Duct Cleaning Buffalo Technician from DUCTZ Warns Homeowners about Scams

Some duct cleaning ads are intended to scare people into ordering the service with warnings like “dirty air ducts = bad health” or “Do you know what your children are breathing?”

Buffalo, NY – According Robert Garman, local duct cleaning technician and owner of DUCTZ, residential duct cleaning service is only necessary on an as-needed basis. There is no recommendation to do it regularly, such as once a year or every 2 – 3 years. Duct cleaning is needed if air ducts show signs of mold, vermin or pests or they are clogged with dust.

The National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association, NADCA ACR 2006, recommends an air duct inspection schedule for residential HVAC systems as follows:

• Air handling unit – 1 year
• Supply ductwork – 2 years
• Return ductwork/exhaust – 2 years

Some companies offering duct cleaning service use marketing campaigns cause fear with homeowners, like “do you know what your children are breathing?” They imply that a family is at risk of unhealthy mold exposure if they do not have regular air duct cleaning service performed.

DUCTZ (http://www.airductcleaningbuffalony.com/) service technicians are licensed, insured and certified in HVAC system cleaning and a member of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. According to Garman only a professional with these qualifications should be trusted to give an accurate assessment based on a complete HVAC system inspection.

Robert Garman warns area residents about duct cleaning scams he has read about. One resident received a flier in the mail and ordered a $55 duct cleaning service. After an inspection, the contractor told him his air ducts were contaminated with black mold and he should pay $499 for an ultraviolet light to be installed in his attic. Feeling pressured, he agreed, but later regretted the decision, realizing the light was useless and unnecessary.

The Better Business Bureau has received many complaints from consumers who have been victims of these high-pressure sales tactics used by duct cleaning contractors.

Robert Garman and technicians with DUCTZ do not use health threats to scare residents into ordering duct cleaning service. Garman encourages consumers to contact DUCTZ for a complete HVAC system inspection and an honest evaluation. Multiple components of the HVAC system, including the ductwork, can trap contaminants and contribute to poor indoor air quality. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), if there is visible dust, dirt or debris within the ductwork, it is time to have HVAC system cleaned.

DUCTZ was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the number one air duct cleaning franchise nationwide. The expertise of DUCTZ services reaches beyond simply cleaning air ducts to maximizing overall indoor air quality and providing for a cleaner living environment. Visit www.ductcleaningbuffalony.com/ to learn more.

DUCTZ is the nation’s largest air duct cleaning and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) restoration company. DUCTZ service helps homeowners and businesses save money by optimizing HVAC system efficiency through cleaning and restoration. DUCTZ also provides microbial maintenance controls and chemical-free processes for reducing biological contaminants. DUCTZ is a member of the National Air Duct Cleaner’s Association (NADCA), Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ACCA), leading industry standards. DUCTZ was featured on cable television’s show Designing Spaces, and in Entrepreneur magazine’s January 2009 issue, was ranked #1 in its category and in the upper half of the Top 500 Franchises in the United States. In 2009, DUCTZ was acquired by newly created BELFOR Franchise Group, a privately held, multi-concept franchise system with access to BELFOR International, the world’s largest property restoration company.

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