About Air Duct Cleaning Scams

The purpose of this video library is to help you understand the difference between a good air duct cleaning service provider and a professional scammer. Air duct cleaning fees for a typical single family home in the Washington D.C. metro area should only cost a couple hundred dollars. On average it takes about three working hours to clean one HVAC duct system properly using two well-trained technicians and a variety of specialized equipment and tools. Don't fall victim to exorbitant prices, hidden fees, and scams. We really hope this helps you find useful information so you can make an educated and smart decision when hiring the best air duct cleaning provider for your home. Check out these videos below for helpful tips on how to spot air duct cleaning scams.

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Fox 5 - Duct Cleaning Scam in the Washington DC area

Several residents say they saw an air-duct-cleaning ad promising that the job would be done for $99 - but ultimately they paid thousands. After FOX 5 talked to one man whose bill ballooned from $99 to nearly $6,000, several residents contacted the station saying the same three men had done the same thing to them.


According to FOX 5, Prince George’s County police are asking residents to call them if they feel they’ve been scammed by a Sears air-duct cleaning crew’s tactics. Several residents say they saw an air-duct-cleaning ad promising that the job would be done for $99 – but ultimately they paid thousands. After FOX 5 talked to one man whose bill ballooned from $99 to nearly $6,000, several residents contacted the station saying the same three men had done the same thing to them.

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Video Library About Air Duct Cleaning Scams

These videos library show how some unscrupulous air duct cleaning companies run coupon advertisements, that in reality are just using air duct cleaning to bait and switch consumers. Bait and switch is the action (generally illegal) of advertising goods that are an apparent bargain, with the intention of substituting inferior or more expensive goods.

Mold Scam Investigation I-SQUAD

Lisa Guerrero of inside edition goes in depth with a local mold scam investigation. Of course it's every homeowner’s nightmare to find disgusting mold contaminating your home. In the worst cases, houses have to be destroyed when the problem gets too severe. But there are a lot of scams and many home repair deals are too good to be true.

Air Duct Cleaning Scams Part 2 Chris Hanson Files

MSNBC's Chris Hanson uses hidden camera's to catch a local air duct cleaning company's scam in the action. Hanson uncovers "Bait and Switch" tactics that are giving reputable Air Duct Cleaning businesses a bad name.

Repairman Try to Charge $700 for Simple Vent Fix (Inside Edition)

After hiding cameras throughout a rented house, Inside Edition called local technicians to check out vents that can build up with dust, debris and mold. One repairman tried to charge $700 to clean and sanitize the air duct system, which only needed a basic cleaning.

Consumer Alert Air Duct Scams

Joy Matthews, Investigator for the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection educates residents about the dangers of air duct cleaning scams.

False Claims of NADCA Membership

Beware of air duct cleaning companies who claim to be NADCA members, but are not. Unfortunately, there are air duct cleaning companies that illegally use the NADCA logo or claim to be NADCA members when they are not. The best way to ensure that the company you hire is indeed a NADCA member is to look up the company in NADCA's Find a Professional Directory or contact NADCA Headquarters to verify membership at [email protected]

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