Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I worry about my dryer vent?
A dirty or badly installed vent can be a serious fire hazard. It also costs you time and money.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 15,500 dryer related fires occur each year. The CPSC reports that the most frequent starting point for these fires was the dryer vent area. The typical scenario is simple: the dryer overheats, the lint catches fire and the fire is then helped by combustibles in the immediate vicinity (these fires can smolder for hours going unnoticed until after you've gone to bed or left your house for an errand).
If your vent is clogged with lint or otherwise obstructed (e.g. a birds nest or crushed vent) your clothes will take longer to dry and your dryer can overheat. If your laundry takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes it's time to act - your vent needs cleaning!
How often should I clean my dryer vent?
This depends on many factors: how much laundry you do, if you have pets that shed hair, if your dryer vent is long and/or has several turns in it, etc. As a general rule of thumb you should have the vent cleaned every 2 years.
How do you clean the dryer vent?
Dryer vent cleaning is done with a combination of a rotating brush and vacuum system.
We set up our vacuum inside the home and connect it to the main vent. Then we "snake" in a rotating brush which brushes the lint off of the dryer vent walls. The vacuum removes the lint that's brushed loose. The process is clean so don't worry about a mess!
How long does it take to clean the dryer vent?
In most cases residential dryer vent cleaning takes about one hour and a half.
Do you service my area?
We service most of Westchester and Putnam County, and parts of Dutchess and Fairfield Counties. We do travel outside of these areas for high volume work.
Do you install new dryer vents?
Yes. We use rigid metal ducting for our dryer vent installation work whenever possible.
How much do you charge?
Our prices are very affordable. For competitive reasons we ask that you please call for a quote.
Do you offer volume discounts?
Yes. If two or more people coordinate scheduling together on the same day and in the same neighborhood we are happy to offer you a discount. The more people to schedule the better the discount.
If you live in a condo or housing development we are able to offer great rates if the whole complex decides to have the vents serviced. This is often best coordinated through the condo board or condo's management agency.
Do you have references?
Absolutely. These are available on request.
How Long Does It Take Before I Can Get An Appointment?
We can usually fit you in within a day or two. But, please realize during busy periods the wait may be longer.