Never choose a company solely based on the lowest or best price.
Professional duct cleaning is not cheap. However if you clean your ducts
regularly, the cost for duct cleaning will be low, roughly around $279.99
- $329.99. If you need to get your complete ventilation cleaned, the price
will be higher. When requiring a complete cleaning, the price can reach
upwards to $350.00 - $600.00. If you find a company offering all of this
for a low price such as $149.99 - $199.99 for the entire system including air ducts,
furnace, blower, motor, air conditioner, air exchanger cleaning... you just
found yourself a "Blow and Go" company!
Duct Cleaner/Carpet Cleaner/?????? Cleaner
Jack of all trades, oh boy!! When it comes to duct cleaning you need to stick
with professionals that solely clean air duct systems. Some companies offer
multiple services for example, cleaning carpets, furniture, walls , etc. In most
cases these companies hire contractors to complete the work.
This depends on many factors but to give you a rough idea, duct cleaning
on a small bungalow should take a two-man team a minimum of 2 - 3 hours. The
average cottage or split level home usually takes a two-man team 2-5 hours.
Any contractor or company that cleans your home in or around one hour is not
doing a proper job.
The Truck Mount Difference
When Duct Masters started back in 2005 we began with the portable units,
which every customer was satisfied with, except us. We weren’t getting the
results we wanted, therefore decided to look at other alternative equipment.
The portable machines work well, but there is a night and day difference
between portable and truck mount. The two most popular portable units are
the following (1) Rotor brush (this machine has less than 700 CFM’s) (2)
Portable Negative Machine (less than 3000 CFM's, and once you add the Hepa
filter, the suction will decrease to less than 2000 CFM’s). The Truck Mount
system is between 6,000 - 20,000 CFM's. So if you need to get your ducts
professionally cleaned, go with a company that offers a truck mount system.
They Claim To Have Truck Mount, But Do They Really
There are some companies claim to have a real truck mount system but don't! Truck mount systems only fit in trucks. Anything smaller than a 12 Foot cube truck is not offering you the same equipment. If a company arrives with a car , caravan or commercial van they are NOT offering a real truck mount system.
Free Sanitizer or Disinfection spray
Remember the old saying "Nothing is for free"? That also applies to
sanitizers. To begin, you don't always require a disinfection for your air
ducts ... you should only use it when necessary (bacteria, fungus, new home,
renovations or winter germs). The Duct Masters representative will ask you
several questions in determining if a disinfection would be required or
suggested. Anyone offering to spray your ducts free with this expensive
product is NOT inserting the real product. There have been reports of
companies using just water. When it's related to your health you need to
know exactly what's being inserted into your ventilation system.
Removing Vent Covers
You need to have them removed to clean, we often from previous
customers that other companies are not removing all or any vent and return covers, there are times
when covers can't be removed, but to clean properly you should always have
them removed. There are only a few reasons not to remove these covers: the carpet
is over the screws, possible damage, the vent is within a few feet from the
main line, etc)
Entire House For One Price
offer fixed prices on bungalows, cottage and split level homes. However if
your home should have additional furnaces or have new extensions to the home
there will be an extra charge. If you should find a company offering to
clean a tri-zone system (very large cottage) for the same price as single
zone (Bungalow) then your probably going to be disappointed with the end
* For more information on having the air ducts in your home cleaned, please go to the EPA website