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The Importance of Being Duct Cleaning Service Certified

October 02, 2019

Having the necessary credentials and certifications under your belt when it comes to performing maintenance on HVAC systems or using air duct cleaning equipment, ensures certain safety and quality standards are met on a continual basis.


Today we’ll overview why, as a duct cleaning service provider – it is essential to know about hallmark industry organizations like NADCA and C-NRPP and the various certifications they offer.


The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA)


Formally originating from the U.S., NADCA now effectively represents the interests of professional air duct cleaning companies across North America. The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) is currently the only organization that puts HVAC standards in effect, in addition to providing training and duct cleaning certifications including the ASCS and CVI.


Air Systems Cleaning Specialist (ASCS)


The Air Systems Cleaning Specialist certification under NADCA is recognized globally as ensuring the substantial knowledge and skills necessary are met when it comes to HVAC system hygiene. Understanding how to properly diagnose an HVAC issue and what type of air duct cleaning equipment is necessary to solve the problem, are expected to be known of those who have ASCS certification.


Certified Ventilation Inspector (CVI)


Receiving credentials as a Ventilation Inspector is the highest level of certification provided by NADCA. CVI’s are expected to fully understand every aspect of various commercial HVAC systems including the various types and applications of air duct cleaning equipment. The CVI is recognized globally for validating a technician’s credentials when it comes to knowledge, skills, system hygiene and inspection. CVI certification can lead to increased compensation, better career mobility, and better recognition among those within the industry.



Certified Radon Measurement Technician (C-NRPP)


The air pressure in most home tends to be lower than the ground soil that surrounds the foundation – this difference in air pressure can draw in dangerous gases like radon into the home. Exposure to high levels of radon indoors can increase your risk of developing lung cancer. That’s why it is essential to measure the amount of radon in the air being circulated in HVAC systems to mitigate any risk.


The Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) seeks to raise awareness about radioactive radon among homeowners, while also developing guidelines to ensure service professionals maintain a certain standard when it comes to measuring radioactive radon in residential homes. Being certified under C-NRPP allows technicians to properly and safely determine the amount of radioactive radon that exist in the air of people’s homes.