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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 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.
Renee L.
Air and dryer ducts were cleaned professionally. JaVon was friendly and informative.
JUST KLEENJUST KLEEN
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
Steve L.
Did a great job cleaning out my air ducts. Very thorough and fast.
Lone Star Pro ServicesLone Star Pro Services
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
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.
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
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
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.
DB Carpet CareDB Carpet Care
Thumbtack Customer
I used DB Carpet Care to clean out my air ducts because I live in an apartment and I don't think they have ever been cleaned. The price was great, and the quality work was very good. They communicated with me incredibly fast and I knew exactly what to expect.
DB Carpet CareDB Carpet Care
Alex M.
Hired Healthy Environment & Cleaning Services to help clear a blockage in our dryer duct work. They came prepared with all the right equipment. When the problem was a birds nest near the exterior vent of the home, they lowered the cost of the work. Appreciate their honesty and professionalism. Thanks!
Healthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLCHealthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLC
Theresa P.
I had a great experience! Our 3 story townhome is attached to another townhouse. They were built in 1986, so it was not easy to find the outside vent. Poor Ron had to put together our ladder to the attic before he could check there. Ron is very diligent and super friendly! He explained things to me about my vent and dryer duct. I was very impressed! Miguel was working hard to help Ron and clean all the mess that was in my dryer duct. I appreciate them both very much!
Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.Donald Duct & Steam Cleaning, Inc.
Billy H.
Everything went well. They arrived on time, showed me photos to let me know the ducts were fairly clean - I choose to have them cleaned anyway, however it was nice to have the honesty. The plenum was very dirty and moldy, the before and after photos were helpful. Plastic was put down to catch any dirt or dust and everything was vacuumed at the end of the job.
Healthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLCHealthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLC
Brent B.
Benjamin has a high degree of ownership for the job. He did a fantastic job cleaning out my dryer duct, and ensure everything was put back together correctly (better than he found it). I highly recommend his services if you are in need, and will use him again in the future.
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
Liz V.
I scheduled this company to clean out a dryer vent air duct. I specifically told them the vent was at least 30 feet up and they showed up with a ladder that was not even close. Rescheduled for next morning at 8, called at 9 to say they were running late and won't be to house until 11.
Turbo Home Services LLCTurbo Home Services LLC
Yitzhak a.
I had Green Air come out to clean my air ducts recently and they were great! The technicians were professional, polite and so helpful with my questions. They showed me before and after pictures and explained step-by-step what was going on. I would definitely recommend this company and will use them again in the future!
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
Donna D.
Daniel was very professional. He called in advance to notify us that they could arrive early, and they came early as promised. I appreciate that there was no exaggeration or unnecessary upselling. After he and his nephew (who was experienced, very knowledgeable, and equally professional) inspected our duct system, he explained that the system was generally clean and the job would take half the time, which it did. In addition, we ended up having more vents than I indicated on the bid, however, he honored the quoted price.
DB Carpet CareDB Carpet Care
Renita M.
What a great experience. Duct and vent cleaning specialists. I’m selling my home and Air Quality Express made meeting my buyers’ repair request easy and affordable. Sometimes affordability means compromising quality. That could not be further from the truth when dealing with this company. They took before and after pictures and sent them to me via text message to ensure the job was completed. They were very nice, attentive, and extremely easy to conduct business with. Hire these guys!!! You won’t regret it.
Air Quality Express LLCAir Quality Express LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel is amazing! We purchased our house almost 2 years ago and are expecting our first child in a few weeks. We wanted to have everything cleaned and ready for his arrival. Daniel came and inspected our ducts. On his evaluation he said it was perfectly fine and not needing to be served unless we absolutes wanted him to. He walked us through each vent and showed how it was in perfect condition. From previous experience many other companies would have gone ahead and cleaned them unnecessary, but Daniel is honest and a wonderful guy! As far as we are concerned we don't want anyone else coming to service our vents. He has our business from now on.
DB Carpet CareDB Carpet Care
Abdul S.
Green air home svc did excellent quality work in cleaning all my air ducts and Ac coils. He thoroughly and honestly explained me his plan with before and after pictures. Best I like about them is owner Maor is very soft spoken and patiently explains without coercing you to act fast or agree. He is honest and very patient in explaining with logic and concept about the work so you are at ease. He was punctual and very courteous with me while working hard on my project. I will highly recommend him.
Green Air Duct Cleaning & Home ServicesGreen Air Duct Cleaning & Home Services
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