Frequently Asked Questions

Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning

FAQ

This is a service we offer where we remove all the lint, dirt, debris, and other obstructions from dryer vents. It helps prevent fire hazards, improve dryer performance, and increase energy efficiency.

Our dryer duct cleaning service is different than our air duct cleaning service. Dryer vents contain sticky lint, which requires greater agitation from dryer vent cleaning tools. It is important to take proper care and maintenance of dryer vents to ensure that no safety issues arise because of neglect. Homeowners should schedule an annual dryer vent cleaning for safety and efficiency.

You may need dryer vent cleaning if your dryer takes longer than 40 minutes to dry clothes, you notice a burning smell, or the vent area is very hot to touch. It’s also common to experience trouble with lint accumulation around the dryer, excessively hot clothes (from over-drying), or damp/musty clothes (from under-drying).

This is the vent behind the dryer, designed to discharge moisture and lint outside of the home. Ventilation is a rudimentary safety mechanism for expelling dangerous C02 from your home.

Through the use of reliable tools and expertise, our cleaning techs can locate and clear out all lint clogged inside the vent.

Once we remove the obstructions, it allows the vent to process airflow much easier, which reduces the electricity the machine needs to accomplish this.

Those long drying cycles, resulting from clogged vents, can actually overheat the machine components. Left unaddressed, this increases the risk of combustion. Remember, that laundry dryers are one of the most common sources of electrical fires in residential homes across America.

Any place with a dryer will benefit from dryer vent cleaning. This includes single-family residences, commercial businesses, condos, laundry facilities, and more.

Dryer vent cleaning is an effective way to improve dryer airflow, reduce fire hazards, and achieve greater energy efficiency (for lower utility bills).

It’s possible to clean a dryer vent by oneself, but it’s difficult to get the same results as a professional. Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning offers the most comprehensive cleaning, and we can do it faster than taking a DIY approach to it.

For the most optimal drying results, you could do this annually. Newer machines may need this about every one to three years. If, however, you have an old machine (10 years or older), then you should clean it more often. Finally, if your vent is greater than 15 feet long, those would get filthy much faster than a smaller 5-foot vent.