Dryer Vent Cleaning Service in Lakeville, MN and Surrounding Areas
Dryer Vent Cleaning Services:
Solo Service Dryer Vent Cleaning: $150 plus tax
Dryer Vent Cleaning with Air Duct Cleaning: $100 plus tax (discounted combo rate)
Ladder Access Fee (under 20 ft): $25 plus tax
Roof Access Fee (or ladder over 20 ft): $50 plus tax
Dryer Vent Inspection (only if cleaning not required): $100 plus tax
Add on Services:
Dryer Vent Line Reconnect: Based on labor and supplies, usually $20-50
Dryer Vent Line Repairs: Based on labor and supplies, usually $20-100
Dryer Vent DIY Brush Retrieval Solo Service: $150 plus tax
Dryer Vent DIY Brush Retrieval with full cleaning: $200 plus tax
Dryer Vent Screen Removal (Roof Vent): $100 as a solo service or free with cleaning
Pest Guard Installation: $100 as a solo service, $50 with dryer vent cleaning
*Roof and Ladder fees apply to all required services
Limitations for roof vents: We carry two ladders, a 20 footer and a 36 footer and in some instances may also be able to access the roof from a window. We do have a secondary method of cleaning from inside the home when applicable. Please let us know if you have any concerns about this and we can address the situation ahead of time.
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What process is used to clean my dryer vent? External cleaning:
At MN Duct Pros, we have a few methods of cleaning. Depending on the set up and situation, we may recommend high volume air cleaning, or contact brush cleaning. In both situations, we clean the dryer vent from the outside. We use top of the line equipment, specialty tools, and inspection gear to provide the highest quality service.
Air Method: We use a reverse spinning ball combined with 175-200 psi of compressed air. This specialized tool drives its way through the dryer vent ducting all the way to the back of the dryer. On its way in and out it dislodges any lint or build up and shoots it out of the system at the exit of the home. On the outside we also use a high powered vacuum with dust bag to collect all lint expelled. Upon cleaning we will check for proper air flow and backdraft flap operation. This method has better application for confined dryers with limited access.
Brush Method: This method includes disconnecting the transition line at the back of the dryer. We hook up a high powered shop vac at that end, and using a variety of specialized rotating brushes, we brush and extract all the way to the transition line. This cleaning method is a little more time inclusive, and ultimately, your transition line may need replacement depending on the original installation and current condition of the line.
Lint compartment cleaning: We come inside to check the dryer vent connection, vacuum the lint trap, and vacuum the lint trap housing.
Internal Dryer Disclaimer: We do nothing to the internal workings of the dryer. We specifically clean the entire dryer vent line from hood to dryer and the lint compartment. If we have concerns about excessive build up in the actual dryer, we may recommend having the dryer dismantled and cleaned out by an appliance repair company. This is not currently a service we offer, but we may in the near future. This is an example of the internal components of my own dryer, which has never had a blockage or issue, and has always had the dryer vent cleaned regularly.
How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
We recommend having your dryer vent cleaned every 1-2 years. Depending on factors such as frequency of dryer usage and length and diameter of dryer vent ductwork, we will use our professional opinion to determine the suggested frequency for your individual needs.
Why should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
Fire Hazard - According to the U.S. Fire Administration, "2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires."
Efficiency and Energy - A clogged or even partially clogged dryer vent may cause much longer drying times, ultimately driving up your energy bill. This added stress on your dryer may also lead to a shorter lifespan and earlier replacement.
Health and Humidity - When your dryer vent is clogged, the air from the dryer is often pushed back into the home. This can cause major humidity issues, including a musty smell from the area and in your freshly dried clothes. In severe cases this may also lead to mold growth or carbon monoxide being released back into the house instead of through the dryer vent to the outside of the home.