When you use your clothes dryer regularly, the vent can collect a lot of hair, lint, and other debris. These contaminants quickly accumulate as the clothing continues to spin around inside the appliance. It would be best to empty it after every load, but not everyone is so thorough.
The lint can eventually block the dryer vent if you forget to remove it, creating a fire hazard. If it only gets partially blocked, the dryer must work harder with each cycle to remove moisture from your clothes. It also raises the heat inside your home and your energy bills. However, scheduling an annual dryer vent cleaning is a simple way to solve this issue.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Costs
At PNW Fresh Air, we charge $129 for a complete dryer vent cleaning service, including duct cleaning, negative pressure and brushing, and furnace inspection. However, the price is $159 if it requires a clean-up from the inside due to its height. We also charge that price if it’s entirely clogged. We perform the dryer vent clean-up from the outside to the inside with the appliance turned on to be able to check the pressure.
Remember that a clogged dryer duct can lead to many unfortunate scenarios. When debris blocks the vent, the exhaust gases that the dryer produces get backed up, creating a potential fire hazard that’s just waiting to unfold.
In the worst case, the costs of cleaning up smoke and fire damage can reach between $3000 and $28000. Other slightly less troublesome issues like a system short-circuit can incur varying electrical work and repair costs.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
To perform an efficient cleaning, the technician first starts by tracing and inspecting the vent thoroughly. They begin the cleaning process using the best tools and devices available to clear obstacles. Dirt, dust, debris, animal waste, and everything else that accumulates outside and obstructs the lint flow is removed.
Afterward, the technician clears up any other material and lint accumulated on the dryer vent and proceeds to clean the area behind it. The process ends with the dryer lint trap and drum cleaning and continues with an inspection to ensure that it’s properly cleaned and ready for work.
About PNW Fresh Air
PNW Fresh air is a local and family-owned company that provides excellent HVAC cleaning services, including dryer vent cleaning, duct cleaning, and furnace system maintenance. We work around Everett, WA, and we focus on offering the best customer service. At this company, we want to significantly improve your home life quality by making all the air you breathe as clean as possible.