HVAC and Exhaust Ventilation system cleaning is a very important thing to get done in order to keep your building well maintained. Apartment vents are directly linked to every vent in the entire building. After years of use and build up it turns into dust, bacteria, and microorganisms. These microorganisms are often the cause of serious illnesses, including allergies & respiratory illnesses. Our techniques rid your duct system of this and get your building’s residents breathing better.
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HVAC and Duct Cleaning FAQ:
How long does HVAC cleaning take?
HVAC cleaning for a small to medium-sized residential home can take about 3-5 hours. This increase based on the size of the ventilation system, environmental factors, commercial or industrial settings, and age of the unit.
How much does it cost for a full air duct cleaning?
In the New York area, air duct cleanings can start around $500 for residential cleanings. For many of our commercial clients, the costs are higher because of the size and nature of the work.
How often should I have my HVAC duct system cleaned?
For commercial HVAC duct cleaning, a professional cleaner like ChutePlus should do a full cleaning at least once every 2-4 years.
Is it possible for me to check my duct ventilation to see if it needs cleaning?
Yes, absolutely, If you have a flashlight, a ladder, or access to a vent, you can look inside and look for mold, mildew, dust buildup, insects, or even rodents. if you see any of these you should have your ducts cleaned more often.
Can I clean my air ducts myself?
While it is certainly possible and recommended to clean the duct vents which are visible and do accumulate dust, it is not possible to properly clean inside the ducts without the proper vacuums, equipment, and brushes. it is cheaper and easy to hire a professional company.
Does ChutePlus provide an emergency commercial duct cleaning service?
Yes, depending on season and time of the year we can often make emergency calls within 24 hours of being contacted.
WHEN TO CALL BLUFF ON A DUCT CLEANING COMPANY
A duct cleaning company comes calling, saying that your duct needs cleaning, but how do you know if they are honest about their claims?
Remember that duct cleaning is a competitive activity. You have probably seen their ads. Do not get carried away by extreme claims (for example, “EPA says ducts need to be cleaned every year” or “Our customers did not report any allergy symptoms after cleaning,” etc.).
Before signing a contract for duct cleaning, you should be able to answer yes to these questions:
- Are there any observable or known contaminants in the ducts?
There has to be at least a sighting of any foreign or clump of debris upon the first inspection into the duct before a claim can even be made for duct cleaning.
- Have tests or observations confirmed their type and quantity?
During this general and thorough check-up, an estimate has to be provided with proof on the extent or size of the supposed debris located in the duct. This will help further in determining if the ducts are in critical need of cleaning.
- Can they or do they (or their smells or by-products) leave the duct and enter the occupied space?
Also in further analysis, it has to be proven if the current state of the duct poses a future potential threat in the living space, or if there might be leakages of these dust particles and mold into the living areas. Same goes to their cleaning agents.
- Do you have a good idea of
the source of these contaminants? Can the source be controlled? (If not, cleaning is only a temporary measure.)
Specifics on the particular vector causing the blockage and musty nature of the duct will also need to be provided, be it pests, rodents or other agents.
- Will the proposed duct cleaning eliminate (neutralize, deactivate) contaminants effectively?
On writing the contract, the basis of it all should be a definite assurance that whatever steps taken to clean the duct will prove to be very efficient and long-lasting.
- Is duct cleaning the only solution (or the most cost-effective)?
Every decision taken should be budget-friendly, and this should be taken into consideration when opting for duct cleaning, by seeking for various alternatives that are as efficient.
- Have you identified a qualified and reputable duct cleaning company?
A compare and contrast always have to be done; in this case, it should be done between two or more duct cleaning companies, to figure out which is more dedicated and cost-effective in their dealings. Going through people that have been in contact with any of them at some point can prove crucial.
- Have you checked the references of the company?
The background and self-earned ranking of duct cleaning companies can also prove to be a deciding factor to make the right choice.
- Does the firm have a sensible and sound approach? Do they have the right kind of equipment? Do they belong and follow the NADCA recommendations?
Always take notes of their view of problems from their perspective, and compare with other successful duct cleaning companies. Also importantly, use your intuition.
- Will the cleaning process protect your HVAC equipment and occupants from space during cleaning?
There must be a written declaration that your HVAC equipment will not be tampered with or broken during the duct cleaning process.
- Will you give a guarantee that the duct will be clean after completion?
Not only does the duct need to be clean, but assurances need to be given that it will stay clean for a stipulated time, even if it means providing you with steps for manual maintenance. Any negative response to any of these should lead to temporal suspension of the duct cleaning procedure.
Testimonials From Our Happy Clients
All I can say is these guys are the real deal and they are a pleasure to work with. Their service is great. Their team comes off as happy and well trained for the services they provide. Thank you guys!
They did a wonderful job with my air duct cleaning. They pointed out that my furnace didn’t even have a filter which is somewhat why it got so dirty over the years so they took assessment to propose which size to get. Why not come here again and again?
The personnel was incredible. They were able to book me at the last minute to meet a special need. The specialists were consumate in clarifying what they were going to do, what they discovered and remediation strategy. They kept a clean work area and comradely throughout!!
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