How to Avoid scams and Be Able to Trust Your Cleaning Company

As a homeowner and/or business owner, you have probably considered getting your air ducts cleaned, right? Or perhaps you already have and understandably, you have put your trust in the hands of the experts.

The EPA gave an estimate that 20 – 40 percent of homes have dirty air ducts and recommend getting them serviced regularly.

Well, trusting the experts should come without doubt or worry but unfortunately, not all who claim to be an expert truly are. And some may try to cut costs on their end which could possibly be putting you, your family or your business at a higher risk.

Have you seen the talk around posts on Facebook that turn out to be scams?  Be very wary of any of these posts/advertisements. While some may be legitimate, these scammers are very good at what they do. At Royal Vent Cleaning, we have heard some horror stories and suggest looking for these signs in any post of this nature.

  • They recently created their Facebook account and/or joined the group.
  • Their Username does not match their Profile name.
  • The name of their company is not given in the post.
  • You cannot locate their company name on Google.
  • If they only ask you to “Text” the phone number they provide.
  • They are unable to provide you with any identification.

So even if the so-called deal they are offering sounds great, at the very minimum keep an eye out for any of the above signs.

The main question is:  How do you know you are in good hands and can leave the care to the experts? At Royal Vent Cleaning here on Long Island, NY, you can rely on us for honest and thorough work because we value you and your home just as you do.

Whomever you choose to perform the cleaning at your home or business, we would like to point out some key things to consider and ask about to ensure you will get the service you expect and deserve.

  1. What equipment is being used? Professional companies should be using up to date equipment such as: Blowers, Vacuum Pumps, Thermometers, Filters, Brushes, and High Velocity Air Tools.
  2. What experience and certifications do they have?  Ask for referrals. Don’t be shy!  Ask for them.
  3. Ask for copies of all state registrations.
  4. Make sure they are insured.
  5. Be aware of the dangers that can arise with air duct cleaning if not  done properly.
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals such as mold spores and asbestos fibers. Breathing these pollutants in should be avoided at all costs.
  • If not cleaned properly unbeknownst to you, dirty air ducts can absolutely be a fire hazard.
  1. What to expect. It’s good to have even a layman’s understanding:
  • A full inspection of the entire system
  • Professionally purging gas lines if needed
  • Cleaning coils
  • Sanitizing the system
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Deep cleaning all ducts
  • And of course more but this is a good starting point.

We don’t want to scare you. We just want to make you aware.

And there is good news!

You can most definitely protect yourself from scams.  Before getting a quote, ask questions such as:

  • What equipment will be used?
  • How long will it take?
  • Is there anything toxic about this process?

Reach out to us at Royal Vent Cleaning.  We will be happy to answer your questions and put your mind at ease.  There is nothing more important to us than our word and your trust.


Can You Do Vent Cleaning in Freeport Yourself?

There’s a lot of spring cleaning to do. Vent cleaning in Freeport is just part of the process. Now you’re looking into companies to do it all for you, but is it possible to do it all yourself?

Wouldn’t you save money by doing the vent cleaning yourself? You can do it all on your own time instead of making time for a company to come in and do it for you. It is possible to do it all yourself, but it’s often easier to hire a professional.

What Do You Need to Clean Dryer Vent Yourself?

Vent cleaning in Freeport isn’t that tricky to do yourself. You will need to remove the vent and clear out all the initial debris by hand. Then you can use the vacuum to do the rest. You’ll want to use the hose extension on your vacuum cleaner to get as far into the vent as possible.

You’ll also want to clean from the outside of the house. Remove the outside cover and do the same thing.

This is where things can get tricky. You may not have a hose that is long enough, or you may not have a cord long enough to use the vacuum cleaner outside.

Why Hire a Professional for Vent Cleaning in Freeport?

Hiring a professional could be the best thing you do. You get someone who has all the tools needed to be able to get into the vents and clean them out fully. They will know the best ways to get into some of the vents that aren’t a natural shape, and they’ll know the type of debris they’re looking for.

Professionals will also be able to tell you if there are more serious problems with your vents. You may not know what some of the debris is, but professionals have seen it all. They’ll help to ensure your vents last as long as they should and that all the air passes through your home efficiently throughout the year.

A professional will also clean up the mess afterward. Just think of all the mess you have to clean up yourself once you’ve done the vent cleaning in Freeport. Do you really want to do the extra work when you can pay someone else for your convenience?

How Often Should You Clean the Vents?

Vent cleaning should be done once every 12 months. This is why it’s a popular spring-cleaning activity. You do it after the winter months when the heating has been on constantly. Then you’ll have a few months where the natural temperatures are fine for the house until the summer weather rolls in. Then you’ll be ready to use the air con and the air will pass through the home well.

You can do it every six months in the spring and fall. This is a great way to maintain the home. Why not do the spring yourself and the fall with a professional to make sure your vents are always looking good.

Vent cleaning in Freeport is essential for effectively working systems. Do you really want to do it all yourself, though?