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K&M Handyman Services
4.9
from 336 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 460 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Roger H.
Verified review

Five things to know about Kevin: 1. HE'S INSURED - My attorney wife absolutely insists that anyone who I hire to do work on our property be insured. Unscrupulous uninsured hired help will fake injuries while on your property and then sue you. She's seen it many times. My insurance company agrees with her. 2. HE WONT Burglarize your house! - for years I worked with a big hearted extremely competent general contractor who compassionately hired associates who had checkered pasts. I strongly suspect that one of those associates burglarized my house and stole $29,000 worth of stuff. It looked like an inside job. Kevin is an extremely patriotic 51-year-old ex naval aviator whose married with a kid. Kevin is a guy you can trust! 3. KEVIN IS EXTREMELY COMPETENT: he's been working in the plumbing area for over 30 years - started at age 17. He's worked on thousands of jobs over the years (249 on thumbtack alone) and is undefeated when it comes to plumbing problems. He's a very, very intelligent guy with dogged determination who will do whatever it takes to fix your plumbing problems. 4. HIS RATES ARE UNBELIEVABLY LOW- two "rooter " companies gave me free on site estimates of $275 to fix my clogged kitchen sink. Kevin came in at less than half that. We encountered some unanticipated complexities with my drain that could have resulted in a doubling of the cost from the "rooter" companies, but Kevin held firm to his original estimate. 5. KEVIN IS IN FREAKISHLY GOOD SHAPE- I'm a former athlete who lifts weights and is in generally good shape. But I was amazed at Kevin's ability to hoist a 100 pound "snake machine " on my roof to access an air exhaust pipe in order to clear my clogged pipe. Man, there ain't no way that I could have done that. In summary, as homeowners we all have multiple types of anxieties when it comes to hiring strangers to come into our homes to do work. Kevin allays all such concerns. He's the best guy I've ever contracted with, and if all Americans had his work ethic and sense of moral fortitude, than there would be no problems with our country.

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Chris I.
Verified review

Stellar! Professional and friendly service. He quickly assessed and fixed the problem. The pipes under the sink look great. It's all very clean now.

ESI Remodeling & Upgrades
4.6
from 126 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 337 hires on Thumbtack
Allan J.
Verified review

Shlomi was very professional and did a great job of cleaning our furnace and vents ducts. He made sure everything was done right and added sanitizer.

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East Bay Heating and Air
5.0
from 102 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeff S.
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Kevin was hired to clean our ducts and furnace. He communicated clearly, provided a fair price, showed up on time, and performed all tasks very professionally. I would highly recommend him for any HVAC needs and will hire him again in the future. Jeff

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chetan R.
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Gleo is one of the most honest handymen I've had the pleasure of hiring. He came to our home, checked out our AC and pointed out how the air filter was clogged and the mesh around the condenser outdoor was dirty. He replaced the filter on his own dime and also cleaned the mesh around the condenser to improve the airflow and it fixed the problem. He recommended that I check the filter and the area around the condenser frequently and do my own preventative maintenance so that I don't have to spend money on a professional in the future at the cost of his own future business. I am glad I hired Gleo and whole heartedly recommend him for any handyman projects. I'll be hiring him definitely for my next project.

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Ella E.
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I search for air duct cleaning to clean our building . As a building manger I really look for good company to perform the best job for our building. I find healthy duct cleaning through yelp the are amazing and perform excellent job they clean all vents and ducts. We use company's before . But none of them compare them good price good service highly recommend !!!!!

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Heavenly Service and Comfort
4.6
from 62 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 74 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
DIana B.
Verified review

Heavenly Service Smart 72 did a great job of identifying the best solution for our needs. The installed the furnace and ductwork in one day and tied up loose ends the following work day. Javier, Robert, and Ty were all very pleasant, polite, hard-working, skilled, as well as respectful of us and our property. They were a joy to work with. I highly recommend them.

Ohana Air
4.7
from 60 reviews
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
Ignacio E.
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I don’t usually write reviews but I thought it was only right to provide feedback for the outstanding service Inreceived from Josh at Ohana Air. I originally contacted Josh when I noticed that water was dripping down the side of my house and coming from a PVC pipe sticking out of the attic just under the eve of my two house. Josh showed up early for our appointment the very next day and immediately found the cause of the problem. It turns out the drip was coming from normal condensation created by the evaporator qoils from my AC unit. Instead of draining out the primary drain, it was actually coming out the backup drain that was running down the side of my house creating rust stains on the stucco. The primary drain was clogged with dirt and gunk which redirected the water to the backup. Josh quickly cleared and tested the primary as well as the secondary drain and noted that it was good that he was contacted because the secondary could have also gotten clocked and backup into the house causing serious water damage. What I especially appreciated was that Josh took the time to show me where to check and how to clear the drain if the issue ever came up again. He also did a cursory review of my AC unit and condensers and check the ducts in the attic for possible leaks. Wow, what great service! Josh is a true professional and master of his craft. I would strongly recommend Josh and Ohana Air for any heating and air conditioning service needs!

Solar-Klean LLC
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Kazu O.
Verified review

Philip was great! He did an excellent job with the dryer vent cleaning, and was very thorough with his work. He explained the whole process while he was working so it helped us understand what is involved in the process. He was also extremely responsive and showed up at our appointment time, on-the-dot. Highly recommended!

AMX Plumbing
4.9
from 41 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle L.
Verified review

Max installed the plumbing for washer/dryer hookups in my condo; Hot & cold water hookups with drain pipes, and vents. Max is very courteous & punctual and does top notch work. It was not an easy project due to the location of our washer & dryer but he made it work and did a great job weaving the pipes in the least obstructive manner possible. He was also very busy at the time that I hired him but was able to squeeze me in during some downtime he had while waiting on parts for another project. I would definitely recommend Max & will 100% use him in the future for any of my plumbing needs.

  • 8 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Tatian O.
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Giovanni is an awesome HVAC professional and all around good dude. He came over and gave me a better sense of my heating and duct situation to where I now feel more confident in getting this project completed. He's honest, friendly & knowledgeable -- all the qualities of someone I'd care to do business with again. Cheers!

J & T WOW
3.8
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
Howard B.
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I have asked them to clean my gutters, and they've done a good job.

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C.A,Q & Duct Cleaning,Inc.
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shankar V.
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Erick, Stefan and Frank showed up on time and cleaned out all the vents and ducts in an hour. I could see that they were a good team and are really eager to get their new business successful. They even have me a discount because some of the vents didn’t need a lot of cleaning! Also, the prices were competitive compared to other quotes I received. I would definitely recommend CAQ for any vent cleaning work!

  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Meghan S.
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JR and his team were FANTASTIC! We had a fully occluded dryer vent that we thought just needed cleaning - as it turns out, it had been poorly installed and completely busted! JR found a great solution to re-route the vent, and it looks great! We also had his team add in a heating system vent cleaning-- they were so thorough with our very dirty ducts!! Work was done with high quality and for a great price! Highly recommend this company!!

No Sweat Cooling and Heating
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry L.
Verified review

Micah is very professional. I hired him to replace the roof air vent due to potential water leaking. He checked the roof and attic, confirmed leaking existed, and explained to me patiently what happened on the vents. He found that although there are two vents, only one is used. He suggested installing one new vent. He did everything in a timely manner and cleaned up. His price is also very reasonable. Highly recommend!

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashwin G.
Verified review

Denny is a consummate professional. What he quotes/proposes is exactly what you get. His work is top quality and he communicates well. I just got a vent fan installed in the kitchen where the duct had to be run to the outside. I also got another heating/cooling vent installed in the bedroom. He did both jobs perfectly and left the house just as clean as it was. He does all this at a great price. Highly recommend Denny

Blue Team Home Services
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Radha B.
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Bob came right on time and gave me details of every step he was taking while cleaning the ducts and vents. Good quality!

  • 10 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Tim S.
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B Green was able to perform all of the work I needed, from insulation to duct work to pest control. The other vendors did only one or two of these, forcing me to coordinate them over a longer period of time.

A-1 Heating and Cooling
3.2
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Steve S.
Verified review

Professionally and well executed thru entire process. I got five estimates. A1 was upper middle, but my experience and value of their deliverables justified the price. I would definitely refer them to anyone. FYI my installers were Oscar and William ( very professional/respectful/meticulous), Sales - Jerry, & Brad (COO?). Christina on the phone was helpful as well. They have a good team. Summary of work done: Replaced 48 year old furnace in garage closet shared with water heater. Replaced old ducting. Installed new Trane XV80, 2 stg, 100K BTU, ducting, bubble wrap insulation. Took away all old stuff. $5500 (incl taxes, inspection...). I probably got some discount. All five bids ... lowest 2800$, Highest 7200$, middle were 5000-5500. Great job guys!

Lawrence Cleaning
4.8
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Bowen P.
Verified review

Cleaned our ducts and now the smell is gone - would highly recommend.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Megan K.
Verified review

I have nothing but good to say about Erasmo and CaliforniAir. I needed to move a vent and add a vent to a large room. He was showed up when he said he was going to show up. The first thing he did after introducing himself was put on shoe covers before coming in my home. It was clear from the get go he knew what he was talking about. He was direct and focused in his assessment, clear in his communication and honest in what would and would not work. There was no upselling! or adding costs halfway through the job. On the day of the job he was running a few minutes behind and texted to let me know. He was neat, tidy and thorough in his work. He needed to cut through the ceiling in three different places, but you'd never know because the room was as clean as before he was there. I'd recommend this company in a heartbeat and wouldn't hesitate using them again.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Do you need to clean your air ducts?

Air duct cleaning is done by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) professionals. The pros use industrial-strength, truck-mounted vacuums and powerful brushes and hoses to clean inside the metal ducts that make up your forced air heating and cooling system. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends duct cleaning if there is “substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface ducts, ducts that are infested with vermin such as rodents or insects, or ducts that are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.”

You should also have air ducts cleaned after recent water contamination or water damage to prevent mold; after renovations or remodeling to ensure debris and dust didn’t settle in the vents and ducts; if you are having problems with allergies or asthma; or when you are moving into a newly purchased home, especially if the previous owners smoked or had pets. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years, or every two to three years in regions where homeowners use their air conditioning and heater for many months of the year, while the EPA suggests homeowners have duct cleaning done as needed.

How often should you get your air ducts cleaned?

How often you should clean your air ducts depends on your situation. If you or someone in the home has asthma or is acutely allergic to certain airborne materials or pollen, regular duct cleaning may be helpful. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t have an official position on the necessity of air duct cleaning unless the ducts have been contaminated by rodents, insects or mold, or you are aware of particles blowing out through the vents. The EPA recommends you have your air ducts cleaned on an as-needed basis. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests having air ducts cleaned every three to five years.

Be cautious with companies that offer “whole house air duct cleaning,” urges the NADCA. The company may be using unscrupulous tactics to upsell you once they get started. Before any work begins, always clarify in writing what the job entails and what the cost will be. To protect yourself against fraud, read customer reviews and verify that your HVAC cleaning service has applicable licenses and certifications.

How much does it cost to replace air ducts in a house?

If your air ducts have been damaged, you’ll need to replace them. The national average air duct replacement cost is $150-$280, which may not include materials. Factors such as duct material, labor, location of ducts and linear feet of ductwork will all affect your final costs. Labor costs will vary based on how accessible the ducts are and what material your ducts are made of. The least expensive duct material is a flexible, non-metallic ducting that costs approximately $1-$2 per linear foot. Flexible aluminum is generally more expensive and stronger than non-metallic ducting. Stainless steel ducting is the strongest, the least flexible (meaning installing it typically has higher labor rates), and usually the most expensive. An average price for air duct replacement could range between $35 and $55 per linear foot, including basic materials and labor. A typical single-family home has 6-10 duct runs; replacing or installing one duct run could average $150-$250 for labor.

How long does it take to get your ducts cleaned?

The amount of time air duct cleaning takes can depend on how extensive your duct system is, how old your air ducts are, and whether they have ever been cleaned. On average, expect a standard size home (between 2,000 and 3,000 square feet) to take 2-5 hours for one to two technicians to clean. Here are the proper protocol and equipment you should expect from a professional duct cleaning service, as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • All doors and access ports opened to ensure the entire duct system is inspected and cleaned.
  • Thorough system inspection prior to cleaning to identify possible asbestos-containing materials. If asbestos is present, specially trained and equipped contractors must do the removal.
  • Use of approved vacuum equipment that exhausts particles outside of your house. If the vacuum exhausts inside your home, it must be HEPA equipment.
  • Furnishings and carpet covered and protected.
  • Soft-bristled brushes only on fiberglass duct board and sheet metal ducts internally lined with fiberglass.
  • Ductwork properly protected.
  • Adherence to guidelines and practices set down by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association.

How much does it cost to have your air ducts cleaned?

If you’re concerned about dust, allergens or mold, it may be time to have your air ducts cleaned. The national average cost for air duct cleaning ranges from $190 to $250. Air duct cleaning costs will vary based on a number of factors such as your location in the country, the age and condition of your air ducts, the number of linear feet to be cleaned, and any repairs your ducts may need. HVAC cleaning companies should clearly outline what is included in their services and at what rate, so always make sure you understand and have a written agreement before work begins. Here are some examples of average air duct cleaning costs:

  • Tiered pricing for different levels of service:
    • Standard cleaning: $100, which may include truck-mounted industrial vacuums, high-pressure air wands and air snakes to clean all supply and return vents, branch lines, and main trunk lines.
    • Advanced cleaning: $200, which may include standard cleaning services, plus rotobrush or viper clean sweep in the main trunk lines.
    • Ultimate cleaning: $400, which may include advanced cleaning, plus insertion of a viper microline into all vents to force debris down the branch lines and into the main trunk lines, to be handled by the viper clean sweep. Typically, all ductwork surface is contacted, before-and-after photos are provided, and the furnace is cleaned.
  • A flat rate for unlimited vents: $289.
  • Additional fees for larger houses: $20 for each additional 500 square feet over 2,500.
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