There are some steps to follow when the cleaning of the air duct is required and you need the cleaning services. Visiting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first is what one is advised after that one goes to the National Air Duct Association (NADCA) where one meets a professional technician. New is the industry of duct cleaning. Due to this it is good for the consumers to be fully aware of the industries that are giving promises on the advantages of cleaning the ducts. EPA does not allow such claims. It is not advisable for the service providers to recommend to their consumers that duct cleaning should be a routine procedure. There should be no assurance that the quality of the air will improve.
There should be an experience with the specific HVAC system by the service provider. In order to do this job, they are required to have a special type of license, this will be necessary if it is a requirement by the state. The licenses are also required to comply with the standards of NADCA. References of the Company can get you to inquire from other customers of the company if the need arises. It is a very important recommendation by the EPA that you check on the complaints with the Better Business Bureau of your locality. Doing a comparison between the companies is important when searching for the best air duct cleaning service providers. A written agreement, stating the services and the cost from the companies is also advisable.
The reliable providers of the service should be able to offer the following. To allow the proper cleaning and inspection of the whole system, then it is necessary to open the access doors. They should ensure that there is no material of asbestos in the heating or cooling system before the work even begins. If in any case, the vacuum exhausts inside the house then it is advisable that they use equipment that is high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) vacuuming ability. It is necessary to protect the carpet and the furnishing as the work continues. Also there should be the protection of the duct which is ensured by the sealing and the resealing of the access holes.
To add to this, if you want your air duct to be spotlessly clean then it is advised that you use a soft brush together with a vacuum to achieve this. When it comes to the cleaning of the fiber glasses and the metal sheets then it is very essential to use the soft-bristled brush to achieve a spotless clean. Some companies will rather use chemicals. Explaining the effects of the chemicals before their use is very necessary. For the sake of your health it is advisable that you do a research on the effects of the chemicals used.