The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) suggests that failure to clean HVAC air ducts and furnaces can pose significant health risks. If left unattended, the ducts are likely to collect many types of contaminants including dust, bacteria, fungi, mold, rodent and insect droppings, and debris. While many consumers understand the essence of duct cleaning, very few know how to choose or what to look for in an air duct cleaning service provider. Read further to learn how to verify the professionalism of an HVAC Duct Cleaning Company.
Proof of Licensing and Insurance
It is important to contact the local authorities to determine if your cleaning company is licensed. NADCA is the licensing association for Canada and covers all professional duct cleaning companies across the whole country from Victoria to Toronto and Vancouver to Calgary and even places like Winnipeg. If licensing is a requirement, then a company operating without a license is doing so illegally and should not even be considered for the job.
HVAC air ducts and furnaces are expensive to acquire and install. Before engaging any air duct cleaning company, you need to be certain it bears the appropriate liability insurance to cover your personal property in case of any damages occurring during cleaning.
The company should also present proof of workers’ compensation coverage, which ensures that the technicians involved in the cleaning are covered against any injuries sustained whilst on the job. Proof of insurance means the company upholds high professionalism standards.