Knowing the right questions to ask can help to ensure a quality duct cleaning. (NAPS)
(NAPSI)—For their own peace of mind, home owners should get their
heating an cooling systems cleaned by members of
NADCA, who must comply with a strict Code of Ethics. Some homeowners have
been taken by what's known as "blow-and-go" air duct cleaning—but
you don't have to be. These companies charge what seems a nominal fee but do
a very poor job. They may ask you to pay extra for unneeded services and even
pretend to be members of NADCA.
Protect Yourself Six Ways
1. Ask the contractor which components will be cleaned.
2. Verify that the contractor will limit the release of dust, dirt and
debris into your home during the cleaning.
3. Make certain the contractor will use both agitation and vacuum
4. Ask the contractor to inform you if any chemicals will be used and to
provide a safety data sheet for them.
5. Have the contractor provide proof of proper licenses.
6. To ensure that the company you hire is indeed a NADCA member, look it
up in NADCA's Find a Professional Directory or
verify membership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be NADCA members, companies must:
• Have at least one NADCA-certified Air Systems Cleaning Specialist