Totally Clean Air Duct Cleaning

Waukesha Air Duct Cleaning Service

If you are thinking about getting your air ducts or dryer vent cleaned in Waukesha, WI, then learn more about our award-winning and highly reviewed service.

James was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Leticia Macias
Leticia Macias
Great service! Everything was explained pretty well to me prior to service taking place.
Lauren Genthe
Lauren Genthe
James was fantastic. Super responsive when we were setting up the appointment. He had given me a quote when we set up the appointment. He also took the time to explain what he had done, showed me a few things for basic maintenance and changed the filter on my furnace for me. Really was pleased with his work and his patience in explaining everything to me since I was more or less clueless. I will certainly have James back for future air duct cleaning. He also sent me before and after pictures. Thanks!
John Meyer
John Meyer
Prompt, courteous and very helpful. Would use Totally Clean again.
Kathleen Fisher
Kathleen Fisher
Cleaned dryer vent that was totally blocked from lint build up. James was very professional and even replaced a missing screw from a downspout he noticed while he was on the job. I’m so happy he fixed our problem and my clothes are actually dry after one cycle!
Stacie Manna
Stacie Manna
James did a great job for us. He helped us get an appt quickly so we could use our furnace again and went above and beyond to make sure it was done right. He was very respectful and a pleasure to have in our home. We have been through a mess and he didn’t make us feel like a mess he helped us feel like we were finally at the end of it to move forward. We have full confidence in the work he did and will recommend him to anyone we know
Pam Baake
Pam Baake
Very pleased with the work James did for us. Very thorough and professional. Will definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Carl Hofer
Carl Hofer
James is professional and polite. He arrived on time and got right to work. He completed the job in less than the estimated time and left the site clean. I would recommend his services for duct cleaning.
Scott Carstens
Scott Carstens
Fantastic job, thorough, efficient, non-intrusive, friendly service...

Award Winning Air Duct Cleaning Service in Waukesha!

Totally Clean has been servicing air ducts and dryer vents in the Waukesha, WI area for over 15 years. Our air duct cleaning service is highly rated on Google, Yelp, and Angi. Our company has the ability to service all types of ductwork that is found throughout your old town. Regardless of whether you have flex ducting, fiberboard ducting, or sheet metal ducting, our equipment, and experience are right for the job.  

Totally Clean uses the right agitation tools and high-powered vacuums to collect the various types of contaminants, debris, dust, and allergens from your HVAC system.

We clean every ducting component so your furnace works more efficiently. This helps prevent unnecessary wear and tear on your most important appliance in your residential home. When your furnaces, airways, and ducting get clogged, utility bills go up, repair bills come in, and filter replacement costs will start to take a toll on your wallet.

Totally Clean takes pride in working in your home to give you the best house vent cleaning in the Waukesha area. Before choosing an air duct cleaning company, do your due diligence, read through their website, and read all their reviews! Air duct cleaning scams run rampant in this industry.

We guarantee:

  • Professional Employees
  • Easy scheduling
  • Transparent pricing/no hidden fees
  • On-time service
Air duct cleaning vacuum attached to a furnace in the basement. in Waukesha
Our negative air vacuum pulls 5000 CFM to ensure we get all the particulate removed!

What’s hiding your Waukesha air ducts?!

Throughout the years of living in your home, dust, debris, allergens, and other contaminants build up in your cold air return when your furnace
cycles on.
During this process, it not only pulls in air but also sucks in dust, debris, pet dander, hair, construction debris, and other airborne allergens. Your furnace filter stops most of it from getting into your supply vents, but over time, it gets through. 

Changing your filter every 3 to 4 months is important to keep the debris out of your expensive furnace. Air duct cleaning is the process of removing all the debris out of both your return and supply vents so you and your family are breathing healthy air.

It’s time to get your air ducts cleaned if:

  • It’s been 5-7 years since your last cleaning
  • New home purchase
  • Recent construction
  • Allergies are bad
  • Changing filters every month
  • Vent covers are constantly covered in dust
Dirty furnace return trunk line filled with dust and debris in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
What kind of debris do you think is hiding in your air ducts?

The biggest fire hazard in your home is your dryer vent!

Totally Clean removes a lot of built-up lint in dryer vents around the City of Waukesha. Due to the age of homes and how the dryer vents are constructed, we often find that these vents are either neglected or improperly constructed. This causes large lint build-ups. Not getting your dryer vent cleaned every year increases the risk of dryer fires and unnecessary wear and tear on your dryer. If it takes a long time to dry your laundry, then your dryer is working extra hard. Therefore, your bills will be higher each month, and you will be replacing your dryer sooner than you need to!

Look for these signs if you suspect you need a dryer vent cleaning:

  • Damp clothes after a full cycle.
  • Clothes get very hot to touch.
  • The dryer keeps turning off before the cycle finishes.
  • A red warning light comes on, indicating a blockage.
Air duct cleaning vacuum attached to a furnace in the basement. in Waukesha
A massive pile of lint that caused a complete blockage!

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning: Condos, Apartments, Retail

Are you a property manager or property owner? Don’t forget you are liable if a dryer fire happens in your Waukesha commercial building. This is something that should not be neglected if you own a commercial building. It is the responsibility of the building owner to get residents dryer vents cleaned. Ask your insurance company if they will give you a discount for taking care of this hazard every year. Totally Clean can set you up with a yearly contract to make this easier for you!

Employee and owner James Green on a ladder that is leaned up against the house while cleaning a dryer vent in Waukesha.
James Green servicing a dryer vent that is 10 feet off the ground.

Totally Clean Services Waukesha

We are located just next door to Waukesha. We are only 5-10 minutes away from your home.

Waukesha Air Duct Cleaning Video

Watch these dirty ducts get cleaned!

Waukesha Local Info

Waukesha is the county seat of Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Its population was 71,158 at the 2020 census. The city is adjacent to the Village of Waukesha.
Area: 25.8 mi²
Weather: 27°F (-3°C), Wind N at 11 mph (18 km/h), 68% Humidity
Population: 71,256 (2021)
Local time: Friday 11:50 AM
Metro population: 1,760,268

Neighborhoods We Service

Barney/Mc Call St
Bethesda Park / Fox River
Big Bend / Garfield
Broadway Heights
Brookhill Estates
Brookstone Willows
Buena Vista
Caples Park
Carroll University
Chestnut Hill
Dakota Hill
Davidson Road
Davids Park
Dover Bay
E Broadway – E Racine
E Main St
Fox Lake Village
Fox Point
Garrett Drive
Greenway Terrace
Hazelhurst Lane
Holiday Oak/Ridgefield
Holiday Point
Howell Oaks
Josephine Street
Kame Terrace
Lawnsdale Rd
Lexington Green
Liberty Heights
Minooka Park
National Ave
Pebble Valley Southeast
Pine Grove
Priedeman Estates
Rolling Ridge South
Rose Glen
Rose St
Shepherds Pass
Singing Hills
South Downtown
Sundown / Trillium Woods
Sunridge Drive
Sunset Heights
The Station
The Windings
Town of Genesee
Town of Mukwonago
Vernon Skyline and Center
White Oaks Manor
Woodland Hills

Places of Interest

Other Cities We Service Near Waukesha

Air Duct Cleaning Project We Completed in Waukesha

Air duct cleaning Waukesha Project- Before & After Photo of return trunk line.

Project Type:

Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning



Waukesha, WI near N. Grand Ave &

E. Park Ave


Last Duct Cleaning:

10 Years Ago


Reason For Cleaning:

Dust & Allergies


Level of Contamination:



Style of Home:

2 Story Bungalow


Square Feet:



Year Built:



# of Furnaces:


Finished Basement:

Partial with Drop Ceiling


Time to Complete Job:

3 Hours


Price Quoted:



Dryer Vent Cleaning Added:

Yes, very clogged.


Project Description

Peggy Worthenger from Waukesha called Totally Clean because they were experiencing severe allergies and dust when the furnace kicked on in the winter. With Wisconsin being known for its cold and dry winters, the Worthenger family was suffering from severe allergies due to the high levels of contamination in their ductwork.

Their home was built in the 1930s, and the ducts were only cleaned once before they moved in 10 years ago. Since then, they have raised children and pets in this home located near N. Grand Ave & E. Park Ave. Pets and children tend to put objects where they don’t belong, and in this case, a lot of toys, dog food, and pet dander were present in the HVAC system.

Upon inspection, we found a very high level of pet hair, dust, and pet food in their ducts. It also appeared that the last company that cleaned the vents in this 2300-square-foot home also cut some corners. The ducting shouldn’t have been this dirty after 10 years, and the relics we also found shouldn’t have been there after the last cleaning.

Air duct cleaning employee moving equipment into the house.

Project Challenges

Since the home was built in the 1930s, the air ducts were covered in asbestos, and we had to find parts of the ducting that didn’t have asbestos so we didn’t disturb it. The other challenge was fishing out large chunks of plaster from the return vents and the difficulty working in a closet in which the furnace was located.

What We Found Inside

We found a lot of exciting objects inside this bungalow home near Canon Memorial Park. The supply vents throughout the house had insects, mouse droppings, toys, dog food, lots of dust, and pet hair.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Peggy also hadn’t cleaned her dryer vent in nearly five years, so she hired Totally Clean to clean the lint out of this pipe. The laundry unit was located in the basement and terminated to the home’s exterior above the basement window. 

Results & Recommendations

This air duct cleaning job took us 3 1/2 hours to complete from start to finish. Usually, we would have cleaned these ducts quicker, but this home presented some challenges. We took multiple before & after pictures of this duct cleaning job, and the customer was thrilled. After we were done, the supply and return vents were spotless, and we removed a ton of dust and pet hair. Peggy even let us keep some of the incredible relics we found inside the vent since we like to collect vintage-era objects.

Once the job was complete, we packed up our duct cleaning equipment and changed out the furnace filter. Peggy stated that she had already noticed a difference in the smell of her home and the dust floating around the air. The air quality and Worthenger’s allergies significantly improved.

We recommended that they have their air ducts cleaned every 5-7 years based on the level of dust that accumulated in their ducting.  To help their respiratory issues, we also recommended that they purchase a few air purifiers and have a bypass humidifier installed onto the furnace. The reason for the humidifier is to put some more moisture in the air so their allergies improve.

Benefits of Service

Peggy and her family were a perfect example of why you need to get your air ducts cleaned. They were experiencing unnecessary allergies and dust-related issues because their ducting was so contaminated. By cleaning your HVAC system, you are not only improving your family’s health but also your furnace’s efficiency, which means you save money on utility bills! Who doesn’t want to save a dollar on energy bills these days?

Customer Review From Peggy in Waukesha

Peggy Worthenger
Peggy Worthenger
Waukesha Home Owner
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James and his team saved my family from severe allergies due to the high levels of contamination in our air ducts. When we called, James was polite, honest and answered all of our questions. He assured us that he could help us with our allergies and dust issues. The last company we worked with missed a lot debris in our vents and I am confident after James showed me all the pictures that he got everything out this time! We will use Totally Clean to clean our air ducts in the future and we will tell all of our friends in the neighborhood!!!! See you next year for our annual dryer vent cleaning!
Owner Operator, James Green standing in front of kitchen cabinets, smiling and holding an air duct cleaning tool.

Trusted Waukesha Duct Cleaner Since 2011

It is our promise to provide our customers with exceptional service from beginning to end. It shows in our 5-star reviews. If you have any doubts about our service, just take it from our many hundreds of client reviews. Totally Clean works hard to be transparent, honest, and reasonably priced.

Our air duct and dryer vent cleaning company is located near Waukesha, Wisconsin. It has become a popular choice among homeowners because we are a pleasure to work with. James, the owner, strives to provide you with a hassle-free cleaning.

Frequently Asked Questions

For residence of Waukesha, we charge by the square foot of your home. We use a fair pricing model to account for:

  • Size of Home
  • # of Furnaces
  • Style of Home

Please call for your price or fill out one of our quote forms.

Yes, it is necessary if you have lived in your home for a long time and have not had them clean. If you suffer from allergies or other airborne contaminants then it is a good idea to get this service performed.

Air ducts are cleaned by using high powered vacuums that pull a minimum of 5000 CFM. They are accompanied by high-pressure air lines with a consistent air pressure of 175PSI. The air compressor is also attached to agitation tools to remove dust and debris as well.

No, air duct cleaning does not make a mess. It is mainly dirty for the technician working on your home. If you are thinking that your home is going to have dust blown all over then the answer is no. A true professional understand the layout of your home and knows exactly which direction to push all the debris so it doesn’t escape.

The time it takes for a company to clean out a homes air ducts depends on several factors:

  1. Size of home
  2. Dirtiness
  3. # of furnaces
  4. Suction power
  5. Experience

An average sized home will take 1 technician around 4-5 hours to complete a job.

Owner of Totally Clean, James Green is sitting down with his hand under his chin smirking.

Our Commitment to Service & Quality

When we visit your home or place of work, we ensure that we are 100% professional. James and his team promise a thorough cleaning of your ductwork. James and his son take multiple before and after pictures of your air ducts. This is to ensure you are getting a complete cleaning and that you are satisfied with our work. Totally Clean prides itself on being completely transparent. Our air duct cleaning process works!
James Green, the owner of Totally Clean, takes great pride in the quality of work and service provided. So much so that he purchased the company he worked for and has run it ever since 2011.
Our continued commitment is to provide an exceptional service in Southeast Wisconsin and surrounding counties. Totally Clean has become popular for homeowner’s air duct cleaning needs. We encourage you to read our reviews.
We look forward to sharing our knowledge and professional experience with you. Our company looks forward to working with you.
“It’s not clean until it’s Totally Clean!” -James Green

Getting the Air Duct Cleaning Service
You Need is Easy & Stress Free

Step 1


Give us a call, email us or fill out a quick quote form to tell us a bit about how we can help clean your air ducts or dryer vents. We’ll reach out to get started in a timely manner. We will reach out via email and a phone call to follow up if online inquires are submitted.

Step 2


Once we are contacted we will discuss the many unique properties of your home so we can provide you with an accurate quote for our duct cleaning service. We don't have any hidden fee's and we charge by the square foot and account for other obstacles.

Step 3


After you make your decision to work with Totally Clean, we will need to get a little more information about you and then we can get you setup in booking system. We setup automated reminders so you don't forget about our appointment.

Step 4


Our fully licensed and insured duct cleaners will provide you with an "on our way text" prior to the job and we will show up at the schedule time. We will arrive, introduce ourselves, plan the job and get our high powered HEPA vacuums setup to clean your HVAC system.

Our Work Speaks For Itself!

All of our valued customers will be presented with before & after photos after each job is completed when you work with Totally Clean duct cleaning in Southeast Wisconsin.

Before After Return ducting that is filled with pet hair on the walls.After image of return ducting with pet hair removed.
Before After Filthy return ducting close up before the ducts are cleaned.20220217_091337
Before After Another before picture of a return air duct that is covered in dust.After picture of return air duct that has been cleaned of dust.
Before After Return ducting with drywall chunks and dust covered on the walls and base of venting.Walls and base of return ducting are now free from debris.