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Duct Cleaning Services

Finding The Right Service
Calling in a professional to clean your ducts is a great idea; after all, when you're dealing with hygiene and health, it's worth it to spend a few dollars to make sure you're getting professional advice–and professional services. To locate companies that specialize in duct cleaning services, check your Yellow Pages under "duct cleaning" or, if you're in the U.S., contact the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).

Be careful: don't assume that just because they're all in the Yellow Pages, they all have the exact same training and knowledge. Talk to a minimum of three duct cleaning services to see who really knows their stuff. Get written estimates of how much the service would cost, and ask them to show you evidence of contamination. This evidence is typically done by video.

Be Wary
You've probably heard that duct cleaning is good for your health. Well, yes and no. Clean ducts certainly won't hurt your health, but the effect that air ducts have on our health are still under investigation. So, duct cleaners who make claims about health wonders their duct cleaning services will reap on you are exaggerating, and either don't really know their stuff, or are just pushing for your money. Also, be wary of duct cleaners who advocate duct cleaning as a routine aspect of your heating and cooling system maintenance. Duct cleaning should be done on an as-needed basis; any professional duct cleaning services provider should know that.

When you're scooping out prospective duct cleaning service providers, make sure that they're experienced and have seen systems similar to yours. Make sure they have anti-contamination procedures in place. Also, read up on NADCA's air duct cleaning standards and make sure the duct cleaning services you're looking into comply. Finally, check for relevant state licenses. The following states want duct cleaning services to obtain special licenses:

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Texas

So, now that you know what you're looking for, let the search for that professional duct cleaning services provider who'll restore your ducts to good-as-new status begin!

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