How do you know that your ducts need cleaning?

The new year is approaching and you are still wondering whether you should get your ducts cleaned or not. Even though its tough to see inside of the ducts and see the things hiding in there, for example, moulds, pet hair, fungus or construction debris. But, there are other ways to judge and save your self from inhaling all this dirty air. 1. Remove the vent cover on a few supply vents, do you see dirt in there, if yes then you definitely have your ducts cleaned.   2. Look at the return vent covers, if there is a buildup of dirt, particularly thick, fuzzy coatings of dust, this is an indicator that a Duct Cleaning is required.   3. Pull the filter. Judging from the condition of the filter, this could be a telltale sign a Duct Cleaning is required. If you find it’s clogged with dust, your airflow is likely being blocked off, which causes dust to build up in the return ductwork.   4. If you recently have any major renovation done in your house during the holiday season.   If you feel that there is a need for the cleaning and you want it done as soon as possible, contact Unique Providers today at 1-866-456-8940 or visit our website: www.uniqueproviders.com...

Are you also a Victim of Scam Duct Cleaning?

We would like to share our recent experience with our customers. Last week we participated in National Home Show at Enercare Centre in Toronto. We setup up our booth with duct cleaning display and were very excited to get the response from the public. It was a mixed experience. People used to stop by our booth to see the duct cleaning display and learn about the process of the cleaning. Most of the time they were excited to know about the actual process and outcome and book the appointment for their home but many of them have different experience and were conscious about the scam duct cleaners.         Many people used to stop for a minute and ask, Are you same who keep calling us for duct cleaning? Their expressions conveyed their pain and this count increased by the passing day. For the 10 days in the show, almost 80% of the people who passed by was complaining about the calls they are getting for duct cleaning. This is an alarming situation for the duct cleaning industry. The company like us, who spend thousand of dollars in the license, certification, training and marketing are being targeted for what they are not doing. Our reputation and business is at risk. Some telemarketers are even using our company name. This is an annoying situation for not only the customers but also for the established companies who are doing business for a long time. Time to time there are many articles and news about the scam duct cleaners but nobody is able to stop this. At this point we...

Vaughan Couple Fall Victim to Duct Cleaning Scam

One senior got more than he bargained for and is warning others after getting scammed in a big way. This is very sad for the Duct Cleaning Industry. The genuine and certified Duct Cleaning Companies are working hard to provide best possible service and gain their customer’s trust and make a long term relation. On the other hand these telemarketing scammers are spoiling all the hard work. Do checkout this video so that you can be aware in future. In past a CBC investigation has revealed that Canadians are getting ripped off by some air duct cleaning services sold by offshore telemarketers. In the report, Marketplace found many Canadians are facing harassment from foreign telemarketing firms who defy Canada’s do-not-call list. One of the most common services for sale is cheap air duct cleaning. Its better to take prevention that feel sorry later; We highly recommend to the consumers to consider the following points listed below before you hire duct cleaning company; Never book a duct cleaner who is calling you. Good duct cleaning companies will never use any telemarketing for sales. Instead check online and compare quotes from different companies before hiring. Call your references (friends, neighbor or relatives) to select a duct cleaner. Virtual world is informative and transparent. You can find the location of the company it is serving from. Their online presence, customers reviews etc. Scammer duct cleaners will never show their physical address. Find out if they are certified. NADCA is the association that provides the certification for duct cleaning in North America. Do you know among 400 duct cleaners in GTA only 40 are NADCA certified. What ever you...

Beware of Duct Cleaning Scams

Beware of duct cleaning scams How it looks like? Scams can come in many shapes or forms. For instance: have you ever got an email from an unknown sender? Perhaps you have gotten a phone call from a number that you don’t recognize. Or maybe, you’ve been approached or have seen an online coupon that seems just too good to be true. Duct cleaning scams come in all variations, and it is important to know how to identify them. If you get scammed or if you choose the wrong vendor, you can not only loose money, but you can have your HVAC system damaged. Some signs The price is too good to be true: when you see those online discounts or coupons – keep in mind they are running a business. And like most businesses, they have costs. The typical costs associated to running a duct cleaning business include: insurance, vehicle, equipment, staff, and gas. You should note, that the average job for an average 4 bedroom home takes about 3-4 hours. This should give you a ball park on how much a quality job actually costs. It’s only 30 Minutes: if they tell you the job will only take 30 minutes, then you know it is a scam. For duct cleaning to be properly done, it takes a lot longer then that. There are extra fees: some duct cleaning companies will charge you extra fees without your permission. These fees can include for every vent, chemical sprays, and more… Their equipment looks sketchy: be sure to ask the customer about their duct cleaning equipment. Ask for the brand...