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4 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Company For Air Duct Cleaning

To ensure the best possible air quality within your home, it's a good idea to have your air ducts professionally cleaned on an annual basis. This is especially important if you have pets in your home or if anybody in your home has allergies or asthma. Before you hire just any company to clean your home's air ducts, however, there are some important questions you'll want to ask.

How Will You Protect Flooring and Furnishings?

Because professional duct cleaning can kick up a great deal of dust and debris, it's important that you ask a company representative what measures will be taken to protect your home's flooring and furnishings. At the very least, the company should be placing protective plastic covers over your floors and furnishings, in addition to vacuuming each space out before leaving to ensure there isn't any lingering debris or dust.

Does the Quoted Price Include All Components?

Find out exactly what's going to be included in your price quote for professional air duct cleaning. Of course, your quote should include the cleaning of the ducts themselves, but any reputable company should also include vacuuming of air registers and diffusers, in addition to cleaning of the blower compartment and air conditioning coil, if applicable. 

How Much Liability Insurance Do You Carry?

You won't want to hire any company for air duct cleaning without first making sure that they carry at least a million dollars in liability insurance. After all, while air duct cleaning isn't a high risk project, you never know when something could go wrong. In the event of an incident, you'll want to make sure the company carries enough protection to pay for any damages. And don't just take their word for it; ask them for an insurance policy number and confirm with the company that their policy is valid.

Will You Provide "Before" and "After" Pictures?

Last but not least, be sure to ask the company if they'll provide you with some "before" and "after" photos of the air ducts throughout your home. This way, you can see for yourself just how much of a difference has been made with the cleaning and can rest assured that a thorough job has been done. Any reputable air duct cleaning company should be more than happy to provide you with either before and after photos or video inspection footage to show you that the cleaning has been done.

With these tips in mind, contact a company like Jones Air Conditioning & Electric to have your duct system cleaned out.