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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 Plano duct cleaners
Jim C.
Great job! Very helpful and informative. I recently bought a house and the duct work needed a deep cleaning.
Fresh Air Duct Cleaning DFWFresh Air Duct Cleaning DFW
Davon J.
The crew did a great job. They were on time and cleaned the air ducts very efficiently. Left the house better than they found it.
On Time Home ExpertsOn Time Home Experts
Hannah S.
They cleaned the whole place and sanitize the ducts and vents. Suggest of putting away stuffs before cleaning gong forward. A lot of dust coming out. Hopefully we can have fresh air.
Live GreenLive Green
Frankie C.
They did an excellent job on our property, if I am ever in need of duct cleaning services again I know who to call. I will definitely recommend these professionals to my friends and family. Thanks guys!
On Time Home ExpertsOn Time Home Experts
Rachel W.
I shopped around for the best rates for air duct cleaning and Live Green was honest with me and were fair and reasonable. They were courteous, efficient and did a fantastic job. I would definitely hire them again!
Live GreenLive Green
Anna B.
Bill and his team member did a wonderful job with the vent/duct cleaning as well as the cleaning of our large and small sectional. Extremely professional, in their work, approach, transparent about the work and cost involved as well as tips for future home care. I will surely hire them for future related projects.
Rainbow International of ArlingtonRainbow International of Arlington
Laura H.
Such a pleasure to deal with. Fit me into their schedule so quickly. My ducts hadn’t ever been cleaned in the 6yrs since it was built. The guys were so respectful of my home. Super informative and friendly. I would absolutely recommend to anyone!
On Time Home ExpertsOn Time Home Experts
Brittany H.
They were right on time and jumped right in. They were unable to clean our air duct because of an issue on our end that we were unaware of. They pointed it out to us and helped get us in touch with another company that can fix the issue for us. They cleaned up what they could behind the dryer and were so kind. They didn't even charge us because they weren't able to do the vent cleaning. Such good people. We will definitely be calling them next year when it is time to clean the vent. So nice to find honest people! Also, we love that they are Veterans!
O’Neal’s Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning LLCO’Neal’s Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning LLC
Christopher B.
We used Air Texas to have the ducts cleaned of two HVAC systems. The company/team was super nice to work with, and very responsive in their communication. As for value of service, I think most of the companies are price gouging on getting vents cleaned. While their price of $600 was pretty much on par with most other companies I reached out to, in hindsight, that is kind of a ridiculous amount to pay to have a a few young guys take a high-powered vacuum from vent to vent.
Aire Texas Residential Services Inc.Aire Texas Residential Services Inc.
Julie G.
Don’t hire this company. I was quoted $109 for “one-way” cleaning, but ended up paying double to get cleaned from both directions (inside & outside). Why would it be double the cost when the tech is already here??? Company was hired to clean, but tech left an unholy mess behind the dryer, and we now have lint/dust balls all over the yard (see photos). Tech also failed to adequately re-secure the dryer vent to the wall as it fell out the instant we moved the dryer. He was apparently more interested in quoting $3,100 for HCAC duct/vent cleaning (he spent 30-40 minutes working up an estimate), which the EPA recommends in very limited circumstances, like asbestos remediation, insect or animal infestation or overwhelming presence of mold.
DFW Air Duct Solutions llcDFW Air Duct Solutions llc
Jennifer W.
I spoke with Melissa about scheduling an appointment to have our dryer vent cleaned and she asked where the outside vent was. I told her it was on an exterior wall and she told me my husband and I could probably do it ourselves and what to do. We scheduled a time for her to come out and then attempted to do it ourselves. Sure enough, we got it taken care of. I truly appreciate the professionalism she showed, giving advice and not just coming out and charging us for it. I will call her if we ever need anything else and would highly recommended her if you have vent or duct needs!
O’Neal’s Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning LLCO’Neal’s Air Duct & Dryer Vent Cleaning LLC
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