Homeowners across the nation are becoming more and more concerned with improving indoor air quality and one of the best steps to take in creating a healthier indoor living environment is to have your home’s air ducts thoroughly cleaned.
Although a number of companies may offer this service, it is important to trust in only the most qualified air duct cleaners to get the job done right. Here are three attributes that top-notch air duct cleaning companies have in common:
1. They’re Staffed with Experienced, Certified Professionals
Air duct cleaning should always be performed by experts with years of hands-on experience in the field. Since ventilation systems can harbor a dangerous variety of contaminants, including dust mites, bacteria, mold, fungi and volatile organic compounds, strict guidelines have been put in place for air duct cleaners to follow.
It is essential to ensure the air duct cleaning company you hire conforms to the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) regulations and standards at all times. If less experienced air duct cleaners do not complete the job properly, or leave some dislodged dust in the ventilation system, the air in your home may become less healthy than it was it begin with.
2. They Have Outstanding Customer Reviews
Air duct cleaners with few or no bad reviews will likely be the top company to hire. It may also be best to avoid hiring air duct cleaners with little or no customer reviews as this could be an indication that their experience is limited.
It is also a good idea to check a company’s website before hiring and look for awards or accolades that they may have acquired over the years. Air duct cleaners that have been accredited by the Better Business Bureau should be at the top of your list of choices as well.
3. They Use Top Quality Equipment
A combination of portable vacuums, pneumatic devices and hand tools are used by air duct cleaners when they’re on the job. The special vacuums used should come equipped with HEPA filters to properly collect and dispose of all unwanted materials found in your air ducts.
Pneumatic devices use compressed air to agitate dust and grime buildup in the ventilation system to help dislodge debris from the lining of your ventilation system prior to vacuuming. Tools like blowguns or air skippers are used to help deliver pollutants and dust to the vacuum along with more simple tools like hand-held brushes. Depending on the type of ventilation system you have, different techniques will be used.
For instance, duct work lined with fiberglass should be cleaned with extreme care to prevent causing damage to the fragile material. Air duct cleaning companies that do not have the right equipment to perform the job according to NADCA standards should not be permitted to clean air ducts as it may reduce indoor air quality and potentially cause illness to loved ones or pets in your home.
If you have any questions about which equipment should be used for your home, please don’t hesitate to request a free estimate from one of our certified and licensed technicians.
Over the last 25 years, we’ve completed more than 25,000 air duct cleaning jobs and continue to provide outstanding customer service to every single client. Protect the health and well-being of your family by hiring the best air duct cleaners in the business.