Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • Not only are many residential properties required to have regular dryer vent cleaning, but it’s also a smart practice.
  • Clothes dryers account for 92% of residential fires.
  • Congested dryer vents not only reduce the efficiency of dryers, but it also cuts down on a dryers overall lifespan.
  • A clean dryer vent often reduces the drying time, saving electricity and money.

Why Pick Air Free?

  • We have been in business for over 20 years, all the while keeping a 5 Star rating.

  • Quality is always our top priority.

  • We get the job done right, guaranteed.

  • Bundle pricing is available.

  • Making the whole process easy for property managers and tenants alike is how we do business.

Our Process

Our technicians use a high-velocity, reverse-blowing spinning skipper ball at the end of a flexible 40-foot air snake.
Once engaged, the reverse air-pressure blasts the lint back toward the vent opening as the technician feeds the air snake through the ducting system until it reaches the back of the dryer unit, at which time he slowly pulls it out, again blasting out lint as it is extracted.

This process is repeated up to 15-20 times until the system is cleared of all lint.
An air wand is then used to clean out the exhaust hood.
Finally, the technician ensures that the exhaust damper is working properly.

Frequently Asked

Are occupants required to be present during the cleaning?

The entry point to cleaning is outside of the home so occupants are not required to be present.

How can we schedule with you?

You can always reach out to us via phone call or email. Our phone number is (515) 986-3424 and you can email us at admin@airfreeductcleaning.com.

How often should dryer vents be professionally cleaned?

Dryer vents should be professionally cleaned annually.

Duct Cleaning

  • Duct cleaning can be called by many names such as vent cleaning, HVAC system cleaning, “duck cleaning”, and many others.
  • Here at Air Free we clean to the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaning Association) standard.
  • Not only will we remove the built-up dust and debris from ductwork, but we will also clean registers and furnaces.

Indoor Air Pollution

  • On average, a typical home creates 40 lbs of dust per year.
  • According to the EPA, just 0.41″ of buildup on a heating or cooling coil can decrease your HVAC efficiency by 21%!
  • Duct cleaning has proven to reduce the amount of indoor air pollution (IAP) in homes, thereby improving IAP side-effects such as: asthma, allergies, headaches, coughing, and more.

The 3 Types of Duct Cleaners in Iowa

Companies that offer “Whole House Specials for $99.00” sound too good to be true… Because they are. These companies use cheap, outdated equipment and employ poorly-trained operators. Many of these companies also practice up-selling, leaving the customers with an expensive and underperforming job.
These kinds of companies are ones that do duct cleaning as an add-on, but is not their focal point. Typical companies like this include Carpet Cleaners, HVAC Repair, and HVAC Installation companies. Often times these companies do not invest in proper training and equipment. Many also over charge for this additional service.
Professional air duct cleaning companies continually invest into the latest training and equipment. This insures that we can offer our customers the best quality for their home. When looking for a pro make sure you always check that they are NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association) certified.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will someone need to be present during duct cleaning?

No, however, our technicians will need to have access to the property in question as well as the furnace, air conditioning system, and ductwork. All technicians are insured, uniformed and will arrive in specially equipped company vehicles.

Do you offer special pricing for multiple jobs?

Often times yes, if you have duct cleaning that needs to be done on multiple properties, especially in the same vicinity, we offer bundled pricing. For more information give us a call at (515) 986-3424 or email us at admin@airfreeductcleaning.com.

How much will duct cleaning cost?

The cost of air duct cleaning will depend on the size of the system to be cleaned, the air duct material, layout of your home, system accessibility, and the level of contamination. We do not charge by the vent, so no need to count registers!

Why is it important to choose a NADCA certified company?

Air duct cleaning companies must meet stringent requirements to become NADCA Members. All NADCA Members must have certified Air System Cleaning Specialists (ASCS) on staff who have taken and passed the NADCA Certification Examination. Passing the exam demonstrates extensive knowledge of HVAC design and cleaning methodologies. ASCS’s are required to attend continuing education seminars in order to maintain their NADCA certification status. NADCA Members have signed a Code of Ethics stating they will do everything possible to protect the consumer and follow NADCA Standards for cleaning.

How often should air ducts be cleaned?

Duct cleaning is recommended every 3-7 years. However, the frequency of cleaning depends on several factors. Some of the things that may lead to more frequent cleanings include:

Smokers in the household.
Pets with lots of hair and dander.
Water contamination or damage to the home or HVAC system.
Residents with allergies or asthma who might benefit from a reduction in the amount of indoor air pollutants in the home’s HVAC system.
After home renovations or remodeling.
Prior to occupancy of a new home to remove contaminants resulting from the construction process.

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