What if a company came to your doorstep, advertising duct cleaning for $49? Would you take them up on their offer? The Better Business Bureau advises conducting your own research to find a reputable duct cleaning company online, rather than relying on an offer that falls into your lap. Often times, these fly-by-night duct cleaners offer you a low-ball price to under-cut the competition, but end up scaring you into paying a hundred times more.
The vast majority of the duct cleaning companies offering such cheap services includes ones that have been driven to desperate measures to stay afloat because they have 50 or more complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau. A technician will come to the house, spend less than 10 minutes “assessing,” and then give you a line – like that you are breathing in fiberglass or that you should spend $5,000+ on new ducts to cut your energy bill in half.
Ohio might be the first state to require air duct cleaners to register with the state to protect consumers from unscrupulous dealings. Yet, for now, most Americans are on their own. One way to protect yourself from duct cleaning scams is to visit BBB.org and make sure the company is a member. You also never want to have anything done without receiving a written estimate and signing an official contract. Be sure to ask plenty of questions when you call the duct cleaner. After all, they are looking to sell you a service. The least they can do is provide you with complete and knowledgeable answers.
If you are looking for an honest assessment and whether or not your home is in need of this service, don’t hesitate to call or write MoldEdge, LLC!