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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 Missouri City duct cleaners
Jon N.
Cleaned my ducts and drained my A/C pvc pipes
USA Supreme Services LLCUSA Supreme Services LLC
Tia T.
The experience with the team at Healthy Environment was very, very pleasant. Gian did exactly what he said would be done at the price he estimated. Gian recognized that my coil was clean and I used good filters, so he had only to educate me on the duct cleaning process and benefits. He did not charge me for anything that didn’t need to be done. I appreciate his honesty. They kept me informed by also showing me pictures of the ducts before and after cleaning. The price for this service is fair and great VALUE when you think of needing the ducts cleaned every few years. I’ve lived in a 30 year old home for about 8 years and the ducts had never been cleaned, based on the debris that came out. Also, there is a noticeable difference since I’ve had my ducts cleaned, I no longer have to cover up, stale smelling air by burning wax candles all day and I don’t see the amount of dust settling as I had before getting my ducts cleaned. I am going to use this company again.
Healthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLCHealthy Environment Cleaning & Services LLC
Chastity C.
DB Carpet Care is a trustworthy business. I originally wanted air ducts and carpets cleaned, but was I formed the air ducts were clean, no need to spend money that. I appreciate businesses that show integrity because I could have easily paid for something that didn't need to be done. I will definitively use their services again.
Banks Flooring and RestorationBanks Flooring and Restoration
Robert J.
Matt and Daniel from Top Star came out and inspected our duct work and A/C due to us believing we had an issue with mold in our system. They inspected the duct work for free and provided us with pictures of the inside of the duct and A/C (it was shocking what was in there). They provided a fair quote and we felt there was no pressure or gimmicky sales tactics, just straight forward information which was refreshing. They were also able to do the work the same day which was very important to us. These guys did an excellent job, we’re very friendly and professional and provided us with a 2 year warranty! They provided us with multiple before and after pictures and a cool video of the cleaning action inside the duct. Overall we are very pleased with their price and service and would highly recommend them! We will be using Top Star in the future.
Top Star Air ProsTop Star Air Pros
Thumbtack Customer
George, the master Technician, and his co-worker came out on time. George explained what he will be doing and took pictures of the duct so that he can give me a copy of the before/after pics of my vent. He also gave me a lot of advice on how to keep the air in my house clean, including getting a UV light. He was very knowledgeable and caring about our needs. Will be recommending him to my parents and family
Lone Star Pro ServicesLone Star Pro Services
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