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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 Seattle duct cleaners
Thumbtack Customer
The guys from West Coast Power Vac cleaned my furnace ducts. They were on time, fast and explained everything as they were working.
West Coast Power-Vac LLCWest Coast Power-Vac LLC
Taylor R.
Right on time, and super efficient! They cleaned our dryer duct and gave us helpful info to stay on top of it. Will be contacting them again in the future.
West Coast Power-Vac LLCWest Coast Power-Vac LLC
Shafil A.
Amazing work. Good communication. Work was done very fast and efficiently and very competitive price compared to other duct cleaning services. Highly recommend.
Envirosmart Solution Inc.Envirosmart Solution Inc.
Christye W.
Fantastic experience with Home Relief Services today. We just moved into our new home and hired HRS to clean out our air ducts. They were extremely professional, took care to wear masks and gloves, and stayed longer to give me advice on when to replace our furnace and how to keep our dryer vents clean. We're expecting our first baby in October, so knowing our duct system is clean and free of debris is a huge relief. Can't recommend Home Relief Services enough!
Home Relief ServicesHome Relief Services
Betsy L.
Sami arrived after notifying me by phone that he would be coming. He explained what he needed to do and worked quickly and professionally. After cleaning the drier duct, he cleaned up the particles on the ground. I was very pleased with his service.
Envirosmart Solution Inc.Envirosmart Solution Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
On-time and professional. I've had my ducts cleaned by a cheaper company that used a little hand held vac that basically did nothing, but these guys are the real deal. My HVAC system is now clean. Less dust, no bad smells and my allergies are better!
West Coast Power-Vac LLCWest Coast Power-Vac LLC
Bill R.
These guys were great. They're really on top of communication. They got back to me quickly, were willing to talk on the phone as long as it took to explain all the options. They called to let me know when they were coming and arrived on time. Once here, I felt like they did a thorough job of cleaning our ducts and were happy to show me the before and after as they did it. They offered a low-pressure upgrade on different equipment for my furnace, a better filter and UV light, explained how they worked and helped me set up app to track UW performance. Good quality work, good communication, knowledgeable. Will use again next time it's time to clean ducts.
West Coast Power-Vac LLCWest Coast Power-Vac LLC
Alex T.
1) they did not show up at the agreed upon time. The day of the service they called to change the date because of a car accident. Fair enough. We rescheduled for a later date. However they then showed up 20 minutes late on the new date. 2) they did not do the work they agreed upon at the price agreed upon. I was quoted for a full service and cleaning of furnace and ducts. They told me they were having a sale but then told the worker they would only be doing the duct vacuuming and inspection of the furnace. The worker refused to do the work at the prices were agreed upon and called the office. The office denied sending me the offer despite clear photo evidence of the offer. I did not have any work done as a result. 3) they up sold services While walking through the house, they instructed me to change filters every month, get vacuuming of all ducts and furnace cleaning every six months and get a full duct cleaning every year. This is way more service than I've ever had suggested by any other experts. I've had a lot of success with thumbtack before, but all in all, this seems like a really sketchy company. Update: they contacted me afterwards to say that their original quote was a mistake and simply changed the language to reflect what the worker said on site. However, that is very misleading because the price for the work quoted was never $670. No one would pay that much for the service, ever. So it really isn't on sale. My assessment: still sketchy.
Dianna P.
It was easy scheduling with them. They showed up on time and prepared for all possibilities. I had my ducts cleaned but they helped recommend some new filters since my daughter have asthma. They showed me before and after photos. All in all a great experience and will have them do the furnace maintenance every year. Highly recommended.
PNW Fresh AirPNW Fresh Air
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