Dryer Vent Frequently Asked Questions
The Lint King Inc. Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ
The average cost of dryer vent cleaning is $135, with a range of $89 to $185 (before Service Call COUPON), assuming the dryer ductwork was correctly installed, and we're doing routine maintenance.
- Crawl spaces, roof vents and second story vents include charges of $15 to $50
- LONG DRYING TIME: We also add a charge of $10 per hour that it takes to dry a full load of clothes
- ADDITIONALLY We often find birds nest, wet lint, water, disconnected or broken dryer ducts and flexible plastic hose. These are repairs and have additional fees, typicly $10-$50.
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Most dryers can dry a full load of laundry in forty-five minutes or so. If the clothes are still damp after the appliance shuts-off, you may be overstuffing the drum. But, if load size is OK, then it's most likely a clog in the ductwork.
Many homeowners overlook the venting system, which is the most probable cause. Lint, hair, pet fur and paper products in the ductwork behind walls, between floors, and attics create the clog.
Restricted airflow from lint building up and causing the drying time to increase. When this happens, the dryer temperature exceeds safe limits and will eventually fail, and higher utility costs and the possibility of a dryer fire. According to the NFPA, Dryers are the #2 Cause of Home Appliance Fires!
Check out our Blog "7 Ways to Prevent Dryer Fires."
CLOGGED Vents take longer time to dry a load of clothes. The longer the drying time, the more clogged your dryer's ductwork is. Anything greater than 60 minutes is terrible and needs cleaning! Learn more about How Much Does It Cost to Run a Clothes Dryer?
We have an Additional Charge of $10 per hour of drying time for a FULL LOAD of clothing, i.e., 2 hours to dry adds $20 to the cost.
The Lint King accepts Cash, Checks, and Visa and Mastercard Credit Cards with a 3% surcharge. We do not accept other credit cards, like Discover and American Express. The bounced check fee is $25, and a late payment fee of $25 is assessed every 28 days past the service date.
Yes. Improper maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires with lint being the material that ignites.
The fires are caused by overheating due to insufficient Air Flow!
Facts about home clothes dryer fires
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
- Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
Yes. We offer an affordable solution that minimizes health and safety issues. The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your family is with a thorough dryer airway and ductwork cleaning by The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts.
NO! Never leave a clothes dryer running if you leave home or when you go to bed. Most clothes dryer fires occur at after midnight. Go to our Clothes Dryer Safety Tips Page.
Yes. We inspect the clothes dryer vent for several mechanical and seal issues that should be checked by a professional dryer duct cleaning company. TLK Dryer Vent Cleaning is a professional vent cleaning company with more than 18 years experience. See our Dryer Vent Cleaning Check List.
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No. A yard blower can generate up to 105 MPH wind. At that air pressure, it can cause duct-taped pipe behind the wall to open up. Then moisture and lint can get in the wall and cause damage. It's a chance some homeowners chose to take. And a working dryer does not mean the pipe did not open up. Should always use a vacuum to suck lint out! And it pulls the pipe together.
Yes. This example of Clothes Dryer Sheet’s effect on the Lint Screen. This screen is 80% clogged increasing the cost to run a load of clothes also increased by 80%. That’s an addition 68 cents per load for a total price of $0.89. Read this Blog "Reasons to Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets."
The Lint King specializes exclusively in dryer vent cleaning, repair, and this includes Birds Nest Removal. The Lint King dryer vent technicians are trained to look for all signs of airway constriction, and we are familiar with all manufacturers’ lint traps for proper cleaning. We hope our Dryer Vent Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions was helpful.
Appliances brands that we service airway and ductwork of clothes dryer. Amana, Asko USA, Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, GE Appliances, Hoover, Hotpoint, KENMORE, LG Appliances, MAYTAG, SAMSUNG, SPEED QUEEN, and WHIRLPOOL.
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The Lint King helps homeowners with an affordable solution to avoid a potential disaster. With annual inspection and cleaning, you can be confident that your dryer vent is operating properly. Click here for our dryer duct cleaning pricing and to schedule a dryer and vent cleaning and inspection service.
Our goal is 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 100% of the time.The Lint King is proud of our customer satisfaction record as shown by the Customer Referrals that we've received from our dryer vent cleaning and repair customers. Serving Northern Illinos since 2005.
Even high-end clothes dryers need dryer vent cleaning!
As a Lint King dryer vent technician we are trained to look for all signs of airway constriction, because if any part of the dryer venting system is restricting airflow the who,e system will fail.
The Fisher & Paykel clothes dryer has a 2-part lint trap and most homeowners do not know how to properly clean the entire lint trap because it required tools.
The Lint King helps homeowners with an affordable solutions to a potential disaster. With annual inspection and cleaning, you can be confident that your dryer vent is operating correctly.