Beware of Air Duct Cleaning Offers that Sound Too Good to be True
Saline Air Duct Cleaning experts are troubled by the increase in air duct cleaning advertising scams and unscrupulous business practices. Saline Air Duct Clearing is licensed, insured and certified in HVAC system cleaning. They are working to encourage public awareness of the importance of making sure the air duct cleaning service you hire has these same credentials and qualifications.
Saline Air Duct Cleaning professionals do not have a problem with their competitors getting business as long as they are qualified. What we do not want to see is unqualified air duct cleaners getting any business from residents in our community. Consumers deserve better and only the qualified air duct cleaners deserve their business.
For this reason, Saline Air Duct Cleaning is providing information about some of the air duct cleaning scams that have occurred in California, according to an investigation by the Better Business Bureau.
Avoid being Scammed by Duct Cleaning Contractors in Saline
Fliers in the mail box spell DOOM for homeowners who do not have air duct cleaning performed. They use health and life threatening headlines such as “dirty air ducts = bad health,” “clean it before you breath it!” “Do you know what your children and pets are breathing?”
These ads imply that dirty air ducts cause health problems when residents are exposed to unhealthy mold or other contaminants.
Here are some examples of air duct cleaning scams that the Better Business Bureau turned up in their investigation:
A resident ordered a $55.00 air duct cleaning service from a flier he received in the mail. When the air duct cleaning contractor did his inspection, he told the customer that there was black mold in his air ducts and that he should pay $499 for an ultraviolet light to be installed in his attic. The man felt pressured to decide immediately and agreed to the service. Now, he realizes he was scammed and he doubts that there was ever a black mold issue and believes the UV light is useless.
Another resident was similarly scammed by an air duct cleaning service that used a device that turned bright purple, indicating “deadly black mold.” He went as far as telling the resident that she could die in her sleep if she didn’t’ spend $575 to get it cleaned up.
This is not the level of service performed by Saline Air Duct Clearing! We do not use health threats to scare residents into paying for air duct cleaning. We encourage consumers to contact us for a complete HVAC system inspection and an honest evaluation. Multiple components of the HVAC system, including the ductwork, can trap contaminants and contribute to poor indoor air quality. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), if there is visible dust, dirt or debris within the ductwork, it is time to have HVAC system cleaned.
Saline Air Duct Cleaning professionals understand the necessity of cleaning heat vents and air ducts. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 40 pounds of dust accumulates in homes every year. The Saline air duct cleaning technicians are highly trained and come with years of experience. We use state-of-the-art equipment and duct cleaning tools to do a complete cleaning of all the interior surfaces of your duct system, including main trunk lines to and from the furnace. We are your solution for clean indoor air.