Good Duct Cleaner vs. Bad Duct Cleaner

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Good Duct Cleaner vs. Bad Duct Cleaner

The process of trying to decide whom to hire to clean your air ducts can be a difficult and tricky situation. As with other home repairs and maintenance, selecting a company is not only based on price or scheduling, but also trust and quality of work.

Homeowners should stay away from offers that seem “too good to be true” or extremely cheap deals for duct cleaning. This is normally some type of scam to get in your home and charge you more once inside or they do not use proper techniques and do a poor job.

Some signs to distinguish between a good and bad duct cleaner is based on the cost. A good quality duct cleaning should cost approximately between $400 to $1,000 (depending on the size of the home, number of ducts and other factors.) The job on average, should take about half a day or a few hours worth of work with at least a two-man crew. A cleaner who completes the job within an hour or less, more than likely did not do an efficient cleaning.

A good company uses up-to-date equipment that meets all HEPA and other requirements. A bad company that is considered untrustworthy may use scare tactics to try and get you to purchase additional services. A good company may offer additional services when present that could benefit you, however they will not pressure you or try to scare you into purchasing them.


When hiring any company, make sure to do your research. The Internet offers a wealth of knowledge at your disposal, make sure to check out their website as well as their reviews. Visit the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and Angie’s List to view their ratings. Also, you can ask the company for phone numbers of previous customers and speak directly to someone who has worked with them before. Make sure to hire a professional that you trust that will provide efficient and quality work. Visit Comprehensive Mold Management's website for more information at www.compmold.com