I am a carpet and upholstery cleaner that works for a sister company to “All Clean Air Duct Cleaning” and I have received a little training on the cleaning of air ducts. I was recently at a customer’s house where they were having their whole house cleaned before they move into the house they just bought. I was there first to clean up the carpets and they told me that they were having air duct cleaners coming just after I got started on my work. So they show up and I see them speaking to my customer and I was expecting for them to come in with all of their equipment like what I have seen All Clean – Utah air duct cleaning use. Instead they came in with a large vacuum like the ones from a central vac unit. I then looked out at their car and saw that they had no van but an older car with a large trunk for the equipment. Also their large facial hair and earrings didn’t seem very professional but I guess matched the car I saw. I talked to them and they said that they just open up the vents and pushed a scrubber brush down the vents then went behind with the big vacuum hose. Also the customer said that they saw signs of mice in the basement and maybe in the vents. The customer came to me and asked about a product that the duct cleaners were trying to sell them that was for $200 that would decompose any rat or mice droppings along with the mice themselves. I had never heard of a product like that but they wanted my opinion on it. It’s hard because with the method that All Clean -Utah air duct cleaning – uses there would be no need to decompose anything because their cleaning process would suck up any and all droppings and things left in the ducts or furnaces. The way All Clean does their cleaning an expensive decomposing chemical would not be necessary. All clean has disinfectants that are recommend to fog through the system but there will not be things left in the ducts to decompose.
In the long run I am much more impressed with the way that All Clean Air Duct Cleaning scrubs their customer’s vents. They seem to be a whole lot more thorough with their negative air flow system and what seems to me a whole lot better scrubbing action of the vents. I can’t imagine just spraying some stuff down my heater vents to decompose rat feces then it turning into dust that will be circulated back throughout my house.