I like to hang out on the B2B Facebook page. Not only are great deals shared, but readers often ask for and share recommendations for service providers in the area. More than one request has been made for honest, quality air duct cleaning companies, and for good reason. You’ve seen the ads out there, right? “Clean a house full of ducts for only $69.95!” And your friends may have been victim to one of many scams – whether they endured multiple hidden fees, substandard equipment or less-than-professional workers.
So when B2B reader Heather recommended Sani-Clean Air-Duct Cleaning, I wondered if maybe it was time for my family to consider scheduling an appointment. Admittedly, we’ve lived in our home for 9 years and never took the time to schedule a cleaning. Embarrassing, to say the least!
Preparing for Duct Cleaning
After scheduling our appointment time, we took some time to make sure all of our vents were accessible, along with the furnace. Jeremy from Sani-Clean was amazingly patient with my many questions and took time to explain exactly what we could expect.
On cleaning day, we made sure the driveway and garage were clear for the truck. Two workers arrived right on time and began evaluating the number of vents and accessibility to ductwork. Before any work was started, Jeremy detailed the charges clearly on paper along with all of our options. No hidden fees, no surprises. I can’t tell you how much I valued the upfront pricing – how many service workers let you know exactly what it will cost before they begin?
Every step was explained professionally and we were invited to watch parts of the process as they occurred. I appreciated that respect – with so many potential frauds in the air duct cleaning business, it was reassuring that the job was being done right, including before and after pictures (YES, these are our actual ducts – please don’t judge me!):
What did Sani-Clean find in our air ducts?
Based on the results, it’s easy to assume that our ducts had never been cleaned (and our home is over 50 years old). You can only imagine what accumulates over that amount of time. Our furnace was also thoroughly cleaned – though the heating system was replaced since we’ve owned the house, it was quite dirty (and they were kind enough to install a clean filter when they finished as well). We were a little surprised to see such a thick layer of animal hair coating the bottom of our duct work; not only have we never owned pets, but my husband is quite allergic to dander. Other finds? Drywall dust, nails, and some unmentionables that a prior owner had stashed many years before. We had no idea.
Little did I know, our air ducts should have been professionally cleaned before we moved into our home and again after our last remodeling project. (I’ve since learned that routine air duct cleaning is also recommended for homes with pets, water damage, and residents who smoke or have allergies/asthma, according to the NADCA).
And the dryer vent?
I wasn’t expecting much there. After all, our dryer was purchased within the last few years and I doubted that much had built up since then. I couldn’t have been further from the truth. Jeremy invited us to watch as a solid stream of gray lint escaped into the Sani-Clean vacuum system – for five solid minutes. We shouldn’t have been so careless with the maintenance of our home, knowing the dangers of dryer vent fires. I would much rather cough up a small fee to have it cleaned than deal with a house fire. 🙁
Sani-Clean Air-Duct Cleaning provides:
- Duct, dryer vent and furnace cleaning (with the option to sanitize/deodorize)
- Furnace UV light installation (for those with allergies)
- 14 years of experience (licensed & insured)
- Upfront pricing and courteous, professional service
- A satisfaction guarantee
- A 10% discount for military, police, firefighters and senior citizens
Sani-Clean Air-Duct Cleaning takes pride in doing some of the best work available in metro Detroit. With over 14 years experience, they know what it takes to clean your system properly while caring for your home as they would their own. Sani-Clean’s work is also 100% satisfaction guaranteed. With the best tools in the business, they have the knowledge, pride, and training to use them effectively. They’re proud to offer service with attention to detail that gets the job done right the first time, every time.
GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Whole House Air Duct Cleaning!
Enter to win one whole house vent cleaning from Sani-Clean Air-Duct Cleaning (a $300-$400 average value). The winner will have the option of adding a furnace or dryer vent cleaning at a special price. This prize is limited to single furnace residential houses only located within Macomb, Oakland or Wayne Counties. (Other areas are also eligible with a small additional travel fee). Providing your information in the form below will add you to Sani-Clean’s contact list; please do not enter if you do not wish to know about upcoming Sani-Clean specials. Entries will be accepted through Sunday, May 22, 2011.