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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 Charlotte duct cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
Jilson was prompt and knowledge. His services are also reasonably priced. He was able to clean the dryer duct that hadn't been clean since we purchased the home 4 years ago! We know have a peace of mind and a clean duct!
Jilson PeresJilson Peres
Vincent R.
The team performed our duct cleaning and laundry vent cleaning; and would definitely recommend this company again. Excellent work, our home smells and feels so much cleaner! Very detailed job performed as well.
DuctXpertDuctXpert
Brandon S.
Our experience was exceptional. His responses were timely, he arrived on time for the service call, completed the cleaning inside and out and gave great advice on how to keep our ducts clean. We plan to use this business again in the future!
Suck My VentSuck My Vent
Kimberly C.
Tom was great to work with! He explained his process, showed video footage of the gook that he removed from the ducts, cleaned the registers and offered advice for ongoing care and maintenance. I HIGHLY recommend Better Air Carolinas!
Better Air CarolinasBetter Air Carolinas
Andreas K.
The two-man crew called ahead, came at the scheduled time, and performed all services professionally. Even cleaned up behind themselves. They were kind and professional and I did not feel like they tried to sell me unnecessary services, but felt I could trust their professional consultation. All of this is rare in Charlotte, so I can only recommend this vendor. Had all vents and ducts cleaned, sanitized and even a UV light installed. Feels a lot better now to live in our home with so much duct work running all across the house.
Carolina duct and crawlCarolina duct and crawl
Sarah R.
Arce handled our duct/vent cleaning and installation of two NEST thermostats. It was a great experience from start to finish. Great communication, explanation of services, professional, kind and they do excellent very thorough work. I highly recommend Robert and his staff and will certainly call them for future HVAC related needs. Couldn't be happier!!!
Arce Heating and AC LLCArce Heating and AC LLC
Jim R.
We had all of our ducts cleaned and the fireplace / chimney. Paul was very professional while still being very personal. Great job. He reviewed the work to be done and provided a price which didn't change. Completed the work the same day. Made one suggestion about the diffuser on our master bath which we will follow. We suggest using Suck My Vent for any of your needs.
Suck My VentSuck My Vent
Harold R.
I hired this company to clean my vents and ducts, after buying a home from a couple that smoked indoors. The odor was driving me crazy and affecting my clothes, so I tried this service to try to knock as much odor out of the circulating air as I could. After the first few days, I didn’t notice any improvement but after about a week, there’s a noticeable improvement in the level of odor in the air and in my clothes. They cleaned the blower on the furnace and fogged the system so this seems to have a made a difference.
1st Priority Heating & Air1st Priority Heating & Air
Sheila E.
Tom was just all around great! He was on time, answered all our many questions, and actually showed us what was being done to clean our very dirty ducts. He also gave us a great value after speaking to friends that had the same work done with different contractors. So happy we found someone who really cares about doing the best and going the extra mile!
Better Air CarolinasBetter Air Carolinas
Kimberly H.
I am extremely pleased with the duct cleaning, sanitizing and UV light installation from Cooper Massey Services!! The were very good at communicating with me about the services they would perform. They made sure to stop along the way to give me helpful tips on how to make sure I kept the maintenance up on my vents and HVAC on a regular basis. They made sure I understood the value of adding the UV lighting to make sure everything stays clean! We are already breathing easier and smells great! Thank you so much for all of your hard work! I highly recommend Cooper Massey Services!
Cooper Massey ServicesCooper Massey Services
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