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How do I hire a qualified Duct Cleaning Company?

How do I hire a qualified Duct Cleaning Company?

LICENSING: A Home Improvement Contractors License, issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs, is a requirement for all duct cleaners. This came about after the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs sued duct cleaning companies that used “Bait and Switch” tactics as well as fraudulent advertising. Make sure the company you choose is properly licensed and adequately insured!

NADCA CERTIFIED: NADCA stands for the National Air Duct Cleaning Association. It is a not-for- profit organization which sets the gold standard for our industry. There is a lengthy process to becoming NADCA certified. This includes a four hour proctored exam and hours of studying. The most important aspect is maintaining your certification! In order to do so, you must renew your certification yearly and you can only do this by verifying continuing education! The requirement is 6 hours of course work. Many companies will boast of following NADCA standards when in fact they are not NADCA certified. Verify their active certification by visiting the NADCA website https://nadca.com/en/resources-residential.

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU MEMBER Ratings range from F to A+. It is very important that you do not contract a company with a poor BBB rating. The BBB gives a company an opportunity to correct an outstanding issue with a customer. You cannot maintain an A or A+ rating by not working diligently to make sure your customer is satisfied. Customer satisfaction is the # 1 goal here at Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning!

EQUIPMENT Make sure the company you hire has the equipment needed to complete the task at hand. The most efficient equipment is the vacuum truck which moves air with a velocity of 15,855 CFM (cubic feet per minute). This is like a 180 mile per hour wind! This is what is needed to assure a thorough removal of all dirt, dust and debris in the ductwork. A shop vac cannot do the job! Don’t be fooled by a company who tells you they have truck mounted equipment. This is often a portable unit which has been mounted in the back of a van.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE Advanced has been in business for over 51 years! All we do is clean duct work. OUR FOCUS IS DUCT CLEANING! We are not there to try and sell you carpet or furniture cleaning or any other unrelated service. Be careful of companies that recently added duct cleaning as a service. It is often a ploy to get inside your home to sell you other services. They might say they have been in business for 50 years but has that included duct cleaning for 50 years?

PRICING There are many variables to pricing a duct cleaning project. The average cost for duct cleaning in a home no bigger than 2,000 square feet is $400.00 to $600.00. Don’t fall for the coupons that read, “$39.00 for whole house duct cleaning” as it is a scam. Make sure your price includes ALL the supplies and returns, main trunk(s) and the furnace(s).

Give our office a call, (732-269-0707) to speak with one of our staff members. We are here to help you make the best decision!

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