Over time your air ducts can become filled with dust and debris that can impact the way they work and cause an increase of air pollutants in your home. A professional ductwork cleaning can correct this issue and determine if your ducts are suffering from other issues like mold or pests.

Many trained and certified contractors can help keep your ducts clean. Unfortunately, there are also companies that claim to specialize in this service but are really only interested in how much money they can squeeze out of you. To help you navigate around these scam artists and find a trustworthy and reputable ductwork cleaning company, below are a few warning signs to watch out for.

3 Ways to Tell if a Ductwork Cleaning Company Is Scamming You

1. Price Sounds Too Good to Be True

It’s easy to get caught up in a bargain, but determining if your contractor is holding a special or if this is their year-round pricing will help you figure out if they are legitimate or not. If their prices are always much lower than the surrounding competitors, chances are it is a bait to lure you in. Once you get your bill, you’ll probably find they’ve tacked on hidden fees and extra charges for several services that you didn’t know were necessary.

2. An Inability to Describe Their Process 

ductwork cleaningIt’s important to ask any ductwork cleaning contractor about their process before you hire them. They should be able to give you a detailed description of how they plan to clean your ducts. They should also have no problem answering any questions you might have about their methods.

3. Uses Sub-Standard Equipment

A ductwork cleaning company that expects to provide a high-quality job should arrive with top-of-the-line equipment. Someone looking to scam you won’t bother wasting their money on this equipment or won’t even know what it is. In many instances, it is common for these individuals to show up with a shop vacuum and cleaning rags— this will not get the job done.


If it has been a few years since your ducts were cleaned, contact the HVAC contractors at David’s Heating & Cooling in Bolivar, MO. They are NATE certified and use a Rotobrush® ductwork cleaning system. Call them today at (417) 326-4822 to schedule an appointment, or visit their website to learn more about their process.