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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Our residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning service helps lower energy costs, reduces the time to dry clothes and helps keep your home safe

In addition to our duct cleaning service, CityWide Plumbing & Power also offers residential, strata and commercial dryer vent cleaning services using our state-of-the-art equipment. Most people have no idea that just emptying the lint trap on your dryer is not enough, and that regular cleaning of the ducting from the dryer to the exterior of the home or strata complex is needed. Debris and lint that weren't trapped by the lint screen will slowly clog the dryer vent which decreases the performance of the dryer and in the worst cases, become a fire hazard.

Dryer ducts that are short in length, as well as vent directly from the dryer to the outside of the home, can sometimes be accessed and cleaned by the home owner fairly easily. The further the exterior venting is from the dryer will make the job increasingly difficult and inconvenient for those without the proper tools and training.

Signs you need dryer vent cleaning:

  • Dryer is taking longer than usual to dry a load of laundry
  • Exterior of dryer is hot to the touch
  • Clothes come out hotter than usual
  • Strong odor or burning smell
  • Outside dryer exhaust hood flap or opening is dirty
  • It’s been longer than a year since your last cleaning or inspection

CityWide Plumbing & Power recommends that dryer vents be properly cleaned every 6 to 12 months and both the dryer and vent be inspected every couple of months for any signs of blockage.

For information about our residential or strata/commercial dryer vent cleaning services, give our office a call today.