This may take some time, but make the kids clean up their rooms if you’re having the service done at home. This includes ceiling vents and fans, so if your home or office has anything large or small directly beneath those areas, you’ll want to move them out of the way to make things as easy as possible for your air quality technician. If you’ve scheduled a dryer vent cleaning, you’ll also want to make sure your laundry is done in advance and that your dryer is easily accessible. Same thing goes for your furnace and any other HVAC equipment.
When he or she arrives, give your air quality technician a quick tour of your home to point out all of the relevant locations you’re expecting to be cleaned. That way there’s no confusion about what you’ve contracted them to do and no surprises. Your technician may even point out some additional spots that you missed. It’s this kind of attention to detail and genuine concern for you as a customer that you want to look for in an air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning contractor.
Don’t be shy when it comes to clarifying exactly what’s involved with the process. You’re spending your hard-earned money and you should have the peace of mind before, during and after the air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning process that your investment is really worth it. Any professional worth their salt will be more than happy to patiently explain what he or she is going to do for your home or office.
Depending on the size of your building and the layout of your ductwork, among other factors, air duct cleaning and dryer vent cleaning services can take anywhere from a couple hours to the better part of a day. So plan ahead to either stay and observe the process to make sure it’s being done well, or if you’d rather not be around the noise and bustle of workers in your home. You’ll come back refreshed to a home that’s refreshing to be in because it’s now full of cleaner, healthier air.
If pets are going to be present ducting the air duct cleaning process be sure to instruct the technician what procedures you would like them to take to ensure their safety. In some instances, homeowners can have the ventilation lines serving an independent room cleaned, and then secure the pets within that given room. If you intend to leave the home while the duct cleaning is performed, instruct the technician precautionary measures to keep the pets within the home as well as instruction of what to do if the pet escapes.
If you plan on leaving the home unattended when the air duct cleaning or dryer vent cleaning is performed, give your technician a contact number to call when the technician completes your project. Give the technician lock up procedures to secure your home.
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