We talk about air duct cleaning scams on a regular basis at Better Air Northwest. That’s because, unfortunately, there are several companies out there that are trying to rip people off. These shady companies hurt the air duct cleaning profession and make it harder for the legitimate companies to succeed.
Getting your air ducts is a valuable service that has many benefits. That’s why we discuss this topic often because we want you to know how to tell the difference between a shady company and a legitimate one.
The biggest tip-off that you’re dealing with a scam is the price. Everyone wants to get a good deal, but as is often the case, you get what you pay for. Any company that promises to clean your air ducts for $99 or less is trying to scam you. A quality air duct cleaning will typically cost at least $300 – $400, depending on the size of the location being serviced.
Another common scam that companies use is telling the customer they have mold. While some air ducts do end up with mold, this is often a scam. The company quotes you $99, but then the price jumps to $1,000 or more because they’ve found mold. Don’t fall for this trick.
A reputable company will give you a price and the price won’t change. They won’t have a problem showing you the results of their work, either. Don’t get fooled by one of these shady companies. Trust your air duct cleaning work to Better Air Northwest. Call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-6212 in Vancouver, or click here to contact us online.