Frequently Asked Questions
Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Such An Important Subject?
Importance of maintaining a home is a subject that should not be explained much, since every home owner knows the importance of this subject. Ducts cleaning is a maintaining action that should not be avoided. It determines how good the air quality in your house is - which leads directly to improved health.
If the air you are breathing is contaminated, it could be that the systems that filter and distribute it are spreading germs and irritants throughout your home. We are here to help!
How Do I Know If My System Needs Cleaning?
Are there any smokers in your house?
Is there dust coming out of your ventilation system?
Are you constantly dusting in your home?
Does anyone in your home sneeze a lot in persuance of allergies, asthma, sinus or nasal congestion?
Do you have a furnace? If yes, does it use a standard disposable filter?
Does it seem like there is not enough airflow coming from your registers?
Your system was cleaned more than 2 years ago?
Do you have a new home?
If you can answer 'yes' to some of these questions, your house may need an air duct cleaning service.
I Vacuum Down Each Register, Is That Not Enough?
Relying on vacuum treatment only is definitely not enough.
You should beware companies that only vacuum down each register and do not even touch your main trunk line.
How Is My System Cleaned?
Note: Services vary per condition and age of unit and the quality of duct work.
“Source Removal” techniques are the most effective way to clean air ducts.
"Source Removal" is the highest standard in the industry. It is also the only method approved by NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association).
Before the service, your system is under negative pressure. Various tools are inserted into the return while the vacuum draws air through the system. The polluting substances are removed from the air ducts by the powerful vacuum.
Each of the registers will be brushed and vacuumed by our technicians as required.
How Long Should It Take To Clean A Residential System?
Of course the home size is a key factor here, but an average home treatment can last from 1 to 5 hours.
Times vary based on the number of units and their condition, history of their maintenance and age. The kind of treatment/service is also a factor.
How Do I Choose An Air Duct Cleaning Company?
It is quite simply actually, according to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, NADCA:
- Make sure the company uses “source removal” cleaning methods designed to extract the debris within your duct work. Other forms of treatment are not recommended.
- Verify that the company is certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA).
- Also, make sure that business has enough experience in performing these kind of services. Contact the company for these details.
Pro-Duct Cleaning is proud to be a member of NADCA and employ certified professionals.
What Is NADCA And Why Should I Choose A NADCA Certified Company?
According to Wikipedia:
"The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is a non-profit organization committed to publishing standards for safety, evaluation, and cleaning of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) ducts. They also offer several certifications for HVAC companies and professionals, as well as maintain an anti-fraud task force.
The Division of Occupational Safety and Health of the United States Department of Labor recommends hiring only duct cleaning professionals who are NADCA members."
"In 1995, the NADCA began their first certification program, administering examinations for Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS) in Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
In 2003, they launched a Ventilation System Mold Remediator (VSMR) training and certification program, as well as a Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI) training and certification program.
In 2013 NADCA decided to combine the ASCS and VSMR certifications into one certification, the ASCS. The present ASCS course has been revised to include the necessary VSMR training.The ASCS and CVI programs are currently being offered."
Should I Attempt Cleaning My Own Air System?
We strongly advise home owners to not attempt vacuuming their own duct systems, since equipment that is not suitable for the process can damage household duct work.
Is Pro-Duct Cleaning Is A NADCA Certified Company?
Yes! We are a NADCA certified company and we show the relevant documents to our customers every time we start a service.