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Chicago Attic Ventilation Contractors

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Enigma Electrical and Services
from 147 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 212 hires on Thumbtack
Erika K.
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Keith did an outstanding job wiring my garage, removing unnecessary wiring through out my basement and installing a switch on my vanity. He is very professional. He also helped me trouble shoot plumbing and other items I had in question pertaining to my fist house and as soon as he completes my stove hook up I am going to give him 5 stars, recommend and use him in the future.

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Rapid Air Heating & A/C
from 135 reviews
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John C.
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Sam was great. He advised me on getting a new washer and dryer when the cost to fix wouldn't be worth it. I also had him fix and clean my dryer vent pipe. He put solid pipe in and removed almost all of the flexible pipe which catches lint. He also fixed my master bathroom light and exhaust fan. His prices are more than fair and his work quality is excellent. He cleaned up after himself. I have scheduled him to clean my house ventilation system and do some other work later on. Takes his craft seriously- a good worker.

Green Air Care Group Inc.
from 137 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 247 hires on Thumbtack
Laura M.
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I found Green Air thru Thumbtack. i would use definitely use again. Prompt, courteous staff, and good communication from Larry who takes the frustration out of scheduling chores like these. Cleaned my dryer vent and the basement furnace vents.

Air Duct Cleaning Group
from 98 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
Jan C.
Verified review

I had my ducts cleaned as well as my dryer vent. Mark first tried to access the dryer vent from the attic and finally had to find a way to do it from the roof. He kept at it though, because he could tell it was very full. I found him easy to work with. I recently moved here and it was clear to him the dicts had not been cleaned in a very long time.

Fox Restoration, Inc.
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 92 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen H.
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The 'job' encompassed four separate projects: a) Re-roofing; b) New attic insulation; c) Upgrade from 100 to 200 amp electrical; and, d) Bathroom renovation. The job was scheduled to be competed on or before 7-Dec. Joe, and his team, worked on two projects simultaneously throughout the job period. The workmanship was good to excellent. Projects like these on older homes always run into unforeseen problems. Joe's team handled each "interesting situation" with grace and good humor without burying me in Change Orders. All projects were completed ahead of schedule with Joe - himself - being the toughest critic of the job. This left me with nothing to point out or complain about!! I plan on using Fox Restoration for other work in the spring.

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  • 34 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
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Edgar B.
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I hired Jeff after a home inspection while selling my home. I needed to fix a few things I didn't even know needed fixing. This included changing the main water valve under the house to working in the attic venting the bathroom fan. I also had some exterior eaves that need replacement. Jeff know how to handle all the jobs. He did a great job addressing everything. He is very knowledgeable when I comes to home construction. I plan on calling Jeff when I move to my new home for any work needed.

  • 10 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer H.
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Spore Buster's came out to save a small area in our basement and before they left my husband had them check out attic which was covered in mold--yikes:( The people were fast, efficient and awesome. I highly recommend them to others. Not only that, we got a great deal!

Prestige Group Construction
from 27 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret M.
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My job was an attic fan repair. Jim arrived on time with all the tools he needed and completed the job with no fuss and mess. I will contact him for future work.

Brenner Remodeling, Corp
from 13 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Pamela Z.
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I had Brenner Remodeling do a number of projects for me including repair a cracked celing, rehang some doors, redesign my closets and paint numerous rooms. They did a marvelous job with extreme attention to detail and not only completed on time and within budget, but also left my home spotless at the end of each day. Jay is currently in the process of designing my unfinished attic to turn it into a master suite, and I am very excited at the prospect of gaining a whole floor of new living space.

  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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I cannot say enough about how pleased I am with this installation. Not a single corner was cut, and he came up with a quality solution to hooking up my Microwave to outside ventilation. It is his attention to detail and a strict adherence to quality that will make Jack my go to professional in the future for any of my home improvement needs.

D&C Contracting
from 12 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda H.
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Matt McCall was hired to finish my basement. He handled every aspect of this project from start to finish including assistance in design and finishing. He was always responsive and available if I had any questions and even when I needed to put my project on hold, he worked with me and jumped right back in when I was ready to complete the project. Matt is excellent for small or large scale projects. I also had him put in an attic ladder in my garage and will be having him install a whole house fan in the near future. Matt is truly an excellent carpenter and is very professional and detail-oriented. I would HIGHLY recommend hiring him!

CEPHR Enterprise LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Janet D.
Verified review

John did a great job installing a humidifier on my furnace in a very difficult location. He had to re route gas and furnace piping for efficient operation. The area was all cleaned up afterwards.. He is very professional with good work ethic so I would highly recommend. He did and other work also - attic insulation and some electrical work and ask was performed efficiently.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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Bobby and his son came in to do various jobs for us. They drywalled the garage, added insulation to the attic, stopped a leak that shorted out our fire detectors, installed new fire detectors, fixed our door to the patio that leaked and switched our washer/dryer around.

  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Michael F.
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Mark helped me install an attic ladder in my garage -- He was on-time and worked quickly. I would definitely hire Mark again.

Rite Tech Services
from 6 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Tim K.
Verified review

I live in the northwest suburbs and needed an attic fan fixed/replaced. Emanuel (Manny) from Rite Tech Services was great. I thought I needed to replace the entire attic fan but Manny started by troubleshooting for the specific problem. It ended up the motor needed to be replaced and Manny located one at Lowe's, picked it up, and replaced it much quicker than I expected. He was extremely professional, easy to communicate with, and from our discussion is well qualified for any electrical need. FYI, I never fill these things out but in this case I was so impressed with Manny and Rite Tech I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks Manny!

E. Reiner Construction
from 6 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Marilynn B.
Verified review

Jake has done 3 jobs for me & each time I'm more impressed than the last. New attic stairs & moving a ceiling fan. Looking at the ceiling & you can't tell where the holes were. Last was the oak wood flooring for the whole 1st floor, new trim (windows too) & slate be the front & back doors.Beautiful work. Also painted the 1st floor. Pretty much what you need done, it will get done. Highly recommend.

  • 39 years in business
Nick F.
Verified review

Clear Oak Construction does really top-notch, dependable work. Mike strikes me as someone very knowledgeable and experienced in all carpentry-related matters, as well as other aspects of construction. He is also good at solving problems and great at communicating, including responding quickly, having the patience to answer lots of questions, and can explain things in a way that someone (like myself) who knows nothing about carpentry and construction can understand. Clear Oak Construction designed and installed an access hatch to allow me to access the attic in my garage. They also repaired the molding and metal trim surrounding my garage door, which had been severely damaged from a run-in with my car. When I first contacted Clear Oak, Mike responded quickly and made time right away to come out and give me an estimate. He bid out the work at a very reasonable rate and his crew got the job done right the first time around. I will definitely use Clear Oak Construction again next time I need a skilled carpenter, or have a renovation or construction project.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a general contractor?

When starting a home remodel or new construction project, you will probably hire a general contractor. A general contractor is a professional who is qualified to take a set of building plans and construct them as outlined. The general contractor may help perform the day-to-day building, or they may just hire workers and oversee all the work activities. In either case, the job of the general contractor is to see that your project gets built.

When you have a building project, ask for bids from various contractors. The bids tell you how much each will charge and what their scope of work will be. Once you have selected a bid, you sign a contract with that general contractor outlining the specifics of the project and the milestones during the project when they will receive payment installments. Once the contract is official, the general contractor will bring in their crew to begin construction. The contractor will manage the workers and subcontractors (anyone who doesn’t work directly for their company but that they need to outsource, like a marble installation pro), order all the materials, obtain work permits, and confirm that all the workers and subcontractors are completing their projects as planned. They typically handle all the payments to the workers and subcontractors, and send you invoice. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.  If you are organized and competent to oversee construction projects, and are able to make sure everything is being built properly and meeting code, it’s possible you can be your own general contractor.  

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.

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 do you choose a commercial general contractor?

A commercial contractor provides similar services as a residential general contractor but specializes in working with large-scale projects for businesses, schools, nonprofits, governments and development firms. When researching commercial general contractors, review their portfolio of work and confirm they have ample experience working in the area you need. For example, if you are building a small strip mall, ask if the contractors have experience successfully incorporating all the needed elements such as a parking lot, meeting ADA requirements, accessing the proper permits, and completing work on time.

Once you’ve identified several qualified candidates, request bids for your project and then compare the scope of work with your needs and budget. Your commercial general contractor should oversee design, permitting, construction, materials purchase, and adherence to building code and zoning regulations, as well as sticking to an agreed-upon budget and schedule. It’s important to establish clear communication with your future commercial general contractor, as this will mean a smoother process for everyone. For all these reasons, it’s also especially important to follow a few smart hiring practices when it comes to finding a general contractor.

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.
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