How Often Should I Clean My Dryer Vent?

How Often Should I Clean My Dryer Vent?

Dryer vent cleaningMany factors will determine HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR DRYER VENT like, the number of loads of laundry you do, pets that shed, paper, and hair. The configuration of the dryer vent's length and the number of turns is also a factor.

In general, The Lint King recommends annual cleaning including a dryer airway cleaning. Just as we humans get a little backed up, so can your dryer. Worst case you should have the vent cleaned and dryer airway cleaned at least every two years!

The exception would be a case with one bald person, no pets, and a maximum of 2 loads per week. In this scenario a three-to-five year service cycle is acceptable. Remember, repeating a cycle is a sign of a clogged vent pipe.

Every day here at The Lint King we get customers that say "THEY NEVER KNEW THEY NEEDED TO GET THE DRYER VENT DUCTWORK CLEANED." Just because the dryer seems to be working fine is not a good reason to put off cleaning it.

Signs Your Ductwork Is Clooged With Lint

  • Repeating a Drying Cycle and/or using Timed-Dry Repeatedly...
  • A clothes dyer's time-to-dry should NEER Exceed 60 minutes.
  • A clothes dryer's drum temperature should NEVER Exceed 150 Degrees!

We are your lint removal pros with the experience and knowledge to get the lint out!

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Dryer vent cleaning cost $89 to $149 (2nd Floor/ Attic) *. Call the Lint King today to learn how we can save you time and money. Are you unsure whether it's time to get your vent cleaned? Clothes Dryer Duct Cleaning Test

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Bird's Nest

A birds nest in your dryer vent will cause your dryer to run longer. It will be the cause of lint building up inside the ductwork from the nest to the inside of your dryer cabinet.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits

  • Saves you time doing laundry, dry-time should be less than 60 minutes!
  • Lower utility costs, especially if you repeat-cycles...
  • Prevent damage to your clothing.
  • Avoid toxic fumes or even fire from overheating the appliance.
  • The Lint King 90-Day Service Guarantee

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The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your family is an annual dryer vent inspection and cleaning by the professionals at The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts.

A properly installed metal dryer vent system will ensure maximum airflow for best dryer performance.

The Lint King is proud of its customer satisfaction record as demonstrated by the customer testimonials that we've received since 2005 from our dryer vent cleaning customers.

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The cause of dryer vent clogs
Dryer Lint Builds up in Dryer Ducts

What Causes a Clogged Dryer Vent?

A clogged dryer vent is caused by the build-up of lint and other debris in the dryer’s vent and dryer airways. There’re many reasons why a clothes dryer vent becomes clogged, and we've listed some of the most common below.

Today’s modern laundry room can be located almost anywhere creating very long and complicated runs that have several bends in the home's dryer ventilation system. This scenario means dryer vents tend to create more back pressure and the dryer’s efficiency is degraded. They will also make it more difficult to clean.

Longer dryer vent tubing will cause dryer lint to collect more rapidly than a system with shorter runs and minimal turns. The maximum suggested length for a dryer vent is 25 feet. But, because of the bends, we need to subtract five-feet for 90-degree turns. 45-degree dryer vent turn is preferred because they deduct only 2.5 feet for the max dryer length.

How Often Should I Clean My Dryer Vent?

The Lint King dryer vent cleaning in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Roselle, Elgin, Barrington...
1932 Oxford Ct Schaumburg, IL
Phone: 847-874-4805