Video: Tips to Find the Right Air Duct Cleaner

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Hello! Very good job(this site)! Thank you man.



After cleaning as far as I can reach and disinfecting, still the smell of mold coming from the registers when blower is running. Can duct cleaning remedy?

jeremy powell


The only difference between an air duct cleaning company and a indoor air quality company and entire air ventilation cleaning company is the ducts are only a 1/3 of the of a clean ventilation system.






My vents are in the I understand it, just the hollowed out concrete....can these be cleaned properly? or at all?



what are agitation tools. Some pictures would be helpful. All my guys used was a little pressure hose like you'd use to fill up your auto's tires.

Mike Doro


I am the owner of Coit Cleaning and Restoration. We clean Air Ducts. We adhear to NADCA standards. We have a short video explaining how we clean air ducts on our web site, There are home owners that are diligent about maintaining proper filtration for their HVAC system. They may never need air duct cleaning, however, we find many homes and offices where the filtration has not been acceptable. Flex duct may be cleaned utilizing negative air flow and an air sweep agitation system. We've found this approach to be effective while gentle.

Steve Ogden


I'm leery of professional associations like this, the costs to promote the value of their members is passed to us. duct cleaning is fairly simple, I would rather just see criteria here rather than a NADCA plug, will your duct cleaner do X, Y, and Z?



What kind of cleaning can you have done if your ducts are more like foil? They making a micro fibre tool yet?

Mara Cain


Scary! I was about to fall for those ads!

Bill Lockhart


How about some commentary about whether or not the air ducts even need cleaning?

After all, there's a filter on the air intake which takes out all but the smallest dust particles.

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I second the original question (still unanswered). Speaking as someone who logged in today to try to find an attorney, I see this category as one that's exactly what I have my Angie's List membership for:

1. It's important that I find a good one
2. I'm not an expert enough to know myself who is a good one
3. The industry is full of advertisements and misinformation
4. I wish I knew what experiences other people have had

I don't care about lawns--I planted mine in clover and don't have to mow it. When I do need to mow I use a rotary Fiskars mower, which is great--or a scythe. That's right--a scythe (the European type, which is smaller, and it's very good exercise). Gas-powered mowers, chemical fertilizers and weed killers--all nasty stuff that gets into everyone's air, soil, and water. I'm sure my neighbor doesn't like my wildflowers, semi-wild pockets of fruit bushes, and unmown areas and yes, dandelions (I have 10 acres) but that's too bad. It's better habitat for wildlife, especially the pollinators on which our food supply depends. I think this obsession with the Great American Lawn is a waste of time and resources. Plant some food instead.

I'm not sure Angie et. al. want you to have a complete answer to this question. By re-subscribing at the Indiana State Fair in 2012, I think I paid $20.00 per year for a multi- year subscription. Maybe even less. At the other extreme--and I hope my memory isn't faulty about this--I think the price, for my area, for ONE year was an outrageous $70.00. And they debited me automatically without warning. I had to opt out of that automatic charge. I like Angie's List, but if some of the companies they monitor behaved the way they do in this respect, they'd be on some sort of Pages of Unhappiness. I'll be interested to see if this comment gets published or censored out of existence.

That's very difficult to answer without seeing the house. As one poster said, the prep is the most important part. On newer homes that don't have a lot of peeling paint, the prep can be very minimal even as low as a couple or a few hundred dollars for the prep labor.

On a 100 year old home with 12 coats of peeling paint on it, then the prep costs can be very high and can easily exceed 50% of the job's labor cost.

A 2100 sq ft two story home could easily cost $1000 just for the labor to prep for the paint job. That number could climb too. Throw in lots of caullking  or window glazing, and you could be talking a couple or a few hundred dollars more for labor.

Painting that home with one coat of paint and a different color on the trim could run roughly $1000 or more just for labor. Add a second coat  and that could cost close to another $1000 for labor.

For paint, you may need 20 gallons of paint. You can pay from $30-$70 for a gallon of good quality exterior paint. The manufacturer of the paint should be specified in any painting contract. Otherwise, the contractor could bid at a Sherwin-Williams $60 per gallon paint and then paint the house with $35 Valspar and pocket the difference. $25 dollars per gallon times 20 gallons? That's a pretty penny too.

That was the long answer to your question. The short answer is $2000 to $4000 and up, depending upon the amount of prep, the number of coats, the amount of trim, and the paint used.