How to Prepare for Air Duct Cleaning
So you’ve finally made the important decision to have your air ducts and dryer vent systems professionally cleaned. Fantastic! You’re making a great investment into the overall health of the indoor environment where you live and work. It’s so easy for recirculated air to get filled with all sorts of nasty particles which are collecting in your ductwork all the time, and a professional air duct and dryer vent cleaning service will work wonders for your indoor air quality. It could even reduce your utility bills by making your HVAC system and dryer run more efficiently, which means less energy waste and more dollars in your pocket for all of the other things you’ve got going on in your busy life! Now, the only question is how to prepare for an air duct cleaning. We’ve got you covered!
JUST FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS AND YOU'LL BE ALL SET.
- CLEAR A PATH AROUND OR UNDER EVERY REGISTER AND FAN IN THE BUILDING.
This may take some time, but make the kids clean up their rooms if you’re having the service done at home. If this will be a commercial air duct cleaning for your business, ideally you’ve found a service provider who can work around your business hours to minimize disruptions to your operations, but if they will be coming during your normal workday then send a note ahead of time to your coworkers asking them to keep any areas around ventilation registers clear of any clutter. This includes ceiling vents and fans, so if your home or office has anything large or small directly beneath those areas, you’ll want to move them out of the way to make things as easy as possible for your air quality technician. If you’ve scheduled a dryer vent cleaning, you’ll also want to make sure your laundry is done in advance and that your dryer is easily accessible. Same thing goes for your furnace and any other HVAC equipment.
- DO A WALK-THROUGH WITH YOUR TECHNICIAN.
When he or she arrives, give your air quality technician a quick tour of your home or office to point out all of the relevant locations you’re expecting to be cleaned. That way there’s no confusion about what you’ve contracted them to do and no surprises when you pay the bill at the end. If your technician is great, he or she may even point out some additional spots that you missed. It’s this kind of attention to detail and genuine concern for you as a customer that you want to look for in a contractor.
- ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS.
Don’t be shy when it comes to clarifying exactly what’s involved with the process. You’re spending your hard-earned money and you should have the peace of mind before, during and after the air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning process that your investment is really worth it. Any professional worth their salt will be more than happy to patiently explain what he or she is going to do for your home or office.
- DECIDE WHETHER YOU'LL STAY OR GO.
Depending on the size of your building and the layout of your ductwork, among other factors, air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning services can take anywhere from a couple hours to the better part of a day. So plan ahead to either stay and observe the process to make sure it’s being done well, or if you’d rather not be around the noise and bustle of workers in your home, then maybe it’s the perfect day for that pampering you’ve been putting off. You’ll come back refreshed to a home or office that’s refreshing to be in because it’s now full of cleaner, healthier air.
- MAKE SURE YOUR PROFESSIONAL COMPANY IS TRULY PROFESSIONAL.
You should do your research into air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning companies, and since you’re already on our site, we highly recommend that you check out your local AdvantaClean service provider. Not every company has been doing this for 25 years or more like we have, and not every company’s technicians use the best practices recommended by the National Air Duct Cleaner Association (NADCA), not to mention the most powerful and advanced HEPA-filtered suction systems. Read our reviews and see that we show up on time, we don’t cut corners, and we stay until your ductwork and HVAC system is completely clean. That’s how neighbors treat one another, and that’s who we are: AdvantaClean has local franchises from coast to coast and we’re ready to serve you with the same attention to detail and care as we would our own families and coworkers. For the most professional air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning services, remember that it’s not clean until it’s AdvantaClean!
More Info? To learn more about the air quality in your building, read HOW OFTEN TO CLEAN AIR DUCTS IN COMMERCIAL BUILDING.