If you are in need of air duct cleaning services for your air duct then there are some steps that are needed to be followed. It is advised by the Environmental protection Agency (EPA) that you first go to the National Air Duct Cleaning Association (NADCA), this is where you will be able to get a qualified HVAC technician for the job. Duct Cleaning Industry is a new one. There are some industries promising benefits of duct cleaning to their customers, customers should be aware of this. This is because those kinds of claims are not accepted by the EPA. 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 guarantee that the quality of the air will be improved.
Having experience with the specific HVAC system is a must for the service providers. In case it becomes a requirement by the state the Service providers should possess a special license in order to do their jobs. The licenses are also required to comply with the standards of NADCA. If need be, you can also look into the references of the company and inquire from the other customers of the company and hear what they have to say. 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. Getting from the companies a written agreement stating the services and the cost is necessary.
The following are the services that the reliable providers should provide. When the service providers open the access doors, these allow proper cleaning and inspection of the whole system. They should ensure that there is no material of asbestos in the heating or cooling system before the work even begins. Using of equipment with high-efficiency particle air (HEPA) ability can be an alternative if the vacuum exhaust. It is necessary to protect the carpet and the furnishing as the work continues. To protect the access holes, then it is advisable that the access holes be sealed and re-sealed.
In addition, to ensure a perfect job when dusting, it is advisable to use a brush and also a vacuum at the same time. When choosing the brushes it is good to ensure the soft-bristled brush is being used for the cleaning of the fiber glasses duct and metal sheets. There are also the use of chemicals by some companies. The effects for the use of the chemicals should be explained before their use. It is your responsibility to search for the effects of the chemicals used for the sake of your health.