Frequently Asked Questions:
As a source of this specialized knowledge, we have been asked many questions about dryer vents, safety techniques, and our services. Here, you can find our customers’ most frequently asked questions along with our answers.
Q: Why would someone pay to have their dryer vent cleaned out? Couldn’t they do it themselves?
A: While cleaning a dryer vent may seem simple, in most cases it is not. Our specialized knowledge allows us to handle any unforeseen problems such as improper vent configuration, pests in vents, or surprise repairs. Dryer vent runs that are longer than average can be difficult or impossible to clean thoroughly with household tools, but our professional tools in the hands of one of our technicians ensure that your dryer vent will be as clean as possible throughout the length of the vent. Our experience, expert knowledge, professional tools and courteous technicians save you time, unnecessary headaches and ensure your dryer vent is properly and efficiently cleaned so you’ll have a safe, operating dryer vent.
Q: I have never heard of anyone having a dryer fire. How big of a problem is it really?
A: According to the U.S. Fire Administrations National For Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 15,500 dryer fires every year, resulting in as many as 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and $209 million in property damages. But there are a number of reasons to clean your dryer duct regularly, with fire safety being the most notable one.
Q: Are there warning signs that a dryer vent could be a problem?
A: Yes! There can be many warning signs that indicate an elevated risk of fire or malfunction. Warning signs include: excessive dryer times, overheated dryer, lint around the dryer seal or opening, excessive lint on clothing after dry times, long dry times or a moldy smell in the dryer or on clothes after dryer use.
Q: What type of services does Dryer Duct Company offer?
A: Dryer Duct Company provides cleaning, inspection, maintenance, repairs, alterations and complete installation of dryer vent systems for residential and commercial customers
Q: How much does it cost to have your dryer vent cleaned?
A: We charge the same flat rate for each and every dryer duct we clean so your fee will be $249 per dryer duct. The cleaning is done from the inside out and outside in without leaving a mess of lint all over the place. We also clean out below the lint trap on your dryer. Our service takes about an hour. Repairs or custom installations require separate estimates which can be done at the time of your dryer duct cleaning and very often, with your approval we can do the repairs immediately. For Property Management Companies with multiple dryer ducts to be cleaned on the same property, special rates are available. We are not the cheapest but we are certainly not the most expensive dryer duct cleaning service and we clean it right without creating problems so that you can use your clothes dryer efficiently.
Q: I bought a new dryer and am still having long dry cycles, why?
A: The dryer is not the problem. Vent disrepair, blockages such as bird nests or lint accumulation, and improper venting configuration are all possible causes of poor dryer function that Dryer Duct Company can fix today.
Q: Are there any other benefits to annual dryer vent maintenance besides making your dryer run more efficiently and preventing dryer fires?
A: While those are the primary benefits to dryer and dryer vent maintenance, consumers can look forward to lower energy bills as a result of the dryer not having to work so hard and long to dry clothes. Consumers save $10-$24 monthly on average as a result of reduced dryer times. In addition, clothes don’t wear out as quickly when they don’t have to go through multiple cycles.
Q: What is the difference between a dryer duct and a dryer vent?
A: The exhaust system of a clothing dryer has two different colloquial names, dryer duct and dryer vent. The two names are interchangeable depending on the region in which you live or which manufacturer made your dryer. Whether you call it a duct or a vent, we are here to get the lint out! Contact us today to schedule a cleaning for your dryer duct or dryer vent.