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Your Prescription for Better Air
Rule of Thumb
How often your dryer vent needs to be cleaned depends on the volume of use, how long the duct run is, and how many turns it makes. Dryer vent ducts that run vertically and exhaust through the roof get plugged the quickest and will need to be cleaned often. Generally, as soon as it takes noticeably longer for a load of clothes to dry, the duct is at least 50% obstructed and needs to be cleaned.
Believe me, you don't want the neighborhood handy man coming over with a leaf blower, tearing your ductwork apart inside the ceiling. It's a pain in the neck to cut and patch the sheetrock, just so you can tape these ducts back together.
Birds are good builders....
I have personally cleaned tens of thousands of dryer vents in my 20 plus years as a full-time professional duct cleaner....and I can tell you. Bird infestations are far more prevalent and equally as dangerous as having your dryer catch on fire. Birds carry mites and spread disease. You don't want them living inside the ducts that run through your walls, or worse yet, open directly into your bathroom through the exhaust fan.
We always bring a highly powerful insulation removal vacuum along on dryer vent service calls just in case standard methods prove insufficient.
This is especially useful in removing birds nests and other such unusual obstructions.
For the Really Tough Jobs....
Not keeping your dryer vent clean results in lint getting out into the house, higher energy costs, and can ultimately become a fire hazard.
It pays to have your dryer vent cleaned by a professional duct cleaner. We have the equipment to get your dryer vents perfectly clean without tearing them apart, and we have the experience to spot potential problems without making things worse.
There's never a good time to be without your dryer. A clogged dryer vent is one of those small problems that can be a major inconvenience. It's easy enough to clean the dryer vent yourself if there is only a short duct that runs directly through an outside wall of the house. But it pays to have a Duct Cleaning Professional handle everything else.