Hello World! Welcome Friends! The popularity of duct cleaning services has been on the rise in the recent years. The outburst of the commercial cleaning services is a clear testimony. However, the popularity of the services raises a question as to whether the service is worth it, or it’s just a scam, propagated by advertising gimmicks.
In the article below, we shed light on the idealness of the service, and whether your home requires or might benefit from an HVAC cleaning.
Duct cleaning services
Duct cleaning generally refers to the process of cleaning the various heating and cooling system components of the forced air systems, that comprise of supply, intake, and return ducts. The service also factors in other components such as grilles, diffusers, heat coils and exchangers, and fan motor.
Report by the National Health Institute asserts that there’s is not enough evidence or proof to determine whether routine duct cleaning translates or improves the quality of air or reduce dust in your home. However, the study is also quick to point out that ignoring your heating and cooling system can deteriorate the efficiency of your HVAC.
When Should I Clean My Ducts?
According to EPA, duct cleaning is not considered as a necessary part of the yearly maintenance of the HVAC system. Currently, there’s a continued research to evaluate the potential benefits of air duct cleaning.
Nonetheless, while the process is not necessary, there are instances where HVAC cleaning could be useful. You might consider duct cleaning in instances such as;
- Home renovation
After a home remodeling- especially if there was a presence of high dust levels, asbestos abatement, and removal of lead paint-a ductwork service should be considered. Before the renovation, the ducts should be sealed off completely to prevent the dangerous components from finding their way into your home circulatory system.
- Presence of animals
In case there is the extermination of animals, such as rodents, found nesting in your ducts, cleaning the ducts in the aftermath of the removal of the animals is a vital sanitary step.
- Mold and other contaminants
The presence of visible sign of mold, and other pollutants such as dust, mildew, noticeable debris and pet hair demands that you conduct a thorough HVAC system cleaning.
If any of your home members is suffering from mystery allergy or respiratory infection, and you’ve taken every other possible measure to decontaminate your home, you might as well consider performing a thorough duct cleaning.
Avoiding Duct Cleaning Scams
Like any other industry, the HVAC cleaning domain is also infested with scammers. Homeowners should not give in to the fear tactics used by these fleeces to arm-twist you into purchasing their products. Consider the tips below to stay on the safe side in case you decide to have your ducts and HVAC cleaned.
Comprehensive service: Air duct cleaning Colorado should be more than just cleaning the ducts; demand that the company offers a full cleaning service for the heating and cooling unit.
Reference: references and recommendation are more like a first-hand experience with the company. Look for at least three references and inquire whether they were satisfied with the business service.
Request for written estimate from at least three companies. A reputable and professional company should provide you with a preliminary inspection as well as a written estimate.
Professional companies should have the relevant documents and should be certified by the relevant authorities such as the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. It should also hold relevant documents such as insurance policies, and taxation documents.
Check the standards:
A professional cleaning firm should conduct the cleaning procedure with utmost professionalism; they should follow the guideline set by oversight authority in the region.
Also, their services should not violate the health standards, and should be in line by the guidelines set by EPA and NADCA. This is to mean that the cleaning company should stay away from using sealants and sprays or any other potentially harmful chemicals in the ducts.
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