So why have your air ducts cleaned?
Remember a time, say over 25 years ago, when people would drink water out of a faucet at home? Now, most people wouldn’t even consider drinking normal tap water. They either buy purified water, or have a water purification system at home.
Over the years, people have developed a collective consciousness about the health ramifications of drinking non-purified water. There are real life examples of cities like Detroit where the municipal water system has made people sick, or well systems in New Mexico that have made livestock inedible and milk from dairy farms not safe for consumption. Slowly, the general public is becoming more and more aware of the possible health ramifications of poor indoor air quality. People are becoming more aware of expressions like “sick building syndrome”, “organic volatile compounds”, and “indoor air quality”. Considering the average American now spends up to 90% of their lives indoors, and consumes up to 3,000 gallons of air per day, we think it is important to be conscious of the quality of air you breathe. Now so more than ever, as homes and businesses are becoming more and more air tight for energy efficiency. The systems used to keep hot air blocked out of our homes and businesses in Arizona, keep contaminants trapped in.
In our business, we hear stories all the time from people with health issues that they suffered for years without determination of why they weren’t feeling well, only to find out contaminants in the air in their home or workplace was the cause. If you are experiencing symptoms like headaches, nauseousness, fatigue, bad short term memory, missing details at work, or lack of energy, poor indoor air quality should be something for you to consider as a possible cause.
We vacuum our carpets to remove dust and other debris that has fallen on them. We mop our hard floors to remove dust and other debris that has fallen on them. We dust our furniture to remove dust, However, most of us don’t clean regularly our home’s duct work for the simple reason of lack of accessibility and proper equipment.
Just like dust can build up on your furniture, dust can build up in your AC system and duct work. This dust can dislodge and make its way back into the air you breathe. Worse yet, the dust can build up in your system, which can fester mold and bacteria growth. Even if you change your air filters often, they don’t catch and trap everything. If you see a build up of dust on your vent registers, that is a pretty good indicator of how much build up can by inside your AC system and duct work.
When is a good time to have your air ducts cleaned?
- The National Air Duct Cleaners Association recommends getting your air ducts cleaned every three to five years. There are literally thousands of homes in the valley that have never had their ducts cleaned.
- If you just purchased a home or are purchasing a home where the seller can’t provide you evidence of having the home’s air ducts cleaned, it’s a good idea to have them cleaned soon after closing so that you know you have a clean system, and a starting point to maintain a cleaning cycle going forward.
- If you or a member of your family is experiencing newly, unexplainable health issues. While we can’t promise to cure ailments, our services can help you rule out the possibility of health issues as a result of a dirty AC system and duct work.
We at Smell Fresh Arizona have the proper equipment and training to thoroughly clean the duct work of your home or business.
So why hire Smell Fresh Arizona to clean your air ducts?
Given the nature of our business in odor remediation and indoor air quality solutions, it was a natural addition to our services provided.
Over the years, we have constantly been asked if we could recommend another company that provided air duct cleaning services, and had our level of commitment to service excellence. Sadly, we could not. So, if you are here shopping for a service provider, or comparing service providers, here’s what you need to know:
- We are the only air duct cleaning service provider that offers flat rate pricing with no upselling! The price we quote online, by phone or by email, is the final price you’ll pay!
My first experience with an air duct cleaning service provider was to reply to a company on Yelp! I replied to an ad for $99.95 for up to 8 vents, and only $10 more per additional vent. This home had 12 ducts, so I was thinking great, only $139.95 to get this home done. I called to schedule an appointment, and explained that I wanted the ducts also treated for odors and wanted before and after pictures when done. They said it would be an additional $10 per duct and that they would provide picture evidence of the work they did. I thought, fine, it will only be $259.95 to get this whole home done. So we scheduled an appointment, and in no time flat, the technician assessed the home, and told me the total fee would be $747.97 for a 1,500 sq.ft. home. Wow!!! As a service provider to homeowners myself, I was taken aback that there was another service provider doing business this way. I don’t remember the full, fast talking explanation that the technician gave me, but the increased price was due to cleaning of the main trunk lines (which was not included in that $99.95 price, and cleaning the registers, and so on… Needless to say, I would never do business with this company again, nor would I ever recommend or refer this business to a friend, family member, or client! …oh, and I never got my before and after pictures.
Be skeptical of the company that advertises $99, $159, or $199 air duct cleaning… or $39.95 dryer vent cleaning. You can be sure that will not be the final price they bill you before leaving your home considering an industry average of around $35/vent or $0.35/sq.ft. per home.
– Michael Samora, Owner
Smell Fresh Arizona, LLC.
- We are the only air duct cleaning service provider to include dryer vent cleaning in our flat rate pricing when treating the whole home.
- We are the only air duct cleaning service provider to include, at no additional charge, a duct sterilization shock treatment to kill all germs, bacteria, viruses and allergens!!!
- … and yes, we will give you before and after pictures upon request!
So what’s our flat rate pricing?
It’s simple, we offer all-inclusive pricing with no up-selling in your home. We brush, vacuum, and sterilize your duct system all for just $30/vent, including the dryer vent if done on the same service call with the air duct cleaning done in the rest of the home.
Should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
Nationally, we’ve seen numbers ranging anywhere from 3,000 to 17,000 home fires per year caused by lint build in dryer vents. It’s hard to say exactly how many, but there are lots of home fires and deaths started from a home’s clothes dryer and/or vent system. Sadly, these were all preventable by simply having the dryer vent system cleaned. The build up of lint in a dryer vent system can become fodder for fire in the event of an electrical spark or even a static electricity discharge. If you don’t know the last time your system has been cleaned, get it done ASAP to keep you and your loved ones safe. Then have it done regularly at least once every 2 years.
If you just want a dryer vent duct cleaning, we only charge $95.
Don’t forget about the elderly who may be living alone and neglect to have this service done in their own home.