Professional Versus DIY Dryer Hose Cleaning

It is no secret that dryer vent and dryer hose cleaning can help prevent dryer fires. So, if you suspect your dryer hose is clogged with lint and debris and your dyer isn’t performing as it should then you are no doubt looking into dryer hose cleaning. In your search you may have come across dryer hose cleaning brushes and kits. But, how effective are these kits really? As experts in dryer hose cleaning for Woodbury and the surrounding areas, we would like to tell you about the big differences between professional and DIY cleaning.dryer hose cleaning

Dryer hose cleaning can not only help prevent dryer fires, it can even help you save on your energy bill, prevent expensive repairs and extend the life of your dryer. Well, when it comes to professional cleaning that is. Not springing for professional dryer hose cleaning can cost you more in the long run, and put you at risk for a house fire.

Some dryer vents and hoses travel upwards of 30 or even 40 feet, winding their way through the basement or attic with plenty of bends and turns before leading to the outside opening of your home. Dryer hose cleaning kits typically consist of flexible rods of varying lengths, ending in a brush that’s used to clean out lint. But, the problem is, often these kits won’t reach through the entire hose and can even become stuck or lodged in the hose. This can create an even bigger hazard. And, while you may think you’ve cleaned out the entire hose, there may be portions of the hose or vent you have missed. Or, you can even wind up packing lint and debris in there tighter.

If you have metal hard ducts, you may have an easier time using a brush kit, but it’s a bit tougher with flexible ducts, which have creases that can catch the brush, causing it to become stuck. And then you’re out the money you spent on your dryer vent cleaning kit and you’ll have to pay a professional to finish the job and retrieve the lost or broken brush within.

When it comes to dryer hose cleaning done right, you are better off leaving the job to dryer vent cleaning specialists which have the tools to get the job done right. At Dryer Vent Wizard we can get the job done right the first time, using brushes or a large air compressor that runs the entire line to the clog, pushing it out of the exterior vent.

We are also experts in the installation and repair of dryer vents and dryer hoses. Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today to utilize our dryer cleaning service, especially if it has been a few years since you last had this work carried out. For more information on our dryer hose cleaning service near Woodbury, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.