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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 Woodbury duct cleaners
Phil D.
Mayer Air Duct and Fireplace cleaning were an absolute pleasure to work with today! I could not recommend them more for air duct and fireplace cleaning. They did all of our air ducts very quickly and were also downright amazing people who displayed nothing but professionalism, punctuality, and humbleness. 5 out of 5 stars!
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Thumbtack Customer
James came out as scheduled and was thorough. He did a great job with the duct cleaning and he also taped some holes he found in the ducts. He offers a fair price and a great value.
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Thumbtack Customer
Had a air duct cleaning and furnace cleaning. It went well the tech was very up front on the process and price. He also showed me the some of the stuff that came out of my ducts and furnace and suggested things to help prevent future development of major problems. A nice and effective job done.
Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.
Jimil M.
Justin did a great job in cleaning the ducts and vents for my two houses. I really enjoyed his services.
Ian H.
Jim was amazing, super friendly, on time, and did top notch work in a quick and efficient manor. Not only all of this but he has the most competitive rate out there for his duct cleaning service. I highly recommend Jim and Mayer Air Duct!
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Josh D.
I had a great time with Jim! He was very professional, fast, and reliable. Highly recommend for anyone getting their air ducts cleaned!
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Charlie K.
Jim did a great job cleaning our ducts and answered all of our questions. He has a lot of experience and a positive customer-service focus. Would recommend to anyone.
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Thumbtack Customer
Ken was very thorough and explained everything he was doing! He had good customer skills and I would recommend him to anyone wanting a great Duct Cleaning service 😎😎
Boss Man Ducts & DryersBoss Man Ducts & Dryers
Thumbtack Customer
Ken quickly fit us into his schedule when we needed our ducts cleaned last minute. He was extremely thorough, polite, & clean. We'love definitely have him come back in a couple of years. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Boss Man Ducts & DryersBoss Man Ducts & Dryers
Bob K.
I would highly recommend Mayer for air duct cleaning. Jim responded almost immediately to my request for a quote. He was punctual for our scheduled appointment for service and he did a thorough job.
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Ceridwen C.
The project I had was a challenging one: I was cleaning out a house owned by a heavy smoker for 40 years. We'd managed to get rid of most of the smoke smell, but it still lingered in the ducts. And they did it!
Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.
Regina B.
Jim was very professional and friendly. He was prompt, cleaned out the ducts and left everything in good order. His pricing was a very good deal. I will definitely hire him again and I highly recommend him.
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Anna K.
Jim was here on time and worked on duct cleaning. He made sure everything got done and every question I had answered. It was very kind of him to listen and answer to my extra questions. I wanted someone with experience and Jim was the right guy. Thank you.
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Jess K.
We've been putting off getting our ducts cleaned, but with a new baby in the house we made a priority. So glad we did- working with Boss Man was super simple from scheduling to getting the job done and I feel really good about the value of the service.
Boss Man Ducts & DryersBoss Man Ducts & Dryers
Daniel B.
Great experience - responded instantly with a quote and were incredibly thorough, cleaning out all return and supply ducts while a large vacuum was hooked up to collect everything in the basement. My house is ~1940's with a collection of both older rectangular ducts and a few more recent tubes, from the pictures many of these had visible piles of stuff in them, especially at corners. Often they went at the same duct from different access points to make sure nothing was left. Shared images which were very helpful, and they also showed the filters at the end. Cleaned up as they went and you could not tell they had been there by the end of the day. Cannot say enough - this was not a quick in-and-out, they spent hours methodically working every angle and patching up at the end. Also had them do central AC compressor outside, they took the top off, washed the coils/fins, and then blew out debris. Can't believe we put this off for 20 years, would recommend 100%
PureAir SolutionsPureAir Solutions
Alison S.
Jim is AMAZING! Not only did he find time to squeeze me in, he was informative, thorough, punctual, and didn’t increase the quoted price on me when the scope of the job ended up being different than expected. As a first time home owner of less than a week, he took the time to explained how my different systems work, what he was doing and showed me what needed to be done to keep my air ducts functioning properly. HIGHLY recommend Jim and Mayer Air Duct and Fireplace Cleaning! Thank you Jim!!
Mayer  Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!Mayer Air duct and Fireplace Cleaning!
Sandy A.
Very well done job! Was a bit late but got the job done in the time frame required. Went above and beyond to explain what he was doing, show the dirt and grime we had, give a fair value and do a thorough job! Will use again when we have to re-clean our ducts!
Boss Man Ducts & DryersBoss Man Ducts & Dryers
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up on time and were very easy to schedule with. The technician worked fast. He did up sell us on the viper brush due to the fact that our house (which we had just purchased) had never had it's ducts cleaned...totally worth it to get all that gunk out of our furnace! Gross.
Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Ken just finished cleaning and sanitizing my furnace ducts. I have to say, I have never met anyone so professional, yet friendly and personable. He truly enjoys his work and he made sure I knew what he was doing every step of the way. He even took the time to inspect my dryer vent, and took care of that as well. Thank you BOSS MAN!
Boss Man Ducts & DryersBoss Man Ducts & Dryers
Thumbtack Customer
Duct work cleaning went well and was what I expected. I had read about it ahead of time and determined I might need to do the more thorough cleaning. Since our duct work had never been cleaned since it was built in 1982, and had undergone a complete renovation 6 years ago, it was definitely needed. I added on the dryer vent cleaning which went well. I was very pleased until about halfway through when the employee started trying to sell me a thorough furnace and chimney clean. He was nebulous on the price, made it sound like it was urgent, and didn't respect my "no". I even called my furnace guy and talked it over with him, who I have known for a long time and has done trustworthy work in the past. When I followed up with the TCFC employee and gave him my final answer he was disrespectful and acted like I was making a bad decision and that my furnace guy didn't know what he was doing. It made the TCFC employee seem untrustworthy and made me distrust the job he had already done. I understand this line of work and the importance of the "upsell", but it got to be so pushy that I felt uncomfortable. I would try a different company next time.
Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.Twin Cities Furnace Cleaning, Inc.
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