AWC Frequently Asked Questions

(650) 273-5410

(L to R) Owners Ron, Carol and Joe Frediani
Q: Are you an air duct cleaning company or a window cleaning company?
A: "We were originally founded as a window cleaning company, but over the years, we’ve added other services like gutter cleaning and power washing. In 2004, we added air duct cleaning to our repertoire to provide another useful service for our customers. "
Q: How do I know if my air ducts need to be cleaned?
A: "Ducts situated in the floor tend to get dirty faster than those in the ceiling, but all ducts get dirty over time, so if you’ve never had your ducts cleaned or it has been several years, they’re likely in need of service. We have an in-line camera system that we can use to show you the condition of your ducts. "
Q: Can I stay in my house while you clean my air ducts?
A: "Yes, it’s totally safe for you to remain in the house while we work. However, the equipment we use is pretty loud, so it may not be very pleasant. Also, if you’re hypersensitive to allergies, you might want to vacate the house until we’re done. Although we use HEPA filters, small amounts of dust can’t be prevented, which could be an issue for those with acute respiratory or allergic sensitivities. "
Q: How can I tell if my dryer vent needs to be cleaned?
A: "While your dryer is running, go outside to the exhaust vent and put your hand up to it to feel the air coming out. It should feel like a blow dryer, with a reasonable amount of pressure. If there’s little or no pressure, your vent may be clogged. "