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FAQs about Air Duct Cleaning

Is air duct cleaning expensive?

The cost of the service varies and depends on factors such as where you live, how dirty your system is, how easy it is for the contractor to access the ducts and what your ducts are made of, and what material is used in the construction of the ducts. However, our expertise, training and satisfaction guarantee are built into the price of service.

How long will it take to have my air ducts cleaned?

The amount of time it takes to clean a residential HVAC system can vary depending on the complexity of the system. Once a skilled and trained technician arrives, they should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. For standard purposes, we ask for at least 3-5 hours to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.

Will air duct cleaning be disruptive to my family?

Your professionals at ServiceMaster Restore can schedule a time that is most convenient for your family and when most of the household is not present. Depending on the magnitude of the job, we should have your house back in normal operation in a matter of a few hours.

How often do I need to get my air ducts cleaned?

We recommend air duct cleaning every three to five years. Customers who fall in the following conditions should consider more frequent cleaning of their duct systems:

Pets that shed a lot
Recent water damage
Home remodeling or improvements taking place
Residents with asthma or allergens
Humid or moist environmental conditions

Do I need to do anything prior to the technician arriving for my scheduled service?

For safety, the technician should be shown where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit is located. It is best to provide them with any emergency contact information.

Duct cleaning can be noisy. It is best to do it when most family members are not present.

Clear work areas. Ask your technician how much space is needed around each air vent register and how much space they will need around the furnace and air conditioner. It is best to have these areas cleared beforehand.

Prior to cleaning, perform a walkthrough of your home to go over where protective coverings such as drop and corner guards will be placed. Also it is necessary to go over the ducts, how they will be cleaned, and the accessibility of it.

Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?

Air duct cleaning helps:

Reduce energy costs in your home
Reduce the potential for mold growth
Improve indoor air quality
Increase air circulation and flow
Increase your home system performance
Extend HVAC equipment life

Is there anything I can do to help maintain clean air ducts?

To help maintain clean air ducts, change air filters based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Regular vacuuming will also help reduce pet dander and airborne dirt and debris.