Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning

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How To Tell If You Need Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Here at Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning, we get asked that question a lot. Potential customers will call us on the phone and ask that question about 50% of the time. We turn it around and start asking them questions.

One of the first questions we ask is “What is the age of the house?” We know that the age of the house is important information. If it is an old house we ask, “Have the air ducts ever been cleaned before?” If they say no, and the house is over 10 years old, we recommend cleaning the air ducts.

If they say it’s a new house then we ask, “Are the floor vents dirty with saw dust and/or sheet rock dust when you remove the vent covers? Do you see sheetrock dust in the blower compartment when you remove the cover plate? Do you see much white dust on the house surfaces?” If the potential customer says ‘yes’ to one or more of these then we suggest duct cleaning to remove construction debris. The same holds true for houses that have recently been remodeled.

Another question we ask is, “What do the cold air return vent covers look like?” If they are showing a lot of dust build up, we recommend they take the dirtiest one off and hold their cell phone in the opening and take a picture. If the cavity is clean then we suggest they clean the vent covers. If the cavity is dirty we suggest they have the ducts cleaned.

We will ask, “Do you have pets?” If they have pets and the house has some age, or if their family members have asthma or allergies, we suggest duct cleaning if the asthma and allergies are constantly causing them grief.

Also, “What does the filter look like when you change it and how often do you change it?” If they are changing their filter every month or two and it’s really dirty, we suggest getting the air ducts cleaned. When it comes to the dust, potential customers need to realize that air duct cleaning will not rid the house completely of dust. Every time the doors or windows are opened, dust can come in. Also, houses with carpets will hold the dust. No matter how often they vac the carpet, they can’t remove all the dust.

Covid-19 and Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning

When Covid-19 hit us and closed everything down, locking people up at home, it slowed our business drastically. After a couple months of being closed up in their houses, people started fearing covid and knowing it was a respiratory virus, affecting breathing, people wanted the best quality of air in their houses as possible.

These people called us and wanted us to clean their air ducts.  Sometimes the duct work is clean but the customer doesn’t mind because they wanted to know for sure the system was cleaned. It gives them a “peace of mind.”

Many customers have had HVAC people install air purification systems to help kill and viruses. We think the air purifiers are not a bad idea but we are not installers so we recommend HVAC people.

What Type Of Filter Should Be Used?

There are basically three types of filters: (1) The flimsy, see through filters that are NOT capable of catching dust in the air circulation process, (2) The pleated filters (look like window shades), and (3) Electronic filters.

Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning recommends the pleated filters. The reason is that the see-through filters catch very little dust and the electronic filters catch so much dust, they have to be cleaned monthly. Basically, the electronic filters work too well.

We find the pleated filters work the best and are the most efficient when weighing all the details.

Why Is ‘Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning’ The Best Company To Hire?

We think we are one of the best air duct cleaning companies in the Urbandale area. We offer our air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning services at a very affordable and competitive rate. There are some companies in the metro area charging twice as much as us. We know of a couple companies that charge less than us but we also know what type of service they perform.

We have vehicles and equipment that are in good condition, our techs are well groomed and mannerly, we explain the entire process and answer all questions, and we show proof of cleaning with our before and after pictures. We will leave your house cleaner than we found it. We treat your home like it is our home.

If you are unsatisfied with our work…We don’t want your money. We want to make sure you get 5-star work.

I hope you will consider Urbandale Air Duct Cleaning for performing the duct cleaning in your house. Call us and get a free quote today!