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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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 someone clean your dryer vent?

The national average dryer vent cleaning costs range from $190 to $260. Dryer vent or duct cleaning costs can vary based on where you live in the country and what ductwork repairs may be required. Duct cleaning pros will use a brush cleaning method, a forced air vacuum, or a combination of the two to remove lint and other debris that can collect in your dryer duct, lint trap housing and vent. If left unchecked, this buildup of highly flammable debris can catch fire and lead to a home fire, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In addition to home safety, a great reason for regular cleaning is the money you’ll likely save on energy bills and improved indoor air quality. Pros may offer a lower rate on their dryer duct cleaning costs when you also hire them to clean your entire HVAC duct system. To ensure you’re working with a pro who will keep your home as safe as possible, read their reviews and check whether they have been certified by a reputable organization such as the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) or the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA). Many duct cleaning pros will also show you before-and-after photos as proof of the cleaning.

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.

How does duct cleaning work?

Here’s how duct cleaning works in a nutshell:

  • A professional duct cleaner will inspect your ducts.
  • They’ll use vacuums and brushes to clean up dust and debris.
  • And then they’ll seal and clean everything up. 

During the inspection process, the air duct cleaner will also look for cracks or leaks. Depending on what they find, they may also recommend repairs.

To learn more about the duct cleaning process for your home, reach out to cleaners near you.

What is duct cleaning?

Air duct cleaning is the process of cleaning your various heating and cooling system units, parts and components. This process often includes cleaning the following, according to the EPA:

  • supply and return air ducts and registers
  • grilles and diffuser
  • heat exchangers heating and cooling coils,
  • condensate drain pans (drip pans)
  • fan motor and fan housing
  • air handling unit housing

For a more specific list of tasks, ask duct cleaners near you what's included in their service.

Reviews for Inner Harbor duct cleaners
George C.
The team came out, explained everything, and made sure that my family felt safe by wearing masks and shoe covers. I own 10 investment properties and clean ducts in each every year. Best duct cleaning with value I’ve ever had.
True DuctsTrue Ducts
David G.
True Ducts cleaned out the ducts in my home. They came in the time slot that I asked them to come at, did their job professionally going thru each vent and cleaning them. They were very responsive to all my questions, and were extra careful and professional.
True DuctsTrue Ducts
Thumbtack Customer
EES Services provided an A1 work, very professional, outstanding customer service. I strongly recommend to use their services for cleaning ducts and vents.
EES Services, LLCEES Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Great value for duct cleaning service, even cleaned dryer vent for free. Appreciated that duct sanitization was offered but not pushed. Took off a star for how late they arrived - Leo called to say they would be 30-45 minutes late, then got to my house 65 minutes after the original appointment time. (Would have given 3 stars if I hadn't gotten that call.)
Home Pro - Air Duct Cleaning , LLCHome Pro - Air Duct Cleaning , LLC
Jessica R.
Leo and the folks at Home Pro Air Duct cleaning tried really hard to fix the smell in our ducts. They came out once, did their standard treatment, and the smell did not dissipate so they were kind enough to return with stronger stuff. The smell is a bit better, not totally improved, but we appreciate the effort.
Home Pro - Air Duct Cleaning , LLCHome Pro - Air Duct Cleaning , LLC
Sharon S.
I was very appreciative of the fast response and the detailed explanation given. When they came out they also explained each step they were taking. I don't know when the last time my parents had the ducts cleaned if ever. Seeing what the ducts looked like before the cleaning was terrible and it was a wonder we could breathe! What a great job they did when looking at the final result!
Integrity Duct Cleaning  Service’sIntegrity Duct Cleaning Service’s
Thumbtack Customer
Jose cleaned my ducts. He did a great job and was very, very professional. I have already decided to call him again for other repairs, and will recommend him to others.
EES Services, LLCEES Services, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jose did an amazing job cleaning out my ducts and servicing my system. Arrived right on time and did a superior job. While he was there, I even asked if he had time to clean the chimney. He also did an outstanding job sweeping and cleaning our chimney. I would recommend him to anyone who needs his services. Very professional, personable, and hardworking.
EES Services, LLCEES Services, LLC
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