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The Pros and the Cons of Air Duct Cleaning

Updated: Dec 15, 2018

With so many companies offering air duct cleaning, how do you know who to call. Considering the benefits might help you make the right decision.



Pro: A licensed and certified air duct cleaning company will provide you with an upfront scope of work and what it will cost to perform the service correctly.

Con: The bait and switch company. This scam involves getting into your home for a ridiculously low price and attempting to raise the bill as high as possible before starting any work. If you don’t want the additional work done, these companies are quick to leave.


Pro: A licensed and certified air duct cleaning company will have all the proper equipment necessary to handle any type of ductwork, configuration, or contaminant. Cleaning procedures and equipment requirements are set by NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association). These standards allow for cleaning verification.

Con: Known in the industry as the "blow and go guys", these companies use a single piece of equipment to clean your air duct system that has a suction hose about the size of your vacuum cleaner. It is impossible to cover the entire air duct system with only one piece of equipment and without proper suction, contamination is bound to enter the home.


Pro: A licensed and certified air duct cleaning company follows all applicable industry standards and recommended practices as well as all Federal, State and Local codes.

Con: An unlicensed company Is not required to follow industry standards or recommended practices.


Don’t Be Conned

Knowing what the proper air duct cleaning procedures are can help you prevent being conned. If you have any questions or concerns about a recent cleaning service performed at your house or place of business, call the professionals at Tampa Air Systems, Inc. at 800-980-4527 in the Tampa and surrounding areas, for a free on site evaluation.