Duct Cleaning Ottawa - Frequency of cleanings
How often should I have my Ducts cleaned ?
The one question that we are asked on all of our air duct cleaning jobs is...How often should my air ducts be cleaned?
If you have ever asked an air duct cleaning company that same question, then you have probably received the standard answer of...Every 3 to 5 years.
I've even heard of some air duct cleaning companies making ridiculous claims that they will warranty their work for a minimum of 5 years, in other words they are saying that no dust will enter your air duct system for a period of 5 years. That's like saying that if I wash your windows, they won't get dirty for 5 years.
I suggest that you stay clear of any air duct cleaning company that makes such a ridiculous claim, If they are going to start off their business relationship with you on a complete lie then they are likely to be unethical, unprofessional and a rip off company.
As you can tell... These kinds of air duct cleaning companies make my blood boil!
Now, back to the topic of how often you should have your air duct cleaned.
The standard answer in this industry is as I mentioned above, every 3 to 5 years however, one must take several things in to consideration, a more frequent air duct cleaning should be performed if:
1) there are smokers in the house
2) there are shedding pets in the house
3) there has been recent remodeling work
4) there are numerous occupants in the home
5) you are not very tidy
6) the cold air return vents are located on the floors versus on the walls
7) you are moving into a new home
these are just a few of the reasons why one might consider a more frequent air duct cleaning schedule.
If you are unsure as to weather or not you are due for an air duct cleaning, I suggest that you remove one of the cold air registers in you home and have a look inside, If you don't like what you see then hire an air duct cleaning company.
These are the questions that we hear most often, however, we realize that you may have your own questions and we welcome your enquiries at any time. Please feel free to call at: (613) 762-2210