Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Dryer Vent Cleaning Save Money

What Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Cost?

The average cost of dryer vent cleaning is $125 (before Service Call COUPON) assuming the dryer ductwork was correctly installed, and we're doing routine maintenance for basements and first-floor laundry rooms.

Crawl spaces, roof vents and second story vents have an additional charge of $15 to $50.

We often find birds nest, wet lint, water, disconnected or broker dryer ducts and flexible plastic hose. These are repairs and have additional fees, typicly $10-50.

The Lint King accepts cash, checks, and credit cards Visa & Matercard


Clothes Dryer Fires

How Much Time Should It Take To Dry a Load of Clothes?

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.


Clothes Dryer Fires

What Causes Dryer Fires?

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. Check out our Blog "7 Ways to Prevent Dryer Fires."


The Lint King 90 Day Service Guarantee

What's The Lint King Warranty?


TLK will always stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction 90-Day Guarantee. The Lint King is proud of our customer satisfaction record as shown by the numerous 5-star customer recommendations that we've received from our dryer vent cleaning customers since 2005. All our work comes with a 90-day dryer vent cleaning warranty.


Dryer Duct Cleaning and Repair

Are Home Dryer Fires a Common Problem?


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!

Watch this NFPA Clothes Dryer Safety Video

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.

Is My Dryer Working?

Should Dryer Vents be Cleaned Annually?


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.


Flexible Plastic Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe

Can Plastic Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe be Used?


No. A correctly installed metal dryer vent system will ensure maximum airflow and fire safety. TLK is your best choice for Dryer Vent Cleaning because we can clean and repair any vent.


Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools

Is it safe to leave the dryer on when you leave the house?


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.


Clothes Dryer Exterior Flap Clean Out

Will My Dryer Vent Flaps and Ducts Be Cleaned?


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 qualified vent cleaning company with more than 18 years experience. See our Dryer Vent Cleaning Check List.


Using a Leaf Blower to Clean a Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe

Can I Use a Leaf Blower to Clean a Clothes Dryer Vent Pipe?


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.


Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools

Does The Lint King Use Professional Tools?


Yes. We use professional tools and brushes with our established procedures to clean dryer vent ducts. The entire process usually takes about one hour. The service includes a functional test as part of our service. Learn About Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools and Kits.


Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools

Do Dryer Sheets Cause Damage To A Clothes Dryer?


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 names that we service airway and ductwork. Need parts? Appliance parts by the brand of clothes dryer. Amana, Asko USA, Bosch, Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire, GE Appliances, Hoover, Hotpoint, Kenmore, LG Appliances, Maytag, Samsung Appliances, Speed Queen, Summit, and Whirlpool.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs | The Lint King

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 special pricing and to schedule your next 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.

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