Let’s be honest. If a solicitor is calling your home, or knocking at your door, they are likely hoping for an uniformed, quick sale. If an advertisement shouts $99 Duct Cleaning, it’s likely vacuuming the registers in just one room.
When it comes to duct cleaning, Niagara home owners need to beware of 'scams' and phone solicitors. Get the facts and know the difference. An HVAC Service provider can show you real IAQ results.
MOST companies use a basic vacuum system. HVAC companies will use a brush & suction.
Most companies simple vacuum out the loose dust which will quickly return.
Konkle believes proper Duct Cleaning should be performed by a licensed technician using a Brush System that actually clears caught debris & buildup.
Rotobrush® is the state-of-the-art Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing System used by professionals.
Ensure Your Service Provider is Reliable
Yes, it's possible to get a verbal quote over the phone during a duct cleaning sales call. However, too often this type of quote is uninformed and can backfire.
A thorough cleaning of your ducts involves much more than just a vacuum. You need to know that the contractor you choose has the experience and the equipment to do the job right... without any hidden costs.
Serving: Stoney Creek to Niagara Falls - Beamsville, Vineland, Jordan, Lincoln, Grimsby, Smithville, Welland & Winona
Duct Cleaning FAQs
When is duct cleaning valuable?
Renovation If you are doing any interior renovations, your ductwork may need to be cleaned. – especially if there is asbestos abatement, lead paint removal, or drywall dust. If your ducts were not blocked off properly during renovations, they may be filled with (possibly dangerous) dust and debris.
Animal or Insect Infestation If there’s evidence of animal or insect infestation or nesting in your ducts or HVAC system, you will want to have the animals removed then clean the ductwork thoroughly.
Mold Ducts and your entire HVAC system should be cleaned if there is visible mold growth inside the ductwork.
Contaminants If noticeable debris, pet hair, odors, or other contaminants are being released into the room through the ducts.
Illness You may want to consider having your ducts cleaned if someone in your family is suffering from an unexplained allergy-related illness, and you’ve taken every other possible step to decontaminate your home.
What's involved in a thorough duct cleaning service?
Professional duct cleaning services use specialized blowers, vacuums, and brushes to clean out the supply, intake, registers , grilles and return ducts throughout your home.
For superior IAQ, consider adding a thorough cleaning of the furnace/ air handler, fans, motors, and coils of the HVAC system.
What should a thorough duct cleaning cost?
Ads for '$99 Duct Cleaning Specials' are scams. At most a few ducts will get a very cursory vacuum – at worst, you’ll end up talked into a much more expensive package without the information you need to make an informed decision. A high-quality duct and HVAC cleaning on a typical Canadian single family home should cost upwards of $200-$300. It should take several hours with sophisticated equipment, and involve multiple workers.
What kind qualifications should I look for?
First of all, look for a company that offers a Brush System, not just vacuum system. Technicians should have a G1, G2 or G3 Gas License to work with Furnace & Duct Systems.
How can I get the best indoor air quality?
Every step helps. If you are serious about better IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) then Yes. After your Ducts & Furnace are cleaned, installing an Air Purification System will deliver IAQ 100 times better than a regular 1" Furnace Filter.
($2500 or less for average home complete IAQ package including Duct, Furnace Cleaning and permanent CleanEffects Purifier).
Is there a difference between intake ducts and supply ducts?
Intake or return ducts (returning air to the heating/cooling unit) are likely to be dirtier than supply ducts (delivering heated or cooled air to rooms), since they often don’t have filters.
Why should I choose Konkle over other companies?
Good question – and one we're happy to answer! Konkle has licensed technicians who are familiar with all aspects of heating & cooling equipment. Konkle has never been one to hide behind low prices, fads or scams. Our Healthy Home Services Team offer real results - let's start the conversation. Our reputation is our priority and built on many years servicing the Niagara Region. More Reasons »
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