Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning

A clogged dryer vent could be costing almost an extra $3.00 per load!

The lint that can accumulate in the dryer’s ventilation system not only reduces your dryer’s efficiency but it also makes it a fire hazard. A clogged dryer vent costs you extra money and can potentially cause a fire in your home. Our cleaning service is the most cost-effective way to eliminate the risks associated with a clogged residential dryer.

For most homes, cleaning for your residential dryer should be done twice a year depending on use. Cleaning needs to be done to maintain proper air velocity and volume.

Warning Signs:

  • Excess lint behind dryer: 
    • Clogged dryer vents can prevent lint from properly through the vent system. This issue can cause a buildup of lint behind your dryer.
  • Longer dry time: 
    • If your clothes are not drying in one cycle this is a strong sign that there may be an obstruction in your dryer vent preventing the proper airflow needed to work efficiently.
  • Overheat shut off:
    • When a vent line is clogged your dryer has to work harder and does not allow heat to be vented properly, causing it to overheat. Dryers that overheat typically shut off to prevent a fire. This warning should not be taken lightly.
  • No lint on lint screen:
    • Lint screens should be cleaned after each drying cycle. If your screen does not accumulate lint, this is a sign that the air that carries the line is not making it through the screen and out of the dryer because of a clogged dryer vent.
  • Excess lint on clothing:
    • Obstructed dryer vents do not allow your dryer to properly expel lint causing lint to accumulate on clothing during a drying cycle.
  • Hot Dryer and Hot Clothes:
    • If the top of your dryer is hot to the touch or if clothing is excessively hot after drying cycle it can be a warning sign that there is inadequate air flow caused by a clogged dryer vent.
  • Mold Smell:
    • Clogged vents can create a breeding ground for molds that cause unpleasant odors and health issues.

The drying process produces large amounts of lint. Large amounts of lint can restrict or block the dryer vent – creating a fire hazard or causing expensive water damage. Since a gas dryer vents the exhaust from combustion along the same path the lint moves, a vent that is blocked may allow deadly carbon monoxide to escape into the work area, creating a threat to workers and customers.

Our technicians use top-of-the-line power vacuum equipment, with custom-made dryer vent brushes that help remove lint and other debris during our source removal process.

Each of our technicians utilizes their extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that your dryer vent is cleaned properly. We’re the professionals you can trust for Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Jacksonville, St. Johns, and Surrounding Areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What type of schedule do I need for dryer vent cleaning?

The schedule you set up for regular dryer vent cleaning depends on your vent system and your dryers. You want to have your vents cleaned often enough that you don’t have an equipment failure. When you hire North Florida Dryer Vent Cleaning, we will inspect your duct system and recommend a cleaning schedule. Often, you will need to have your dryer vents cleaned once or twice a year, depending on your specific system.

Why do I have to run my clothes multiple times to get them dry?

Often, the dry time for a residential or commercial dryer will depend on the airflow through the machine and the venting duct. If the air is impeded out of the dryer due to a blocked venting duct, you could notice longer drying times and the need to run your clothing twice. When this is the case, dryer vent cleaning is necessary.

What is considered to be a long dry time?

While every dryer is different, you will likely know when you have a long dry time. Of course, if you have to run clothing for multiple cycles that usually become dry in one cycle, you have a long dry time. Usually, a long dry time will range from 90 to 180 minutes. When you have a clean dryer vent, you can get your laundry done in about an hour.

Is the problem with my dryer or my dryer vent?

Most of the time, it will be your dryer vent. You don’t need to call an appliance technician or go buy a new dryer. Often, getting your dryer vents cleaned will fix the issue at home or at your business.

Can I run some type of test to figure out if it's my dryer or my dryer vent?

Yes, there is a very quick test you can do to figure out if your dryer or your dryer vent is the issue.

Start by pulling your dryer out from the wall and disconnecting the dryer hose from the wall. Then, just run the dryer on a timed cycle. 

If the dryer vent hose doesn’t heat up, you have an issue with your dryer. However, if it stays hot and blows how for one to five minutes without any interruptions, you have a dryer vent problem. Often, when you remove the hose from the wall, your dryer will work properly, which means you need dryer vent cleaning services.

What does it mean if my laundry room is very humid?

When a dryer vent becomes clogged or has a blockage, it can cause your laundry room to become very humid. When this is the case, it means the air is not completely escaping throughout the vent. In some cases, a humid laundry room might mean the flex hose has been torn, ripped, or disconnected. It’s often a good idea to have a vent cleaning done and/or replace the flexible duct to fix this issue.

Why won't my dryer heat up properly?

If you have a dryer vent blockage, the air cannot escape, so your dryer temperature sensor will sense an issue. This can cause the gas or electric heat for the dryer to be kicked off. The dryer will think there is a problem constantly. As the temperature sensor does its job by preventing a major fire, you will notice there isn’t as much, or any, heat in the dryer. If you continue to run your dryer like this, the sensor will eventually fail.

Do I need to call a warranty service company or appliance technician first?

It’s smart to wait to call a warranty service company or an appliance technician. They will likely ask you when you last had your dryer vents cleaned. A better way to approach common issues with dryers is to call a vent cleaning company first. Once your vents have been cleaned, if you still have issues, it might be time to make a call to a service company or technicians. It can often save you money to have your vents cleaned first since clean dryer vents will fix many common issues.

What type of dryer vents will North Florida Dryer Vent Cleaning service?

We provide cleaning services and installation services for a variety of dryer vents, both commercial and residential. Our team will provide services for side exit vents, low vents, high vents, roof vents, vents with multiple 90-degree angles, and more. We specialize in dryer vents and provide the cleaning, repair, and installation services you need.

Why is cleaning the dryer vent so important?
A clogged vent can restrict the airflow inside the dryer drum,hampering the performance and risking overheating. 
How often does dryer vent need cleaning?
Recommend cleaning dryer vent every 6 to 12 months.
Signs of a clogged dryer vent.
  • Dryer takes too long to dry clothes.
  • The Dryer takes more than one cycle.
  • The Dryer feels hot when touched.
  • If you see lint on the outside vent opening.
How to keep maintenance on your dryer vent?
  • Clean lint trap after every cycle.
  • Regular vent cleanings

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