Finding a qualified air duct cleaning company in Raleigh can be a confusing task for consumers. With so many service providers available, how do you determine who is the best?
Air Duct Cleaning Industry Growth
As one of the fastest growing trade industries today, air duct cleaning can be a highly beneficial service for your Raleigh home or business. As a society we are more aware and conscious of the air we are breathing. And, certainly individuals suffering from allergies, asthma, breathing disorders have long prized clean indoor air.
Because the industry is growing rapidly, it is important to understand what criteria can be used to identify a qualified air duct cleaning professional.
Training, Standards, and Ethics Matter
A qualified air duct cleaning professional will be trained on the latest quality standards in the industry. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association has created national standards and provides training to their members. These standards and processes apply to every job we take whether it is working for a pharmaceutical company or in your home. We recommend visiting the National Air Duct Cleaners Association’s website at www.nadca.com, typing in your zip code, and reviewing the list of members they will provide that are qualified to complete your air duct cleaning job. A strict code of ethics must be followed by all NADCA members; utilizing a qualified professional will make a world of difference in the quality of the job performed.
Beware Bait & Switch Sales Tactics
We also feel it is our responsibility to inform you of issues we see within the industry. There are many companies that participate in “bait and switch” tactics. This means that a company may advertise a price, then upsell on the job once they have arrived.
Here is an example:
A 2,000 square foot house typically takes 2 air duct cleaning professionals, and approximately 3-4 hours to complete the service call. When a company advertises a whole house special for under $50.00 you would be right to be skeptical.
Typically the advertised amount is a base price, which will increase as the company comes in and adds services that were not included in this “quote.” When you receive a quote for air duct cleaning, a set price for the entire system should be provided up-front. End of story.
We have received several calls about companies taking part in this, and we are proud that we are up front and honest about costs with you from the start.
Check Air Duct Cleaner’s References
We highly encourage you to check references. We are able to furnish referrals from hundreds of jobs. Please ask your contractor for these, and please, we cannot stress this enough, call the references! Hearing a referral from a contractor is very different from a referral from a business owner. We want you to feel confident in your decisions.
Qualified Professionals Carry Insurance
Additionally, insurance and Workman’s Comp. certificates should be presented to you upon quoting. You do not want, nor is it your responsibility, to be held accountable if something were to happen while work is being done on your Raleigh home or business. Reputable air duct cleaning companies will have these certificates available for you immediately upon your request.
Air Duct Cleaning Checklist
NADCA also provides a home air duct cleaning checklist that can help you qualify a professional. Download the checklist before you start calling potential service providers and use the tool to ask informed questions about the air duct cleaning process and pricing.
If you have further questions about how to find a qualified air duct cleaner I encourage you to contact me directly at 919-285-2153 or send me an email.
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