People know that it’s been a rough couple of years, with a pandemic affecting everyone in ways we never thought possible. If you’re like most people, there are a lot of things that you want to put in the past.
With each new year, most people spend some time thinking about the past and setting goals for the year ahead. There are a lot of different kinds of New Year’s resolutions, but it seems that being healthy and saving money is on almost everyone.
When it comes to indoor air quality, there’s a lot of talks these days, and many people are looking into ways to clean their HVAC systems. When you clean out your Air Ducts, not only will it help you and your family breathe clean, healthy air; but it can also help your home be more energy-efficient and save you money.
When it comes to home improvement scams, COVID-19 has added more fuel to the fire. If you get a flyer in the mail for an air duct cleaning deal that sounds too good to be true, don’t believe it. We’ve all seen the deals that seem too good to be true, like $89 whole-house deals. A good rule of thumb: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is! As a matter of fact, we see a lot of ads for cheap air duct cleaning on social media sites like Facebook and Nextdoor every single day.
Most of the content in these posts is almost the same. They often say things like that the first few people to comment will get a “special discount,” and that there will be one price for all vents and ducts. If you pay attention, you’ll see that a lot of different posts use the same images and videos. Company names are almost never in the post, and people who show interest are sent messages through the app. They also often come from accounts that look like they belong to the communities the groups are for.
The scams have become more and more sophisticated over time, and now the posts can look real. As soon as homeowners show an interest, the most sophisticated scammers will start direct messaging them. They will then get personal information and ask for a large deposit. Then, your money goes away, and your ducts never get cleaned. Or if they are cleaned, it’s not good enough.
Our friends at DuctCleaning.org say that there are a few things to look out for when it comes to figuring out if a post is a scam. Here are eight things to look for:
People should believe my work, not me. This isn’t a joke. It’s a scam if they say it isn’t.
It doesn’t say anything about the company. Using your own name is a good way to show people what you can do. Learn more on the link below.