Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning or Chimney Cleaning and Inspection from Five Star Duct Cleaning (Up to 91% Off)

Washington DC

32 Ratings

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$398 91% $363
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In a Nutshell

Techs clear out ducts to boost air quality and optimize energy efficiency; chimney and dryer-vent services prevent fires

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only within 100 miles of zip code 20854. Appointment required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per household. Valid only for option purchased. Dryer vent Cleaning and Inspection is valid for up to 6 feet. Chimney Cleaning and Inspection is valid for up to 12 feet. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

$35 for an air duct and dryer vent cleaning package ($398 value)

  • Unlimited supply vents
  • One return vent and one main duct
  • HVAC checkup
  • Dryer vent cleaning, up to six feet

$19 for chimney cleaning and inspection, up to 12 feet ($189 value)

Five Things to Know About Creosote

A chimney cleaning clears the flue of creosote—a black or brown substance that builds up over time. Learn why it needs to go with Groupon’s breakdown.

1. Creosote comes from condensation. As wood burns in a fireplace, it releases a veritable cocktail of materials: smoke, water vapor, tar fog, and a number of gases. These substances move up the chimney, cooling and condensing as they rise. That condensed stuff sticks to the sides of the chimney in the form of a black or brown goo—sometimes sticky, sometimes flaky, and always highly combustible.

2. It can be dangerous if left to linger. Due to its flammable nature, creosote is the number-one cause of chimney fires. These blazes can range from small, undetectable smolders inside the chimney itself, to five-alarm catastrophes that can level a house. Fortunately, routine cleanings are a very effective way to prevent fires.

3. Creosote can be good, too. Both man-made kinds of creosote—wood-tar and coal-tar—are toxic, but they’re also manufactured commercially due to several benefits. The wood-tar variety helps preserve wood structures and Trojan horses, while the more noxious coal-tar type makes a good sealant for railroad ties and bridgework.

4. Not all creosote is man-made. Larrea tridentata, a low-growing, spiky plant commonly found in deserts, is known as the “creosote bush” for its pungent smell. Native American tribes of the Southwest used the plant’s leaves in teas or compresses to treat minor ailments such as bruises and colds.

5. Don’t invite creosote to your barbecue. Creosote can build up on roasted meat the same way it accumulates in a chimney, resulting in a bitter, unpleasant taste. A small amount, however, can keep meat from rotting—in fact, the name derives from the Greek words kreas, meaning “flesh” or “meat,” and sōtēr, meaning “preserver.”

Customer Reviews

32 Ratings

Great service on cleaning our chimmney
Douglas S. · December 6, 2015
They did a terrific job cleaning our chimney.
Colleen C. · October 15, 2015

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