DENVER - Three air duct cleaning companies have been shut down by the Colorado Attorney General's Office.
Prosecutors have filed a civil lawsuit and obtained a temporary restraining order against Seabreeze Air, Quality Air and Fresh Air and the company owners, Andre Shatyko and Alexander Kurdyukov.
"They are accused of advertising their cleaning services for very low prices, only to significantly increase their prices once inside a customer’s home," Attorney General John Suthers said. "Along with misrepresenting their prices, the defendants also perform shoddy, incomplete work using inadequate tools that leaves dust and debris in consumers’ ductwork and sometimes causes damage to homes."
According to the complaint, Shatyko and Kurdyukov advertised their companies' services for as little as $34.95 in coupon books such as ValPak and online sites such as Groupon and Living Social. However, when workers were on site they told customers there would be additional charges.
The attorney general's office said it wants homeowners to file complaints if they feel they’ve been victimized. Residents may report issues by calling 800-222-4444 or clicking www.coloradoattorneygeneral.gov/complaint.