Why Dryer Vent Cleaning Is Necessary

Dryer Vent Cleaning is a necessary step in keeping your home safe and energy efficient. Having your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis will help eliminate the fire hazards of clogged and dirty dryer vents and minimize allergies, asthma symptoms and mold from excess moisture. It is recommended to have a professional dryer vent clean at least once a year, however heavy use households or ducts with multiple bends may require more frequent service.

Dryer vents are responsible for releasing hot air from your dryer to the outside of your house, but lint can easily build up around the hose connection behind your dryer transition duct, ductwork throughout the house leading to and from the dryer vent, as well as the exterior termination cap and pest guard. A trained service technician will thoroughly clean the entire length of these areas to ensure your dryer vent is fully functioning and clear of obstructions.

A lot of people believe that if they empty the lint trap after each use, their dryer vent will never build up. Regardless of how frequently you empty the lint trap, it is impossible to stop lint from building up within the entire system. A professional will be able to remove more lint from the entire system in a shorter amount of time, ensuring your dryer vent works as intended and that you are not posing a fire hazard inside your home.

Unlike your furnace air ducts which can be cleaned by any number of handymen, it takes specialized training and equipment to clean a dryer vent properly. A professional will have this equipment with them when they come to your home, allowing them to work faster and more efficiently than if you tried to do it yourself.

A trained service technician will be able to recognize when the vent hood has a bug infestation and can also check the entire vent duct for safety issues, including improperly installed sections and couplings. In addition, they will be able to advise you on when it is best to pull your dryer out from the wall and will be able to offer a full range of dryer vent installation services.

The cost of Dryer Vent Cleaning NJ vent depends on the size of your home, how many bends are in the duct and whether or not a bird’s nest or other blockage is present. Generally, our standard clean is in the $149-199 range and includes everything except removing birds’ nests or dealing with other blockages, which are a separate charge. If a clogged or damaged vent cap is discovered, we are happy to provide a referral for a roofing company or handyman that can handle the issue. Normally, these problems are not detected until the vent has been cleaned and can be costly to resolve. Our customers love the peace of mind and safety that come with a professionally cleaned dryer vent. This is one service that is well worth the investment!