FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Duct Cleaning, Florida
Is it necessary that my Florida Duct Cleaning Contractor is Licensed and Insured?If anything structural or mechanical is being performed, permits are usually required. Only licensed contractors can pull permits.
Cleaning ducts typically requires climbing on ladders and crawling in attics. If a duct cleaner without workers comp gets injured, you can be held liable.
In Florida the class of contractor license required varies depending on the scope of work involved. Verify your contractors insurance at Florida DBPR Website.
Professional Property Managers and smart homeowners wont do business with uninsured contractors why assume unnecessary liability? You should ask your insurance agent about what type of insurance documentation to require from your Duct Cleaning Contractor. You can verify Workers Comp with Florida.
What Can I Do to Better Maintain Cleanliness of My Ducts?Use highest efficiency air filter applicable to your system.Regularly change your filters. Make sure the filters are properly installed and that the fit leaves no gap for air to circumvent.Do not run operate heat or air conditioning during renovation.Use high efficiency vacuum cleaner filters.Quickly address causes of wetness in or round your ducts before mold becomes a problem.
Are Energy Efficient Buildings more vulnerable to be sick buildings? If the home or building is fairly new and built to be energy efficient, beware that there is a tradeoff tightly sealed indoor areas can be more vulnerable to indoor air pollutants than older less efficient buildings. Some newer buildings that have been termed sick buildings have earned that description partly due to the lack of fresh outdoor air.
A professional duct cleaning company should not only be able to examine your ducts for mold and dust but also for leaks and holes.
It is important to make sure the service provider agrees to clean all components of the system and is qualified to do so. Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits.