Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Common sense tells us that when appliances are clean, they just work better. At AirWiz Duct Cleaning, we see the truth of this every day. We fix many dryers that don’t work properly — and are even dangerous — because they are dirty. Don’t let that happen to you. Call (301) 200-7495 or get a free quote now. We serve Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas with our dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning, mold remediation, and radon testing.

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Does My Home’s Dryer Vent Need Professionally Cleaned?

If you have any of these issues, it’s time to schedule an appointment.

  • Extended drying time: Most loads of laundry should dry in about 45 minutes or less. If yours are consistently damp, this could be due to a buildup of lint in the dryer vent and higher energy bills.
  • Overly hot clothes: If your clothes are too hot to handle when they come out of the dryer, it means the exhaust is not venting correctly. It makes the dryer extremely hot —and it makes your clothes wear out faster too.
  • Hot laundry room: If your dryer vents are blocked, hot air will be pushed back into the room instead of outside w it belongs. The room will become hot and humid.
  • Unpleasant odors: A buildup of mold and mildew in the vent can cause a bad smell. Even worse, excess lint can catch on fire causing a full-blown emergency. If you ever smell a burning smell from the dryer, get immediate help. We’ve seen numerous burned vents and destroyed dryers from fires.
  • Lint flap issues: The small flap on the outside vent should open freely when the dryer is running to release lint and air. If it’s stuck or doesn’t fully open, this will cause problems.
  • Sudden shutdowns: If your dryer is running and suddenly stops during the cycle, it’s overheating. The dryer will shut down to prevent damage or a fire.

Benefits of Regular Dryer Vent Cleanings

Let’s review how a clean dryer vent benefits your system.

Faster drying

Clean vents lead to efficient airflow and reduced dry time.

Gentler on clothes

Overly hot dryers are hard on clothes and damage fabric.

Safety first

Unlike dust, lint is highly flammable. A vent clogged with lint pushing hot air back into the dryer is a fire waiting to happen.

Energy efficient

Having a clean air vent means warm air is easily able to circulate throughout the system and out the outdoor vent. It uses less energy, saving you money.

Extends dryer’s life expectancy

Keeping the vent clean puts less strain on your dryer, reducing the need for repairs and prolonging its life.

Improved air quality

Less lint and debris means fewer allergens and irritants in the air.

Reduced carbon monoxide risk

Dryers, especially gas dryers, can emit carbon monoxide. A clear vent will properly vent out the gas, reducing the risk of a buildup.

Dryer vent cleaning process in Rockville, MD

Our Vent Cleaning Process

A proper air duct cleaning job starts with superior equipment and expert training of the technicians. It includes an inspection, diagnosis, and repairs when needed. Keep in mind that not every company offers quality service. Most of them cut corners to save time and money. When it comes to the duct cleaning process, you get what you pay for.

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Here's how we work:


During the duct cleaning process, we first *cut a clean-out port in the main trunk duct. This allows access to hook up our powerful negative air machine, which will put the system under suction before the vents begin to get cleaned.


We then 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 use a truck-mounted professional air compressor to power the pneumatic cleaning tools with high-pressure compressed air. These tools whip the duct to agitate the dust while blowing it toward the center of the system where the negative air machine collects it.


We clean inside 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.


Rest assured, 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.

*We install a few access ports in the ducts for proper cleaning as per the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). The holes are then closed with metal plates and can be reused for all subsequent cleanings.

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 often 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 Company

Most homeowners never even think about cleaning out the dryer vent in the laundry room until they have a problem. Don’t take a chance that your first problem is a serious one. Schedule your dryer vent cleaning today with AirWiz Duct Cleaning. Call (301) 200-7495 or schedule now. We serve Rockville, MD, and the surrounding areas including Columbia, Germantown, Potomac, Falls Church, and Springfield. We also offer packaging options, see our packages page for more information.

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