Duct Cleaning FAQs

Questions about Air Duct Cleaning and Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • Please remove all personal belongings and breakables away from the vents and the furnace where the technician will need to set up the equipment.
  • Ensure all in-door pets are secure before the technician arrives.
  • Reserve parking directly in front of the entrance door to the furnace

Like all things, there are levels to the quality of work that duct cleaning can provide depending on the methods used to clean your HVAC system.

Yes, in most of our homes, the customers are home doing work or just going about their day. We enjoy interacting with our customers and explaining the process before the technician gets started with the process. We also always do a walk-through with our customers to count all the vents amongst other important tasks during the arrival and walkthrough.

The duct cleaning process depends on the square footage, design, and accessibility of the ductwork, and the condition of the duct system (i.e. amount of dust and debris that we will be removing.) An average-size home of 2500 sqft typically takes between 2-1/2 hours.

Air duct cleaning works by removing dirt, dust, and other debris from the ductwork. To do this, DuctDudes uses the most powerful and up-to-date equipment and the most effect

Yes, DuctDudes treats the duct system, and the furnace/HRV/AC Connected to it as a complete system, and as such, we include the cleaning of both together at every home.

DuctDudes uses portable machines as they are more versatile and environmentally friendly than the old truck mount units. DuctDudes in the past had purchased and used a truck-mount vacuum system.

After a year of experience with these vacuums, we switched back to our tried and tested true portables for so many advantages reasons. Both come to the same result, ones just better from our perspective.

Our furnace duct cleaning service always includes all associated vents with your duct system. We don’t charge by vent because most dust and debris reside in the duct system’s largest surface area, the main trunk line.

The ducts throughout your home are 4-inch diameter branches that connect into the larger 18″-25″. Plenums are connected directly to your furnace. DuctDudes takes before and after pictures of the central plenum so our customers can see the results of our work.

DuctDudes recommends having your ducts cleaned every two years for residential homes.

The ducts throughout your home are 4-inch diameter branches that connect into the larger 18″-25″. Plenums are connected directly to your furnace. DuctDudes takes before and after pictures of the central plenum so our customers can see the results of our work.

Cleaning your air ducts helps improve airflow, reduce the risk of allergies or other respiratory problems, and manage the dust levels in your home, keeping the surfaces in your home clean and dust-free for more extended periods. The filter in your furnace will also stay free of dust and debris longer with a regular duct cleaning.

DuctDudes guarantees its work by taking before and after pictures of the main trunk lines of the HVAC system cleaning. Duct cleaning is never 100%; our detailed cleaning processes, our power and up-to-date equipment, and our technicians’ training and continued coaching allow us to offer our customers the best possible results.

Questions about our dryer vent cleaning process

Using high-pressure air source removals, the dryer vent is from the connection to the back of the dryer to the exit point where it is venting outside.

Dryer vent cleaning is exactly that, cleaning the venting from the exit point to the connection to the back of the dryer. Dryers are designed to remove the lint and debris from the vent when maintained and operating correctly. Our process used and results rendered are specific to the venting portion of the dryer vent system.

A certified appliance technician should be the only one opening up the dryer itself and working directly on the dryer.

Yes, DuctDudes offers two methods, Standard and Advanced; the latter is used only when we don’t have access to the exit point of the vent or the condition of the flue is so bad that a standard dryer vent cleaning procedure won’t work.

A standard dryer vent cleaning process can take between 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the venting’s design, accessibility, and condition.

A standard dryer vent cleaning costs $165.00.

Our pricing includes the call-out fee and the work to clean the dryer vent.

You should find an improvement in the drying time of each load.

Yes, DuctDudes warranties our dryer vent cleaning service up to a year for a single-family dwelling.

We recommend dryer vent cleaning every year or two depending on the length and design of the venting and how often the dryer is used.

Dryer vent cleaning prevents the buildup of lint in the venting, causing the dryer to be inefficient and possibly causing damage to the dryer or a fire in the worst-case scenario.

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Our Dudes (technicians) are hired with us based on their positive personalities and attitude. We have an in-depth and thorough training program to insure our dudes are well-versed in our duct cleaning process as well as in our amazing customer service standards.

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