How To Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams?
Air duct cleaning is an industry on the rise and it is a very important service for maintaining the health of your household and keeping your HVAC system working at peak efficiency. But is the service worth it, or is it a scam? On one hand, it makes sense that your air ducts get dirty over time and it should be cleaned…right? On the other hand, how can you be sure that your air ducts are actually dirty? While there are reputable, professional HVAC cleaning services out there, there are scams as well.
Frauds are common in most industries and especially one where the client or customer lacks the technical acumen to evaluate the quality of the work that has been performed. Unfortunately, honest local air duct cleaners, the ones who do quality work for a fair price, deal with trust issues as well.
Follow Lowe’s Cleaning tips to avoid untrustworthy duct cleaning companies and you’ll soon be enjoying improved air quality in your home.
The cleaning company should be HVAC Certified to carry out the air duct & dryer vent cleaning process. Please note that the company does NOT use subcontractors. All of the technicians should be in-house, highly skilled, and trained in Air Duct and Dryer Vent cleaning process.
NO hidden fees. NO surprised charges.
The cleaning company should not use pricing strategies based on the number of vents ( returns/supply passages). There should not be hidden fees or surprised charges. Make sure that the company uses fair flat-rate prices for the unlimited number of vents per HVAC system.
Video Inspection of Air Ducts
You should be offered a complete visual inspection of the HVAC system and ductwork by a remote camera. Make sure every single duct is clean before paying for the service.
100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee, or Money Back Guaranteed
If a customer is not satisfied with a product or service, a refund will be made.