What is a dryer vent?
The venting system consists of the connector hose that is attached to the back
of the dryer and the vent pipe it attaches to that runs through the house walls
and exhausts to the outside of the house
Why do I need to have it cleaned?
Dryer lint is a fire hazard. It can be easily ignited from the flame used to
heat the dryer and put your home and family at incredible risk. At the very
least, a clogged dryer vent system leads to higher energy costs, more wear and
tear on the dryer and more of your time wasted.
the sign that the dryer vent needs to be serviced?
If more than one cycle is needed to dry your clothes, it’s likely the vent is
clogged. Many times you will also notice that your dryer is running hotter,
that there is more lint accumulation in the room, or that the laundry room is
more humid—like walking into a sauna.
Can I clean it myself?
You can clean the connector hose, and any lint that may be blocking the outside
vent. But since these venting systems tend to run upwards to 25 feet inside the
walls, special tools are needed to brush them out.
How do you clean it?
We use special rods and brushes that are specifically designed for cleaning
dryer vent systems. We also will in most cases use a blower to remove the
excess lint after brushing the system. After the venting system is reattached
to the dryer, we test the airflow at the exhaust with a vane anemometer to make
sure that the system has adequate airflow.
How long does it take?
Generally it takes between 1 hour and 1˝ hours to do the job.
What should I do prior to your
arrival? It helps tremendously if the
laundry and all of the cleaning supplies are removed from on and around the
dryer. We have to pull the dryer out in order to access the vent, so please
consider this prior to our visit.
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