Posted May 10th 2013 by: Matt Mountain
NADCA stands for the National Air Duct Cleaners Association and is a non-profit organization representing quality companies engaged in the cleaning and restoration of HVAC systems. They promote Source Removal as the only acceptable method of cleaning, work to establish industry standards, and certify cleaning professionals. One of the certifications offered by NADCA is the Air Systems Cleaning Specialist. From the NADCA website: "ASCS certification signifies a high level of professionalism in the HVAC cleaning industry. Through certification, contractors demonstrate requisite knowledge of HVAC system cleaning, NADCA standards, OSHA regulations and more. By passing a rigorous 150-question certification examination, contractors will achieve a reputation of reliability and competence." ASCS certification must be renewed yearly and requires a minimum number of continuing education credits or complete re-examination.
Both myself and our Operations Specialist Rick Volavka have been ASCS certified technicians for a number of years. Duct cleaning for us is not just a job, its our career... our trade. ?There is no apprentice, journeyman, master program for air duct cleaning like there is for plumbers or electricians. ?The NADCA ASCS certification is the?equivalent?to the master level when it comes to duct cleaning. Mountain Duct Cleaning is committed to maintaining our membership in NADCA and to use the association as a resource to ensure that we are always using the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques, as well as staying current with NADCA and OSHA standards to ensure the safety of your family, your home, and our technicians. Every job we do now and in the future will be handled by a minimum of one ASCS certified technician, a master at his trade.