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Oakland Duct Cleaners

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Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 315 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica W.
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This is my second time hiring David. I had a very good experience working with him before, so I trust him and decided to contact him again. My new project was THE TOTAL GARAGE REMODELING (GARAGE CABINETRY). Project wasn’t easy because we had a limit of time + I wanted to reuse the old cabinets wood to save money. David helped me a lot he did such a big tough work, starting from buying needed things and finishing by cleaning the garage after a done work. There was a little problem working this time - scheduling the time. However, I guess this is because he’s hired by many people. I never get angry when he’s late, because it’s really worth to wait his come. If he comes, he will do the work, do it very good and will finish it! I’m very satisfied with a done work this time too! Thank you David very very much! Also, my first time hiring him was for a project INTERIOR DOOR INSTALLATION David: - made the appointment - discussed the price - cut the door - drilled the doorknob hole - installed the door handle & hinges from the old door into a new one - painted the door Everything was done in one day: quickly, responsibly and efficiently. Excellent work done!

Casiano's Handyman
4.5
from 169 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 263 hires on Thumbtack
Ben R.
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Ricardo fixed all three of my kitchen electrical issues in under an hour. Very happy!

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

Talked to several companies about rodent-proofing (possible removal) and cleaning. Shlomi at ESI was the most professional and informative of those I spoke with and compared to other companies, his seems to be much more thorough and willing to answer a lot of questions. He was very prompt and responsive, showed up on time (they gave me a 2 hour window, but he called to tell me when he'd arrive), did some work after the initial inspection and then returned to complete the job. Unlike other companies (offering rodent services), ESI includes the follow ups in the initial cost so they'll return a few times to make sure the job was done right and that no other entry points remain. I'd recommend ESI and Shlomi for such work as well as furnace maintenance and duct cleaning as well - great team and even better service!

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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
Helen S.
Verified review

Kevin helped us with solving the problem (connecting the Nest system) and cleaning the furnace very professionally. I would hire him again! Thank you!

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Gleo's Handyman Services
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Keith G.
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Gleo replaced a sheared off Moen valve in my shower. He responded quickly and communicated clearly about the work that needed to be done with a fair price.

Healthy Duct Services
4.6
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
Kobi S.
Verified review

Apparently dryer vents need cleaning , and I was horrified to realize I hadn't had mine cleaned in 5 years , I called healthy duct cleaning The came and replaced my dented dryer vent and cleaned all of the vents in my place . They was professional . And thanks to them for me it was worth !!! Highly recommend :)

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  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura W.
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Pros: Jasper was prompt in responding, punctual, friendly, and completed the work quickly. I was impressed that he finished this project in one day; whereas other contractors seemed to indicate it was more work and more difficult. I would hire him again. Some areas he can improve: There were a couple of minor areas that were knicked on our kitchen island that I didn't notice until cleaning up. Also, I think he could have done a little better cleaning up the island- wiping down the cabinet fronts that had a light layer of dust (I did this myself). Finally, I gave him a box of stain & top coat that the previous owners left to us. He applied them but I noticed they didn't leave the counter shiny, like the finish we had before he sanded. After Jasper left, my husband realized we were missing the water sealant coat which we had in the garage. So now we are applying this coat ourselves to make the island water- proof and give it the same shine. This isn't totally Jasper's fault since I gave him the supplies but I would have liked if he would have noted that something seemed to be missing or off (or given his recommendations on what he would have stained/sealed it with to make sure the wood stayed water proof.) Overall, I'm happy with the work.

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!

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F&S Carpet Cleaning Services
5.0
from 38 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary W.
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Excellent work!!! Best carpet cleaning I've had in 20 years!

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  • 16 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brenna S.
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We used it for the toilet installation. He charged resonable price , arrived on time and also hauled away the old toilet efficiently with professional manner . We will definitely be using him again for other service in the future

Bryson Builders
4.8
from 26 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony B.
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Really great tile work. High quality work all around! Highly reccommend Ryan

  • 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
Po-chun C.
Verified review

Tony did great job cleaning my gutter. I'll definitely contact him for my next service!

  • 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!!

  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Vivian Z.
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Great job with installation of my furnace. Sean attended to details and left my house spotless

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  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
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Ashwin G.
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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.
Verified review

Bob came right on time and gave me details of every step he was taking while cleaning the ducts and vents. Good quality!

Right Way Corrigon Plumbing
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mary W.
Verified review

Casey is wonderful. He is capable, reliable and thorough. He was able to find an affordable Solution to a plumbing problem no one else could Solve. You can't Go Wrong with Right-way Corrigon!

  • 14 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lewis H.
Verified review

We called empire about a furnace that wasn't working and they came out to look at it the same day. They determined the furnace needed a new gas control valve and brought one out the next day, during the process of installing the gas control valve they found a wire that was overheating due to a faulty blower and arranged to have a new furnace installed on the same day. The work was very professionally done and we are very happy with our new furnace.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel H.
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Erasmo did a great job with our furnace. Super friendly and easy to work with, and no surprises

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yony L.
Verified review

I hired Attic Renew 360 Corp on Monday last week to do the cleaning of my Attic and fix the rodents problem that I’ve been suffering for almost a year. Thank fully they were able to start as soon as possible, I got rid of that old insulation and sanitized my attic also they install a new insulation and close the entry holes for animals. Also they’re price was way better than the prior estimates from other companies. They were very polite, clean and fast. I definitely recommend them as a trustable company.

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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