how to find an
honest, reputable company to clean your air ducts. A little homework ahead of
time will save you a big mess later, because if you end up hiring someone who is
not knowledgeable and experienced in air duct cleaning, they can damage your
ducts and put toxic debris into circulation in your home. We recommend asking
the following questions to your provider. Any reputable business will be ready and
willing to answer these questions. Truly excellent businesses will be honored that
you asked the questions in the first place.
1. How long have you been in business?
2. Are you covered by liability insurance?
3. What qualifications do your technicians have?
(Check the company website to verify the information here.)
4. Do you offer to inspect my ducts beforehand to see if they really need to be
cleaned? (A good contractor will offer to do an inspection beforehand for a
5. What does your cleaning include? (To be effective, air duct cleaning does
not just sweep the ducts. It involves cleaning every component of the HVAC
system that air passes over. )
6. How long will the cleaning take? (Air duct cleaning should involve at least 2
workers and takes several hours to complete.)
Vet the contractor by looking at their website, asking for references, and checking
the Better Business Bureau website.