Posted May 20th 2013 by: Matt Mountain
There can be many factors involved in determining just how often you need to have the air duct system in your home or business cleaned. These can include but are not limited to: age of the occupants, number of pets in the home, smokers in the home, allergy or asthma sufferers, or even the type of flooring you have. In general once a proper duct cleaning has been performed you likely won't need the service for another 3-5 years. However there can be situations which call for a cleaning to take place more frequently. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends that you have your HVAC system inspected once every two years. That way a cleaning professional can give you their professional opinion on whether or not the system is in need of cleaning, or how much longer you can wait.
An inspection can be performed in as little as 15 minutes if proper access holes are present in the ductwork, otherwise a technician will need to make these to perform the inspection. If you've had proper duct cleaning done in the past, these access points should already be present on your system. Inspections are performed with a variety of tools including a flashlight and mirror as well as a camera. Our cost for a residential inspection is $65 plus tax. If we determine that you are indeed in need of cleaning, and you choose to hire us, we will deduct 50% of the inspection fee from the cost of your duct cleaning.