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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 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 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 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 Houston duct cleaners
Sudheer v.
Donald Duct were very responsive and did a great job with duct cleaning and hooking up the dryer back
Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.
Marc L.
Great job on ducts, cleaning, plenum!
Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.
Wesley S.
This company is a fraud, be very careful. I hired them to do duct cleaning and told them I had a duct blockage issue. The owner did not even bring a ladder to clean both ends of the duct and got very uncomfortable when I called him out on it. Now the duct is leaking again and the guy disappeared. I strongly recommend you use someone else.
911 Dryer Vent Cleaning911 Dryer Vent Cleaning
Renee L.
Air and dryer ducts were cleaned professionally. JaVon was friendly and informative.
Thumbtack Customer
They showed up on time and cleaned the dryer vent very well. They are supposed to clean the AC ducts tomorrow.
Tex A Clean Carpet Care LLCTex A Clean Carpet Care LLC
Nenita L.
Michael was knowledgeable and answered all our AC cleaning duct questions. I was also happy with the outcome of our dryer duct cleaning ! Our dryer is functioning well again! I will be using your service for next services. Thank you !
AAN SolutionAAN Solution
Steve L.
Did a great job cleaning out my air ducts. Very thorough and fast.
Lone Star Pro ServicesLone Star Pro Services
Linda a.
gerry from reliant Air Duct Cleaning company was our technician and he did an awesome job. He was very professional, honest, and explained everything he would be doing. He even went the extra mile by blowing out our dryer duct. I would definitely recommend reliant Air Duct Cleaning to anyone looking to get the job done right
Reliant Air Duct Cleaning HoustonReliant Air Duct Cleaning Houston
Kenny b.
They addressed the issues instead of covering it up and explained everything to me. reliant air duct did a fantastic job cleaning our air ducts cleaning and repair some of our old chimney! The entire process was quick, easy, and painless—and they were even able to fit us in at an earlier time slot since we were in a hurry! I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for an affordable chimney & air duct cleaning service provider with great customer service.
Reliant Air Duct Cleaning HoustonReliant Air Duct Cleaning Houston
Mickey b.
Wanted to get my air ducts cleaned before the holiday season and green air home services did a great job. They cleaned my entire air duct system as well as my dryer vent. The tech was friendly and explained the whole process to me. Thank you!
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
Kunle A.
They know their stuff and do excellent work. I would recommend them to anyone looking for duct cleaning
Healthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLCHealthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLC
Amina D.
Was very professional and honest. Checked my home and informed me that I did not need my air ducts cleaned.
Healthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLCHealthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLC
Janet G.
Great experience overall! Staff was professional, punctual and did a thorough job with cleaning our vents and ducts. Highly recommend.
Lone Star Pro ServicesLone Star Pro Services
Monica T.
Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning was great. They were thorough and very knowledgeable. We will definitely call them back for future needs.
Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.
Linda s.
Juan arrived right on time for our appointment. He did 2 homes for me that day. He explained everything thoroughly and shared the before and after photos with us. We had used another duct cleaning service before and this was night and day in comparison. I was very pleased with reliant Air Duct Cleaning and highly recommend them!
Reliant Air Duct Cleaning HoustonReliant Air Duct Cleaning Houston
Rj B.
Hired this company to deep clean air duct and vents. Daniel responded almost immediately after the post went live. We found him to be professional, courteous, thoughtful, and willing to go the extra mile. We appreciated his diligence and work ethic! In him, because his skills are not limited to cleaning ducts, we intent to hire him for other projects: hauling, drywall, and other projects.
American Air Flow LLCAmerican Air Flow LLC
David D.
The first thing upon arrival was an attempt to upsell me into a different duct as the the one I have “Is substandard”. The price $99 for a part only replacement as the old duct was already removed. Then to vent flaps were pushed out during the cleaning and I an not sure what he was trying to talk me into here. The existing duct between the dryer and vent was reinstalled in a way that the dryer could not be pushed back fully into place. I do not like being played for a fool.
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
Angie D.
Benjamin did a great job cleaning my dryer duct. He was very professional and helpful. I would definitively recommend Green Air Home Services.
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
Margaret H.
Lee cleaned my dryer duct yesterday. He is very personable, professional, and efficient. I highly recommend his services and I will definitely use him again. Tomorrow
911 Dryer Vent Cleaning911 Dryer Vent Cleaning
Leanittia B.
Great timely work. Do e in 4 hour or so. The only thing I thought my air ducts would be cleaned also and they were not. Again Great work.
All Seasons Air Duct Cleaning LLCAll Seasons Air Duct Cleaning LLC
Brandon m.
reliant Air Duct Cleaning were very friendly. They explained the whole presence. They really respected my home and was very satisfied with their good job. I will definitely be calling again when the vents are needs some cleaning again. Excellent
Reliant Air Duct Cleaning HoustonReliant Air Duct Cleaning Houston
Alice B.
Was here on time, took the time to do a thorough job, very conscientious worker, showed us how the cleaning system worked and cleaned up after the job was completed. We were surprised to find out how much equipment it takes to clean the ducts in a house.
Lone Star Pro ServicesLone Star Pro Services
Mathilde F.
The team came on time, they cleaned my air ducts and ac unit. They showed me before and after pictures and explained me the whole process. Really pleased with the job thanks again !
Air Quality Express LLCAir Quality Express LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I wanted to have my air ducts cleaned and disinfected. Daniel responded to my request quickly with a detailed quote. He arrived on time, worked efficiently, and seemed very knowledgeable.
Banks Flooring and RestorationBanks Flooring and Restoration
Ashley B.
Chrisitan did a thorough inspection and explained in detail what he found. I was just looking for duct cleaning but ended up getting much more of a service that change my whole apartment for the better.
Clean, Restore & MoreClean, Restore & More
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