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False Advertising Scams in the IAQ Industry

Posted on October 07, 2014
by Susana Escamilla

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We all have heard of the Blow and Go Companies. That trick is that they reel in customers by false advertising and scam customers. Some ads would say $49.00 will do the job, when the job will cost more and will be done correctly and safely. Many news stations have gone under-covered to figure out the process that these companies go through to trick people. When these type of companies are discovered, they either go out of business, get charged a hefty fine or the owners get arrested and charged with a violation for scamming customers. These type of companies will advertise a service for very little money but then charge you for extra costs and can even damage your air conditioning system which later on will cost you even more.

Recently, a very serious case in colorado banned an air duct cleaning company from doing business in the state due to a scam. The company will no longer be able to perform cleaning services or advertising in Colorado. The owners of the company are also banned from doing business in Colorado. The company had the worst score in the Better Business Bureau and complaints from customers.

If you are researching for companies to perform air duct cleaning services in your home check for these important components in a company and avoid any scams:

  • Great Rating in the Better Business Bureau
  • Make sure the company is a member in good standing with the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)
  • Get proof that the company is properly licensed and insured.
  • Make sure the company will inspect and do a visual inspection
  • Get Reference if possible

These are some tips to help you select an HVAC system cleaner that should perform a job that you can be happy with. Choosing a company that will do a great job can help your system operate more effectively and allow your system to run more efficiently as well. If you have any questions about the services that we can provide for you contact us to set up an appointment. If you come in contact with a blow and go air duct cleaner contact your local Better Business Bureau to report the company.

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