Guide To a Professional Duct Cleaning Job.

At RCS we realize that people want value for their investment so that's why we back up our promises with proven procedures that guarantee the best cleaning.

RCS follows NADCA standards by cleaning the entire HVAC system. On this page is some of the important steps involved in having your HVAC system cleaned the right way.

Please take these steps into consideration when comparing our services to other "duct cleaners" At RCS air systems cleaning is all we do, we focus on one service and as a result of this we can offer you unparalleled quality and service.

The $79.99 hole house duct cleaning specials you see will undoubtly cost you more once the work begins. There are very few companies that do things the way RCS does. If you want your HVAC system REALLY CLEAN then you had better consult with us.

RCS only uses skilled and highly trained employees NO sub-contractors! We never use bait and switch advertizing, the price we quote you is THE price to have it done correctly! We feel that too many companies these days do not take accountability for their work we are proud to guarantee our services. Call or Contact us today for your free quote or to get any questions answered.

1. Arrival , Customer Briefing and Setup

We arrive at your home with our POWERFUL VACUUM TRUCK. This is the most efficient way of removing large debris from your duct system. We will need setup space in your driveway.

Technicians will perform a walk through with you to address any questions or concerns. After that is complete they will protect your floors with drop cloths and continue our setup. The vacuum hoses will stretch from our truck into your home to where your furnace is located. All dirt and debris taken from your duct system will be whisked outside to our truck where it is stored and taken with us. Click images for larger picture.


4. Disassemble Furnace for Cleaning



Technician Will remove your furnace fan for cleaning and sanitizing. The fan and fan compartment will be cleaned. This is a very important step in cleaning THE ENTIRE SYSTEM not just the ducts.

Cleaning of the fan components is necessary to eliminate air bourne particulate. The air conditioning coils will be vacuumed and treated with a coil cleaner.

Cleaning of the air conditioning coils can even help lower your energy costs as a dirty coil can restrict your airflow and make your system work harder. The coils and coil drain pan is an ideal breeding place for mold and bacteria having this area cleaned is an important step in having the ENTIRE SYSTEM cleaned. Many indoor air quality problems start with dirty coils and humidifiers.

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3. Create Access


Technicians will create an 8" access hole in your supply main line and in your return main line for the vacuum hose to attach. Each access will be covered with a leak proof patch after the duct cleaning is complete.


2. Removal of Vent Covers.


5. Cleaning of the Duct System

The air conditioning coil will be protected as to not draw dirt through it and some of the vent openings may be covered as well.

 We start our power vacuum truck and let the cleaning begin. Technicians will insert a compressed air powered cleaning tool to agitate and push/pull the debris towards the vacuum hose where it will be taken outside and stored in our power vacuum truck. RCS will visually inspect the runs to be sure that they are " visibly clean".

 Technicians will clean all of your vent runs and then proceed to the basement where we repeat the process for you main trunk lines. To gain access where needed we may create a 1" hole in various places in the main lines to insert our cleaning tools. These access holes will be plugged with a plastic leak proof plug designed for this purpose.

Technicians will remove your supply and cold air return registers for cleaning. Washing and sanitizing will normally take place outside (weather permitting).

6. Completing the Job

After the duct system, furnace, a coils and registers get cleaned RCS will begin to replace the registers, reassemble the furnace and run check it, patch and plug all access holes, vacuum around the vent covers and walkways.  Our goal is to return your home cleaner than before we arrived.


    The Facts:


Air system cleaning specialists (ASCS) have met all requirements for membership and passed the NADCA certification exam, demonstrating knowledge and understanding of HVAC system cleaning, NADCA Standards, safety practices, and more.


Certified Ventilation Inspector's assess the cleanliness and physical condition of a commercial building’s HVAC system. HVAC inspectors are trained to determine whether a system is contaminated, or if HVAC performance is compromised.


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            NADCA Info

Most duct cleaning contractors will not take time to do a through job.

The average 1200 square foot home takes 4-6 hours to clean the entire duct system and furnace.

The average price for a complete duct cleaning is $400


A bad duct cleaning job is worse than not cleaning because it stirs up the contaminants and makes them air borne.

Most people spend 60 to 90% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association)


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ranks poor indoor air quality among the top five environmental risks to public health. (E.P.A.)


Children are more likely than adults to be affected by polluted air; they breathe faster, inhale more air per unit of body weight and are closer to the ground where concentrations are higher. (Department of Consumer Affairs)