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Air Duct & Post-Construction Cleaning FAQ

Answers to Your Most Common Questions

If you have questions about our air duct cleaning or post-construction cleaning services, ServiceMaster Clean has the answers. Read through the questions and answers below and then contact our commercial cleaning experts if you still have questions or concerns.

Don't see your questions here? Contact ServiceMaster Clean at (844) 325-0707 with any additional questions about our air duct cleaning or post-construction cleaning services.

  • Is air duct cleaning expensive?

    The cost of the service varies and depends on factors such as the location of your business, how dirty your system is, how easy it is for the contractor to access the ducts and what your ducts are made of and what material is used in the construction of the ducts. However, our expertise, training and satisfaction guarantee are built into the price of service.
  • How long will it take to have my air ducts cleaned?

    The amount of time it takes to clean the air ducts of a commercial HVAC system can vary depending on the complexity of the system. Once a skilled and trained technician arrives, they should be able to give you an estimate of how long it will take. For standard purposes, we ask for at least several hours to get the job done right and to your satisfaction.
  • Will air duct cleaning be disruptive to my business?

    The local ServiceMaster Clean franchise owner can work to schedule a time that is most convenient for your business during non-business hours. Depending on the magnitude of the job, we should have you up and running by the next business day if the job is completed during non-work hours.

  • How often do I need to get my air ducts cleaned?

    We recommend air duct cleaning every three to five years. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), it is recommended to have your HVAC system inspected annually. Refer to the Air Duct Cleaning and Inspection Schedule.

  • Do I need to do anything prior to the technician arriving for my scheduled service?

    For safety, the technician should be shown where the fire extinguisher and first aid kit are located. Also, it is best to provide them with any emergency contact information. Duct cleaning can be noisy. It is best to do it during non-work hours.

    • You should also clear work areas:
    • Ask your technician how much space is needed around each air vent register and how much space they will need around the furnace and air conditioner. It is best to have these areas cleared beforehand.
    • Make sure all personnel are aware that the ducts are going to be cleaned and that all offices and rooms that are serviced remain open and un-locked.
    • Prior to cleaning, perform a walkthrough of the facility to go over where protective coverings such as drop and corner guards will be placed. Also, it is necessary to go over the HVAC, how the ducts will be cleaned, and accessibility.
    • Coordinate with Building Engineer or Superintendent to go over specifics of building layout and safety.
  • Why should I have my air ducts cleaned?

    • Air duct cleaning helps:
    • Reduce energy costs in your business
    • Reduce the potential for mold growth
    • Increase your commercial system performance
    • Increase air circulation and flow
    • Extend HVAC equipment life
    • Improve indoor air quality
  • Is there anything I can do to help maintain clean air ducts?

    In a commercial facility, a filter maintenance schedule should be established based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the environmental conditions of the facility and the type of facility and industry. Regular vacuuming will also help reduce airborne dirt and debris. Consider getting your carpets and hard-surface floors professionally cleaned. Call your local ServiceMaster Clean for more information about our cleaning programs for commercial facilities.

  • What is post-construction cleaning?

    Construction clean-up is a service provided to brand new buildings or buildings that are being remodeled.

    We provide the light cleaning that is needed after the construction work is completed and all construction debris has been removed. This is the final step prior to turning the building over to the owner.

    NOTE: Construction clean-up is divided into two categories: rough clean-up and final clean. ServiceMaster Clean focuses on the final clean. Rough clean-up is the removal of construction debris and is often done by the contractor. ServiceMaster Clean does not do rough clean.

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