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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.
Reviews for Portland duct cleaners
Jason G.
Paul contacted me right away and completed a duct clean and furnace servicing same day. I'll definitely be using again.
PRECISION AIR LLCPRECISION AIR LLC
Sharon H.
I appreciated the advice they gave regarding a cat urine problem, the care and quality of the duct cleaning, and the professionalism of the men who came.
Power Vac, LLCPower Vac, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chad did a great job cleaning our ducts and repairing our dryer vent tubing. Will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
All Pro Duct Cleaning LLCAll Pro Duct Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
He came on time. He was very friendly. He finished on time. It was a great deal. The ducts were left very clean. Highly recommend.
Green Apple Duct CleaningGreen Apple Duct Cleaning
Elizabeth R.
Excellent job. Chad and his assistant came in and explained everything, carefully cleaned every duct, register and furnace, changed the filters - thoroughly but quickly too. My wife is not coughing now - clean air!
All Pro Duct Cleaning LLCAll Pro Duct Cleaning LLC
Johnathan F.
Made the duct work and furnace in our 1922 remodel sparkle and shine. I couldn’t believe how much dirt was in our furnace but they cleaned it all out perfectly!
Green Apple Duct CleaningGreen Apple Duct Cleaning
Thumbtack Customer
Chad and crew showed up on schedule, explained the duct cleaning process by showing me their clean equipment, worked hard, and did a great job in cleaning years of dirt and dog hair. The price was fair, the crew was professional and competent, and I'd sure use them again.
All Pro Duct Cleaning LLCAll Pro Duct Cleaning LLC
Geoffrey A.
David was awesome! He was patient with our hectic schedule, arrived on time, cleaned all our ducts, repaired one, and gave us an estimate for AC all while here. He was a pleasure to have over, was super clean with his process, and friendly to communicate with. Would hire again!
AIR INNOVATIONSAIR INNOVATIONS
Seth M.
Chad and John were friendly, professional, quick, and explained everything clearly. They did not attempt to up-sell me on any services I didn't want. When I asked about scheduling a service in the future, Chad was upfront about the recommended frequency, and suggested that since the ducts hadn't been cleaned in more than 10 years, the next appointment in 2-3 years would help to set a baseline for how often I should be getting them cleaned. He also pointed out that the position and placement of the main cold air return was a factor in how much dust and debris ended up in the duct system (in my house the return is on the floor with a wide-spaced grille and gathers more pet hair and dust compared to a return that's on a wall.) I've already noticed that there is less dust in the air and my 20 month-old son's lingering cough has gone away. Both me and my wife are noticing less allergy symptoms. The heating system itself also seems to be performing much more effectively; warming the house more quickly and feeling warm air from the vents sooner when the furnace switches on. I will definitely hire All Pro Duct Cleaning LLC to come back and clean my ducts in future.
All Pro Duct Cleaning LLCAll Pro Duct Cleaning LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Danny did an awesome job. He quoted me a price and stuck to it. He didn't try to sell me anything. Quality, friendly , and reasonably priced service . I highly recommend having your ducts cleaned by green air care services.
SKY HVACSKY HVAC
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