Tips to Avoid Duct Cleaning Scams

Posted on: January 14, 2016

So, you’re considering hiring a company to clean the air ducts in your home. But with so many options, how do you decide on a trustworthy and reliable duct cleaning company? The choices can be overwhelming! Follow Atlantic Duct Cleaning’s tips to avoid untrustworthy duct cleaning companies and you’ll soon be enjoying improved air quality in your Northern Virginia area home.

If you’re in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area and you’re looking to keep your home’s air clean, schedule air duct cleaning or call us at 703-774-9241.

How to Find a Reputable Duct Cleaning Service

When shopping around for a dependable duct cleaning service, there are a few questions that you should ask yourself before hiring a company.

Do they have good reviews?

If a company has done a satisfactory job in the past, there will be reviews from their previous customers on the internet. These are your window into the company! Real people are telling you if they enjoyed their experience working with the duct cleaning company or not. You can find these on Yelp, Facebook, and Google+.

Are they NADCA-certified?

Look for a company that is certified by the NADCA (The HVAC Inspection, Maintenance and Restoration Association formerly known as the National Air Duct Cleaners’ Association).  NADCA standards and certification are specified on a regular basis to ensure that HVAC systems are assessed, cleaned, and restored in a safe and efficient manner.

Are they rated by the Better Business Bureau?

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) was formed with the mission of advancing “marketplace trust”. They do this by holding their members accountable to trustworthy business practices, encouraging best practices, and speaking out against bad market behavior. Atlantic Duct Company has been accredited by the BBB since 1996!

Do they offer estimates?

When deciding between air duct cleaning companies, you should be able to receive a free estimate for the project. With this information, you can use it to compare between the companies and see who offers more for less.

How long does their cleaning process take?

If the duct cleaning company you request an estimate from claims that they can clean all your air ducts in under an hour, don’t use them! A thorough air duct cleaning should take a few hours to ensure that they reach every nook and cranny in the ventilation system.

Residential Air Duct Cleaning in Virginia, Maryland, & Washington D.C.

As a homeowner you need to do whatever you can to keep your home and your family breathing easy—and an air duct cleaning is the solution! Air duct cleaning is often overlooked and is a necessary process to minimize allergens in your home. Atlantic Duct Cleaning recommends having a professional technician come to your home annually—at minimum—to clean out the build-up in your home’s ventilation system.

For additional questions about air duct cleaning in the Northern VirginiaMaryland, and Washington, D.C. area, check out our FAQ or contact one of the professionals at Atlantic Duct Cleaning at 703-774-9241 to schedule an appointment today!