Although most people are more familiar with and aware of outdoor pollution, indoor pollution is also becoming an issue of growing concern. Improving your air quality can help prevent sickness, allergies, infections, and more. Cleaning your air ducts can help you remain healthy and keep your air pollution-free. If you are looking for a professional cleaning company to properly clean your air ducts, continue reading to learn more about a few factors that the United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you consider in your choice.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you not hire “duct cleaners who make sweeping claims about the health benefits of duct cleaning” because “such claims are unsubstantiated,” according to epa.gov. They advise that you not choose a company that recommends duct cleaning as a routine part of system maintenance. Avoid companies that claim to be certified by the EPA, because “EPA neither establishes duct cleaning standards nor certifies, endorses, or approves duct cleaning companies.” Beware of chemicals. The EPA recommends that you “not allow the use of chemical biocides or chemical treatments unless you fully understand the pros and the cons.”
Reading ratings and reviews can be extremely helpful when hunting for a company to use and can acquaint you with the pros and cons of certain companies and the level of customer satisfaction that each company has acquired. Furthermore, the EPA recommends that you contact your county or city office of consumer affairs or local Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been made against the companies you are considering.
On a practical note, make sure that the company you choose holds any state-required licenses (if necessary) and ask about the cost, the amount of time it will take to finish the job, and whether interruptions will occur or not. Lastly, the EPA recommends that you interview potential company employees to ensure that “they are they are experienced in duct cleaning and have worked on systems like yours; they will use procedures to protect you, your pets, and your home from contamination; and they comply with NADCA’s air duct cleaning standards and, if your ducts are constructed of fiber glass duct board or insulated internally with fiber glass duct liner, with the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association’s (NAIMA) recommendations.”
If you are looking for a professional cleaning company to clean your air ducts properly, consider contacting Service Max Cleaning and Restoration, a professional company that has been serving South Florida, particularly North and South Miami and Fort Lauderdale, since 1984. Service Max offers services that include air duct cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, stone polishing, carpet cleaning, fire damage restoration, water damage restoration, furniture cleaning, and mold removal/remediation.