There are many things that could go wrong if you hire a low quality air duct cleaning company. Not all air duct cleaning companies are created equal. Some are just out to steal your money. Because of this it is very important that you take the time to properly research a company before you decide whether or not to hire them. Here are some things that could go wrong if you hire a low quality air duct cleaning company.
Damage to Your System
The internal components of heating and cooling systems are very complex. If you hire an air duct cleaning company who is not fully trained and experienced with these types of components they could end up causing permanent damage to your system.
Releasing Dust, Debris and Contaminants into Your Air
Air duct cleaners are supposed to break up any dirt, dust, pollen, debris and environmental contaminants from the inside of your air ducts and then vacuum them up so they don’t end up circulating back into your home’s air. If the technician is not properly trained they could end up causing these materials to flow into your breathing air.
Not Fixing Mold Problems
You will want to have your air ducts cleaned if mold is present. However, simply cleaning up the mold will not prevent it from reoccurring. The specific problem or damage that is allowing the mold to grow must also be fixed. Many low quality air duct cleaners are not equipped to fix mold problems.
Fixing Problems that Aren’t There
Many low quality air duct cleaners are just out to steal your money. Many will tell you that you have a specific problem that requires them to clean out your air ducts, when there actually is no problem. If an air duct cleaner tells you they have found a specific problem in your ducts, ask to see the problem in person. Be aware as well that not everything that looks like mold is actually mold. You may want to have a mold-like substance tested in a laboratory to make sure that it is actually mold before you pay to have it removed.