A Clean Dryer Vent Saves Money and Helps Prevent House Fires
It’s been more than two hours and your clothes still are damp. If this sounds familiar, it could be time for you to have your dryer vent cleaned. If you are sure that your clothes dryer is warming up (maybe even too hot) and your clothes are tumbling, you may have a lint filled, plugged-up dryer duct. Time to call in the professional at Twin Cities Duct Cleaning.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Shortens Drying Times, Saves You Money and Prevents Fires!
Dryer Vent Cleaning Prices
The cost of dryer vent cleaning varies widely from one company to the next. Another point to consider is who is doing the work. An appliance repair technician is considerably more expensive than a professional dryer vent cleaning company like Twin Cities Duct Cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning prices seem to vary from $65 when included with another service already being performed at your home (duct cleaning for example), to $199 if a special trip is made by a repairman. Companies will often charge more for dryer vents which are seriously plugged or have long runs. Fore example, a dryer vent which is vented to the other side of the house, two stories up and out through the roof will be charged more. That said, it’s quite rare when we see that. Most are pretty straight forward and are charged the quoted rate.
Look for a company that will give you a guaranteed quote on dryer vent cleaning. If the duct cleaning company needs to come out to do an inspection and give a quote, expect to pay a lot more. At DuctCleaningTwinCities.com the price is always guaranteed; $65 when included with air duct cleaning, or $99 for dryer vent cleaning only. Both of these prices are for a blow-out only. It will cost slightly more to brush and we can generally give you an accurate price quote over the phone. Remember, the same equipment which is used for duct cleaning is also used to clean dryer vents, so there is minimal setup required if we are already doing a duct cleaning or furnace cleaning.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits:
- Faster drying times – the damp air is vented outdoors instead of recirculating within the tumble chamber.
- A clean clothes dryer vent consumes less energy – The longer it takes to dry your clothes, the more energy you use. Most homeowners realize more than enough energy savings in just the first 3 months to pay for the service call!
- House fire hazard avoided – the lint which has built-up over time in the heating chamber and dryer vent is removed, eliminating spontaneous combustion due to excessive heat.
Bird’s Nests can Cause a Plugged – Clogged Dryer Vent
Situations like these happen all to often in our line of work. In this case, the owner of a beauty salon in Hopkins, MN called to have us come out and clean his dryer vent. When we arrived, the stylist told us that for quite some time it had been taking far too long to dry their towels. We found a bird’s nest to be the culprit and you could barely feel a draft coming from the vent. As you can see above, it was a very big nest, complete with twigs, straw, feathers, lint and more. In less than 30 minutes we were able to clear the clogged vent, brush it, and blow it clean. They easily spent far more in electricity in just a couple months, than our charge for cleaning it. Luckily, they took care of it before there was a dryer vent fire.
Call (612) 412-1867 for dryer vent cleaning, duct cleaning and more in the Twin Cities.
260 Clarence St
St Paul, MN 55106