We've all seen the coupons and advertisements promoting "whole neighborhood air duct cleaning for $49.95," and heard the horror stories from consumers who got taken by these companies.
Now, the national media is taking notice.
NADCA worked with Dateline NBC over the past six months to expose a scam operation and the company's unethical business practices. This two-hour segment features Dateline reporter Chris Hansen as he exposes these frauds and helps educate the general public about the HVAC cleaning industry.
This Dateline episode showed "hidden camera" scenes uncovering instances of brazen scam artists preying on uninformed consumers.
It is NADCA's hope that after this episode airs, consumers will be better informed about how to spot these scams.
If you are a consumer with concerns about air duct cleaning scams, check out the following helpful tips:
- Go to www.NADCA.com, where you can quickly get educated by reviewing videos, such as the NADCA Guide to Proper Air Duct Cleaning
- Review NADCA's brochure, "What You Need to Know About Air Duct Cleaning"
- If you are going to have you HVAC system cleaned, the EPA recommends that the service provider follow NADCA standards.
- The EPA document "Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?" provides lots of valuable information
Special thanks go to NADCA member Steve Wladysh of Hi Tech Duct Cleaning Inc., out of Hamilton, Ohio, who contributed to this project by having his team come in to do a proper system cleaning, taking care of the mess left behind by the scammers.
AdvantaClean upholds and supports NADCA's high standards, and can help diagnose and resolve air duct related issues currently impacting your system.
To watch a 9-minute clip of this episode, click HERE.