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Before you hire your next duct cleaner 4 simple things to look for will save you a lot of headache and money.

Reputation

 

If an organization has a good reputation in the marketplace, consumers may have a

preference for that company even if there are similar businesses

offering the same products or services for different prices.

The reputation of an organization can enable a company to differentiate its product in highly competitive markets, allow it to have premium pricing, and can become the ultimate factor in whether a customer decides to patronize one business over another.

Our View: We believe this to be the most important factor when hiring an air duct cleaner. Most of your duct work is hidden between walls and ceiling cavities, which means you put allot of faith and trust in that particular company!

To get a better idea use BBB or visit Consequences of Hiring the Wrong Business


Equipment 

To keep pace with their competitors, duct cleaning owners are investing in state-of the-art equipment that helps them stand out in the crowd.

However not all duct cleaning companies would considered this investment.

Vacuum (negative pressure)

Electric Portable Systems ( Avg. 5000 CFM’s )
Gas Portable Systems ( Avg. 10,000 CFM’s )
Gas Van Mounted Systems ( Avg. 14,000 CFM’s )
Gas Truck Mounted Systems ( Avg. 20,000 CFM’s )
Gas PTO Driven Systems ( Avg. 30,000 CFM’s )

Compressor (positive pressure)

Electric Portable Systems ( Avg. 100 PSI )
Gas Portable Systems ( Avg. 180 PSI )
Gas Mounted Systems ( Avg. 220 PSI )
PTO Mounted Systems ( Avg. 300 PSI )

Agitation Devices

Contact Vacuum System ( Good )
Standard Air Washing System ( Good )
Power Rod System ( Better )
Power Whip System ( Best )
Power Brush System ( Best )

Our View: Many types of tools and equipment can be used to successfully clean air ducts. Some companies use truck-mounted equipment and others use portable vacuums. NADCA standards state that, when used properly, both types of equipment can get the job done properly.


Specialist

Will the company you hire do the work themselves, or will it be subcontracted to someone else? Depending on your location a good majority of today’s duct cleaning companies are subcontracting out.

Our View: Nothing is wrong with hiring a contractor, however you just want to be assured that they are air duct cleaning specialist, where they clean and focus on air ducts only.

It’s nice to know who will be showing up on your doorstep. Visit What to look for 


Pricing

Pick two because you will not get all three. Professional air duct cleaners will strive to be a quality and service oriented business, at a fair price. Not the lowest, but fair. We tend to be a good fit for companies that don’t solely make decisions based on the lowest price. They are looking for more of an experienced consumer and see value with paying a little more for it.

Our View: Saving money is important but when it effects quality and service, then that is a completely different story. Depending on your homes location and size, you can expect to pay anywhere between $325.00 – $600.00 for an average two storey single furnace home.

If you opt for a company based solely on being the lowest priced then you will not be receiving quality or proper service with your air duct cleaning. For more detailed information about pricing visit What it Will Cost to Professional Clean the Air Ducts?

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