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Duct Cleaning Behind the Scenes, Then and Now: Part 1

By |2019-05-01T14:52:46+00:00May 3rd, 2019|duct cleaning|

Hi Tech Duct Cleaning, Inc. is a business that has been on the cutting edge of duct cleaning for a very long time. We’ve consistently set the bar high in the industry, been featured on national news programs, held up as a standard by the National Duct Cleaners Association, and are referred by over 170 heating and air companies.   But how does a company get to that point? What drives it?   We thought that the answers to these questions, and a look at both the past and future of Hi Tech, would be both interesting and helpful for [...]

How to spot a scammer

By |2019-03-27T00:48:40+00:00April 5th, 2019|duct cleaning, scammers|

Spring is here, and along with birds singing and plants coming back to life we often start to see ads for unscrupulous duct cleaning companies popping up everywhere this time of year. It seems that scams bloom right along with the flowers in spring. Maybe you or someone you love has been thinking of getting your ductwork cleaned but you’re worried about falling prey to unethical companies. Your fear is (unfortunately) not misplaced. However, there are some telltale signs you can look for that give away sleazy duct cleaning companies every time. In no particular order, here they are:   [...]

Spring is coming and so are clogged dryer vents

By |2019-02-27T00:18:30+00:00March 1st, 2019|dryer vents, duct cleaning|

Spring is on its way, and with it comes mating season for all the local birds. You may be wondering why in the world a duct cleaning blog would be spending time talking about birds and mating seasons, but trust us when we say it’s actually a big issue in our world.   Each spring, birds start to build nests in preparation for laying eggs and raising baby birds. But sometimes in the quest for a safe spot, birds choose dryer vent openings as the location for their new nest and this causes big problems for homeowners.   As a [...]

Ask the duct cleaners: Our most frequently asked questions, answered.

By |2019-01-25T21:02:01+00:00February 1st, 2019|duct cleaning, scammers|

Hi Tech Duct Cleaning has been around since 1995, serving the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana areas. When you’ve been in business that long, you start to see patterns and trends, including in the questions we are asked most often.   And since we want to make sure you have all the answers you need to make informed decisions about caring for your home and family, we decided to create a new series, “Ask the Duct Cleaner”. In this series we will take some of the most frequently asked questions we hear and have our CEO, Aaron Cain, [...]

How often should you have your ductwork cleaned?

By |2018-12-28T23:13:32+00:00January 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

One of the questions we at Hi Tech Duct Cleaning hear a lot is “how often should ductwork be cleaned anyway?”. It’s a good question, but as with many things in life, the answer is often “it depends”.   The average home will need to have it done every 3-5 years. That’s a safe estimate to ensure that your ductwork stays clean and that no problems like caked-on debris or mold have a chance to get a foothold in there over the years. However, some homes can reasonably go longer than that and some should have it done more often. [...]

5 Reasons Duct Cleaning is a Great Investment in Your Home & Family

By |2018-11-28T01:18:40+00:00December 7th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

When you think about investments you may picture stocks and bonds, which is a pretty narrow definition of the word ‘investment’. Or you may even picture more abstract investments,, such as investing in your health by joining a gym or investing in your family’s future by completing a degree or training course. But investing is really putting time, energy and money into something that pays off later. And your investment strategy should include your home. Although duct cleaning doesn’t often come to mind when people think about how to invest wisely in their future, we argue that it should. And [...]

Why You Need to Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned This Fall or Winter

By |2018-10-26T17:11:59+00:00November 2nd, 2018|dryer vents, duct cleaning|

According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 fires linked to clogged dryer vents are reported each year, causing an average of 55 deaths, 380 injuries and nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in property damage. That’s a lot. Ask any firefighter you encounter and many of them will tell you to clean out your lint trap every chance you get because they’ve seen the consequences of not doing so first-hand. But did you know that it isn’t always just lint buildup that leads to dryer vent clogs? Over the years, Hi Tech Duct Cleaning has cleaned thousands [...]

Prep Your Home for Winter

By |2018-09-27T00:16:59+00:00October 5th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

Fall is upon us and winter will be here before you know it. Many of you are probably in the process of getting your home ready for the colder months, too. Let me guess. Your to-do list probably looks something like this, right? To-Do: Clean gutters Rake leaves Prep windows and doors Change the furnace filter in preparation for turning on your furnace While you’re prepping your home, don’t neglect your ductwork. In fact, add it to the list right now if you haven’t had the ductwork cleaned in a while (or ever). When you turn your furnace on for [...]

Mold – The Hidden Reason You Should Get Your Duct Work Cleaned

By |2018-08-23T00:31:05+00:00September 7th, 2018|allergies, duct cleaning|

Let’s talk about mold for a minute, shall we? There are thousands of species of mold in the world, and horrifyingly, 12 of them are commonly found in homes. Homes just like yours with families just like yours living in them. However, that mold may have been there for years and you never realized, although you may very well have felt the effects. So how do you recognize whether or not there’s mold in your home? Some people, especially those with allergies, are more sensitive to mold than others. But given enough mold in an enclosed space, most people will [...]

Duct Cleaning: How to Tell the Difference Between the Good Guys & Scammers

By |2018-08-06T14:09:47+00:00August 6th, 2018|duct cleaning, scammers|

In recent years the air duct cleaning industry has gotten a bit of a bad reputation and now many homeowners wonder if the whole thing is a scam. Unfortunately there are some shady companies out there which have given the industry a bad name, so it’s understandable that people are concerned about spending hard-earned cash on this service.   However, we are here to reassure you that air duct cleaning is very much legitimate. It can help reduce allergies, keep your home a little cleaner by reducing dust, help everyone stay healthy by ridding the air of mold and bacteria, [...]