Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is one of the most neglected home maintenance jobs. It’s not until a problem surfaces — hopefully not a dangerous, destructive dryer fire — that most people pay attention. AirWiz Duct Cleaning will make sure your dryer vent is not a hazard to your home and family. Since 2002 we’ve served families in Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas with dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning, radon testing, and radon mitigation services. Call (301) 200-7495 or get a free quote now.

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Dryer Fires — A True Hazard

According to USFAFema.gov, each year there are around 2,900 dryer fires that have resulted in five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer was the cause of 34% of those cases. Unlike dust, lint is highly flammable. When lint builds up, it can reduce airflow and back up exhaust gas into a hot dryer — a potentially explosive combination.

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How to Know If Your Home Needs a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

Experiencing any of these? Set up an appointment today and we will inspect, diagnose, and repair your dryer vent.

If it takes more than one dry cycle to dry your clothes, it’s possible lint has accumulated in your vent.

Clothes too hot to handle after one cycle of drying means the dryer’s exhaust is not venting properly.

If your clothes smell musty in the dryer, it could mean a blocked vent is causing excess moisture.

If you see lint around and behind the dryer, schedule a dryer duct cleaning service.

A blocked vent may cause your laundry room to become warm and humid while the dryer is running.

Your dryer should feel warm, not hot, while it’s running. An overheated dryer or one that suddenly turns off while it’s running could mean the vent is blocked.

A burning smell from the dryer. This means excess lint is getting too hot or catching on fire. Immediate attention is needed.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

You can trust our dryer vent cleaning company. We’ve done tens of thousands of dryer vent cleaning jobs, and we’re certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. Here’s our process:


We start on the exterior wall. Using a specialized tool, we snake a line inside the vent pipe all the way to the clothes dryer.


We suction out all the lint inside the pipe to our truck outside.


We repeat, threading the tool through the vent multiple times until the vent is completely clear.


We now focus on the laundry room, starting with the back of the dryer.


We move the dryer away from the wall and clean the lint trap with an air tool.


We blow debris from the back of the dryer and remove it.


We clean everything from the termination point opening to the outside of your home.


We make sure the dryer vent is built to code and reattach the hose properly. If we notice faulty equipment, we will replace it with your permission.


Finally, we reconnect the dryer, put it back against the wall, and test it to make sure it’s operating efficiently.

Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

This is why you should clean your dryer vents.

Faster dry times

Gentler on clothes

Safety first

Energy efficiency

Extending the dryer’s life

Breathe easier

Reduced carbon monoxide risk

Good Practices to Keep Your Vents Clean Between Professional Cleanings

  • Clean the lint screen after every load of laundry.
  • Schedule regular dryer maintenance to prevent lint buildup.
  • Check the vent outlet frequently to make sure the dryer is venting properly.
  • Ensure the vent isn’t blocked with a bird nest or other obstructions.
  • Install a dryer vent alarm, which will notify you if the airflow becomes blocked.
  • Consider installing a dryer air filter to trap lint that might otherwise escape.
  • Use the correct vent pipe.
Professional dryer vent cleaning services in Rockville, MD

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We believe in our company so much that when you hire AirWiz Duct Cleaning, we consider the first hour of work a free trial. If you’re not impressed, we will stop, pack up, and leave. You pay nothing. If you like our work, we’ll complete our 12-step deep cleaning process. We mean it when we say, “You don’t pay for your duct cleaning service until you see the proven results with your own eyes!”

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A Clean Dryer Vent Means a Safe, Efficient Dryer

Don’t let your clothes dryer sap your energy bill or, worse yet, pose a threat to your home and family. Regular dryer vent cleaning from AirWiz Duct Cleaning will help make sure this appliance functions as it should. Call (301) 200-7495 or schedule now. We serve Rockville, MD, and the surrounding areas including Bethesda, Silver Spring, Gaithersburg, and Frederick. See our about page for more information.

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