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Question DetailsAsked on 10/19/2011

type here...for duct cleaning, if a company uses rotary brushes rather than vacuuming, is that always better ?

Type here...I had them cleaned for the first time in over 20 years one year ago, and afterward it always seemd dusty in the basment. I'm having drain tile installed this fall and a few days later will have the ductwork cleaned again. I've heard pros and cons for having a company do it with rotary brushes versus vacuuming. In my situation, which is best?

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The Angie's List Magazine has done several articles about air duct cleaning.

The EPA and National Air Duct Cleaners Association both agree: A poor job is worse than no cleaning at all, as it can kick up particles, damage or even break portions of the HVAC system.

Check to find highly-rated air duct cleaners in your area, and be sure to look up NADCA members at Member companies must keep at least one technician on staff who has passed a NADCA test.

Answered 9 years ago by Cas


Cleaning system utilizing a rotary brush and vacuum combination will be the best one.


Answered 8 years ago by Canaduct

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