Cleaning Your Dryer Vent: Tips from a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Service



Even with regular removal of lint after each use, the accumulation in your dryer’s vent system is still possible. This buildup hampers the efficiency of the drying process and escalates the chances of your dryer overheating – a serious fire hazard. It is important to know that obstructed vents are a key trigger for house fires in the US. Regularly ordering dryer vent cleaning service helps prevent this from happening.

Here’s how to perform a basic lint check by yourself:

  1. Check the Lint Filter: After every load, remove the lint filter from the dryer and inspect it for excessive lint buildup. If it’s full, clean it out with a vacuum cleaner or a damp cloth.
  2. Inspect the Dryer Vent: Check the dryer vent for blockages or lint buildup. You can do this by looking for signs of lint or debris accumulation on the vent cover or by using a flashlight to inspect the vent from the outside.
  3. Check the Lint Trap: Regularly inspect the lint trap for lint buildup and clean it out as needed. This can be done by hand or with a vacuum cleaner.
  4. Check the Dryer’s Performance: Monitor the dryer’s performance by checking for signs of reduced airflow, such as longer drying times or increased noise. If you notice these signs, it may indicate a lint buildup in the vent or ductwork.
  5. Use a Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit: Consider using a dryer vent cleaning kit to help remove lint and debris from the vent and ductwork. These kits usually include a flexible rod with a brush on the end that can be inserted into the vent to remove lint and debris.

Proper Dryer Care with a Dryer Vent Cleaner Service

However, even if you perform basic checks yourself, professional cleaning is still required. 

Here’s why: 

  1. Professional cleaners have specialized equipment: We use high-powered vacuums, vent brushes, and other tools that are expensive for individuals to purchase and difficult to use effectively without proper training.
  2. We can inspect the entire vent: DIY kits and methods can only clean the first few feet of the vent. We have the tools and expertise to clean the entire length of the vent, removing all lint and debris.
  3. We can identify and fix issues: During the cleaning process, professionals can spot signs of animal nesting, infestations, or other problems that may be difficult for a homeowner to detect.
  4. Professional cleaning is more thorough: Even if you clean the lint trap regularly and use a DIY kit, there will likely be small fragments of lint left behind that can build up over time. Professional cleaners have the knowledge and equipment to ensure a complete cleaning.
  5. Professionals follow proper safety protocols: We have the necessary training and equipment to clean dryer vents safely, minimizing the risk of damage to the vent or the home.

Your dryer is an appliance that requires maintenance just like any other. Postponing your dryer vent cleaning and repair will not save you money, as ignoring the problem might result in greater losses in the long run, even threatening not just your property but your life as well. In the next post we’ll talk more about fire hazards posed by dirty dryer vents. 

Contact us at +1 516-788-8558 to schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning.

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