Frequently Asked Questions
The typical things you may notice are longer drying times, the dryer may feel warm or hot to the touch, lint collecting behind the dryer, or less lint on the lint screen after a cycle. With severe enough blockages you may feel little to no airflow from the dryer vent cover, water leaking from the dryer door, or the dryer shutting off prematurely. Time really is the main indicator because if the dryer vent has not been cleaned in recent memory, it is likely due.
Steam from the vent cover is an indication of airflow, but not necessarily proper airflow. The only real way to know for sure is to do an airflow test and anything less than 1200 CFM is a sign of poor airflow.
I can install or repair your dryer vent and come equipped with most everything I may need to complete the job in one trip. From design to installation and permits (if needed), I can get you a new dryer vent.
Yes I do and I have access to dryer vent covers that will last a lifetime.
The process is simple enough using a rotary brush system at the end of fiberglass rods. Most people think it looks like a roto rooter system which in effect it is. But specifically designed for dryer venting and in my capable hands, very effective at returning your dryer vents to near new condition.
It is recommended to have your dryer vent cleaned annually.
Absolutely. Poor airflow due to a dirty dryer vent makes the dryer work harder and the internal temperature spike during operation. Add in lint that is not being blown out of the dryer and you have a source for combustion. More than 15,000 dryer fires happen each year.
I charge a flat rate of $119.00 to clean your dryer vent.
Yes. I can repair, replace and even install dryer vents.
Absolutely. Birds love dryer vents, but when they make the vent their home, bad things happen. I can help evict the bird and return the dryer venting to like new condition.
Most dryer vents are not installed by a certified dryer exhaust technician and this means the venting may not be providing the best airflow to the dryer. I have access to the training, knowledge and materials to get the most airflow through your dryer vent.
I provide dryer vent services in the Portland Metro area and in portions of Southern Oregon. Check out my service area maps or give me a call for specific service area questions.
That hose is the dryer transition hose and is crucial to ensuring proper airflow for the dryer and limiting dust into your home. They can sometimes be a little difficult to change so let me install a new transition hose for you.
I only specialize dryer venting. There are a few very good and reputable air duct cleaners in the area that I can recommend for those services.