When we moved into our house back in December, one of the things I knew we'd need to do before we turned on the A/C was have the air ducts cleaned out. I finally had that done yesterday. I really liked the husband/wife team who came and cleaned them out. I am very thankful to have this done and off my mind. The lady who owned the house before us had cats for several years and I was certain it was bad. It took about 2 hours to clean out the ducts.
We live in Harford County, Maryland, and I wasn't sure who to call to clean them out, so I called our heating and a/c man (who does a great job!--Lighthouse Heating and Air). He referred me to Mercerons Cleaning Service. They came yesterday and did a great job. I do recommend them if you need to have this done. It took about 2 hours and the kids and I sat on the porch because the noise inside was loud at times. They were very efficient and clean. They did obviously clean out a lot and I am glad. I hope that friends who visit our home will have less of an allergic reaction now when they visit! (PS there is a coupon on their website that I wish I'd found before they came to do the job, so definitely go to the website!) They also clean services and I have heard good things about this as well, but our carpet was well past the cleanable point because it's the pad underneath that I believe is the problem in our den.
Now, I just need to get the carpet replaced in the den and we'll be good to go!