Can you clean a slab home?
Yes, we can. It does require a bit more time because we often find concentrated sand and/or debris which restricts the airflow, making the removal more difficult. Rest assured, we will access every system individually and recommend the best avenue to provide you with the best option for a cleaner and healthier air duct system.
How much does Air Duct Cleaning cost?
The average home is approximately $400 to $500, but varies anywhere from $300 to $800 per furnace. We go through each and every register and return in the cleaning process, which has the largest bearing on our time. This, combined with the general size and layout of your system, type of furnace, where it is located, if there are zones, and how we access it, are all taken into account for estimating the appropriate cost at each home.
How long have you been in business?
VacMan has been in business for 22 years. Since May of 1995, we have cleaned over 7000 homes in the greater Michiana area.
What makes your equipment or process any better?
Not all air duct cleaners are the same. VacMan endeavors to discover and implement the right team and the right equipment for the right reasons. Our team is stringently trained, uses the best/most powerful equipment in the industry, and is passionate about providing cleaner air for your family to breathe. Lets be real, some systems are “truck mounted” right up till the moment they unmount it and role it up to your front door. Our vacuum runs off the engine of the truck and moves 16,000 cubic feet of air per minute. This is of utmost importance because breaking loose the crud that dwells in the ducts is not the hard part, removing it once it’s broken loose is.
Can you clean flexible ductwork?
Yes we can. Flex duct can’t be cleaned as aggressively as metal ductwork, but with the right equipment and techniques we can provide you with healthier air to breathe. Check out our before and after pictures.
How long does it take to clean the duct work?
The average home takes between 3 and 4 hours to clean. An on-site walk through and estimate is given prior to the beginning of any work the day of service. After the initial walk through, our technician can give you a better idea of how long your home will take to clean.
Do you take any pictures?
Of course. Documenting the difference VacMan has made to the cleanliness of your duct work and the quality of your air is a MUST. We take before and after pictures at every home (and video where possible) and are happy to share, text, or email them to you for proof positive of a job done right.
How often should the air ducts be cleaned?
It depends on the lifestyle of the people in the home. More people, more pets, if there is a smoker in the home, or you’ve done some kind of renovation are just a few things that contribute to the system needing to be cleaned. We have found approximately 4 to 6 years is when we can show you a significant difference in the accumulation of most systems. The reasons you want your system cleaned is also a deciding factor. Homes with people who have allergies, asthma, or other chronic ailments often have their systems cleaned more regularly.
Can I be there the while you are cleaning or do I have to leave?
You are welcome to stay for the duration of the cleaning process. We specifically ask someone to meet us there to accompany us on an initial walk through. We will recount the number of registers and returns and check out the heating and cooling area. That way if there are any questions or concerns or if we need to solidify/alter a price for any reason that will be taken care of before we begin any work.
Do you use chemicals?
Not at all! We are a chemical free air duct cleaning company. We believe in completely removing debris, not adding possible problem causing chemicals to your home.