BAIT AND SWITCH Scams for air duct cleaning


Homeowners need to know! Beware of the duct cleaning ads from companies who say they’ll clean all the air ducts in your house for between $49 and $149. These “blow-and-go” firms are using “bait-and-switch” tactics. They’ll scare you, then snare you. Once in your house, you can count on hearing that you need more and the price will go up. Usually they send one person, not in a uniform with no more than a shop vacuum.

Blow and Go Companies

These are companies that have put a black mark on legitimate professional air duct cleaners. Blow and Go stands for just that...Companies that are Blow and Go are mostly all sub-contracted.  Most of the time they won't tell you the truth so you'll need to use your own judgment when they arrive.

Look at the uniform (if they even have one), company truck (some even use cars or minivans, which should be a red flag).  Look to see if anything they have besides invoices are from the company you called.  Your best bet?? Stick with a company that offers NO CONTRACTORS and stay away form low price duct cleaners trying to lure you in.

 (If you have knowledge of a practicing “blow-and-go” air duct cleaner, contact your local Better Business Bureau to report the company, and your local, federal, and state elected officials to demand legislation.)