Have you ever received a cold call from someone who offered your duct cleaning services for a special “low, low” price? If you have, you might have wondered if it was a scam of some kind. The answer is, “probably.”
Unfortunately, the prevalence of dishonest people offering bad duct cleaning services has often soured homeowners on the general idea of duct cleaning. We need to emphasize this: duct cleaning is a valuable service, but amateur duct cleaning is not worth it. When it’s time to arrange for duct cleaning in Glendale, AZ, don’t let a door-to-door salesperson or random fellow on the phone take on the work. For duct cleaning that makes a difference and does what it promises, you’ll want to work with trusted professionals like ours.
The Duct Cleaning Amateurs
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association has launched a program to help educate people about the importance of duct cleaning … and how to watch out for those people who are trying to defraud homeowners out of money with bogus “duct cleaning.”
So what are these scam duct cleaners actually offering? Not much is the simple answer. Some of these “companies” schedule a dozen appointments a day in order to make money, and the only service they deliver to any of their customers is a quick vacuum job that doesn’t do anything for the ducts. Other scammers are only looking to get into the house so they can tell you that you need a more expensive service than they originally quoted, or else hit you with a bunch of hidden fees they somehow “forgot” to mention.
We tell people to watch out for any deal on duct cleaning that sounds too good to be true. A price that’s extremely low means the company is either making money in volume with inferior work, or they are trying to sell other services and hidden fees.
The Duct Cleaning Professionals
Actual professional HVAC companies that offer duct cleaning services deliver a thorough cleaning using advanced equipment. This job isn’t something that can be done in a half-hour. When we provide duct cleaning, we seal off the entire duct system and then attach a high-pressure vacuum through the air handler of the HVAC system. This vacuum alters the pressure in the ductwork to agitate dust and other debris from the walls of the ducts. We can then suction up all of this debris for a full cleaning. We’ll also spot-clean through duct openings using powerful rotary brushes.
This level of professional duct cleaning will help your HVAC system run at higher efficiency for many years and reduce the amount of airborne pollutants circulating through the house. You can expect to need professional duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years, and if you’re curious if your home needs it, please contact us. We won’t try to pressure you into purchasing services that you don’t need. We have an A+ rating with the BBB for a good reason!
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