3 red flags when hiring for air duct cleaning
Consumers need to be alert to the unscrupulous practices of some air duct cleaning companies that offer very low prices to get in the door, but then upsell on additional services such as mold remediation that might not be needed.
• Don't get sucked in by too-good-to-be-true coupons and advertisements promising lower prices. Duct cleaning for a 2,000-square-foot home should typically cost no less than $400 and take several hours to complete.
• Make sure your air duct cleaning professional follows the National Air Duct Cleaners Association's standards, as recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency.
• Be wary of any air duct technician who uses scare tactics to tack on exorbitant fees for mold remediation services or related products. If you have any concerns, consider consulting an independent mold expert.