Poor air quality in your home can lead to health issues over the long term, so it’s important that you get your air ducts cleaned at least once every five years. There are a lot of businesses out there offering air duct cleaning services, so how do you find one that’s reputable and will provide you with a San Francisco air duct cleaning service (or anywhere in the bay area) that will provide you with the air quality you’re looking for?
Follow the guide below to ensure you find a company you can trust.
Generally, air ducts need to be cleaned once every 3-5 years for optimum health of a home’s inhabitants, but if you have pets, a smaller home with a large number of inhabitants, or have hobbies or a career which brings a lot of extra dust or fibers into the home, you may need to have it done more frequently to maintain the best quality air. If you’ve only recently moved into your home, ask the air duct cleaning company you will find after following the steps below to assess your air system and check you need the service.
Step 1: Research Local Air Duct Cleaning Companies
First, if you haven’t already, do a simple Google search of air duct cleaning companies local to your area who offer the service. Ask any friends, family, or neighbors who live locally if they have recommendations (that they’ve used personally) and create a list of your options.
Step 2: Assess the Air Duct Cleaning Company’s Experience
Do the companies you’ve shortlisted have experience? Are they a specialist company or a jack-of-all-trades who happens to offer air duct cleaning? Look for an air duct cleaning company with years of experience and if they don’t talk about their experience or have testimonials displayed on their website, strike them off your list or ask them directly about their experience.
Step 3: Ask Potential Air Duct Cleaning Companies What Products They Use
There are certain chemicals you wouldn’t use to clean your own home, so it’s worth asking what products potential air duct cleaning companies plan to use in your home to ensure you are comfortable with it, that it won’t hurt any members of your family or be harmful enough in the air to harm fish tanks and other pets.
We only use non-toxic cleaning methods that are completely safe for use in your home and approved by the EPA. If a potential cleaning company won’t or can’t tell you what products they will use over the phone or email, choose a different company.
Step 4: Compare Air Duct Cleaning Services and Pricing
Not all air duct cleaning services are exactly alike, so don’t compare the first price you see. The cost of having your air ducts cleaned will vary depending on the size of your home, the experience and size of the company, the equipment, and products they use, your location, and a number of other factors. Compare their services and ask for a quote. If any service is offering a special discount which seems too good to be true, be wary, as it often is.
Ask them to be upfront about any additional costs your home may incur due to its age or other circumstances. In this case, cheapest isn’t often best.
Step 5: Find Out How Long Your Air Duct Cleaning Will Take
The time it takes for the air duct cleaning will vary depending on the size of your home, and you may have to make special arrangements to be out of the house for the duration of the cleaning. Discuss with the company you are hoping to work with how they handle air duct cleaning in a home of your size. Will it take a day, a few days in succession, or will it need to be broken up over a few days?
Step 6: Trust Your Intuition
By this point, you likely have a gut reaction to the companies you’ve spoken to and there will be one who stands out as having made you feel the most reassured and the most at ease about letting strangers into your home.
If you are looking for San Francisco air duct cleaning services (or anywhere else in the bay area), we are more than happy to discuss your needs and answer any and all of your questions about the air duct cleaning process. Click here to contact us today