Most of the ailments we suffer are related to cleanliness. Dusty, moist and dark environments are breeding grounds for all sorts of germs, bacteria and even viruses. A lot of us do not realize that we are harboring disease carrying organisms in our homes because we cannot see them. These microscopic killers can hide in the darkest corners, in the old shoe closet, in the vast abyss under your bed and most comfortably in the HVAC Ducts.
While it comes naturally to dust off the pictures and wall hangings, wipe the wooden and plastic furniture, swap out the drapes every month and vacuum the carpet every week, we often forget about cleaning the ac ducts. One of the main reasons we overlook this chore is that most people have no idea how to do it. There are a bunch of things you can do to prepare for cleaning out your air ducts and poor preparation could end up costing you a lot of time and money. We have tried to outline some steps you could take when getting ready for the cleaning exercise.
Find Trained Personnel
If you don’t know how to do it, pay someone who does. In this DIY age it is easy to think you can go online and find a quick ‘how-to’ guide or watch a tutorial on YouTube and you will be good to go. The truth is there are many things a guide cannot teach you. If you want to avoid pulling a muscle or getting a spinal injury by falling through your ceiling, our advice would be to research and find a good ac duct cleaner in your area to do the job.
Do some basic research on the kind of equipment the cleaning company wants to use in your home. This will give you an idea on the quality of work they can do. It will also make you sound like you know your stuff when talking to them, and will give you a bargaining edge. In addition, it will save you from hiring an industrial cleaning team to do a small residential cleaning job.
Most people have no idea about ac duct cleaning prices simply because they are not displayed on a price list somewhere. Call the companies in your town and get quotations of pricing before settling on one service provider. For the first two calls just hear them out to figure out the general rates, then bargain on the next two using what you have learnt. You don’t need to be an excellent negotiator if you know the real going rate for a service.
One of the best preparations you can do is read customer reviews and articles or blogs where people can say what they experienced, complain about what went wrong and recommend good cleaning companies in your region.
You can never be too ready for anything in life, the better you prepare for your ac cleaning activities, the more time, money and strife you will save.