Fin-tube cleaning

My family just moved into a house that has a boiler and fin-tube heating elements around the house. Some of these are in relatively good shape, but others could use a good cleaning. I do not know when the last time the unit(s) had been cleaned, so I'm evaluating contractors in the area (for the boiler and associated parts).
Some of the fin-tubes are in better shape than others...should I put in the elbow grease to clean them myself, or are there considerations that would warrent spending the money to have someone else do it (i.e., are there special tools necessary, or would vaccuming and "dust busting" be all that's necessary)?
Thanks in advance.
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Usually, all you need is a soft bristle brush on your vacuum cleaner to clean the elements.

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Thank you.
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