Dryer Vents

All Star A/C & Heating Services

Dryer Vent Cleaning Houston, Texas

Dryer vent cleaning can have a huge impact on the health and safety of your home. Your dryer vent is usually out of sight and out of mind since it is truly unseen. With this being the case, it is easy for homeowners to forget about them. Regularly cleaning your dryer vent will improve your indoor air quality and protect your entire family.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Around 3,000 fires in the United States are caused by dryer vent fires each year. Fires that have caused millions of dollars in damage and resulted in many injuries and even deaths. Many of these house fires could have been easily avoided with proper dryer vent cleaning.
The cause of these fires is the lint accumulating in dryer vents. Most homeowners do not know that lint is highly flammable. Lint traps and filters will trap a majority of loose fabric fibers, but some make their way into the dryer vent and accumulate over time. This accumulation of lint becomes a major fire hazard and must be cleaned thoroughly regularly.

Aside from fire safety, dryer vent cleaning offers several other benefits like:

Improves Dryer Efficiency: Lint and debris accumulation restricts airflow and decreases the efficiency of your dryer. Your dryer is forced to work harder to achieve the same level. Many times, homeowners mistake their dryer for taking longer to dry their clothes for something mechanical, and not a clogged dryer vent.

 Improved Indoor Air Quality: When a gas dryer has a buildup of lint, the exhaust fumes from the dryer are restricted from flowing out of the home. These fumes, carbon monoxide, can cause poisoning or even death.

Reduces Moisture Buildup: A clogged dryer vent will keep moisture from being removed from the dryer. Adding moisture to an accumulation of lint can produce a mortar-like paste that can become hard and very difficult to remove. Moisture buildup can also produce mold and mildew on the vent pipe, on walls surrounding the dryer, and inside your dryer.

Maintains the Integrity of Your Clothing: If your dryer takes longer and your clothing is exposed to high heat, the fabric in your clothes can begin to break down. Regularly scheduled dryer vent cleaning can increase the lifespan of your clothing.

Saves Money and Increases Energy Efficiency: Properly maintained dryer vents will reduce the need for dryer repairs. A clean dryer vent will reduce the amount of time your dryer runs, which will reduce your energy consumption.

Our Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

Pre Inspection: Our HVAC technicians will inspect your dryer vent to determine the severity of build-up of lint and debris in your dryer vent. From this initial inspection, we will create a plan to clean your dryer vent and provide an estimate of the cost.

Agitation: After the estimate is approved, our technicians use a motorized brush to loosen the lint and debris from your dryer vent and dryer duct.

Vacuum and Removal: Our technician will use a high-powered suction vacuum to remove the lint, debris, and dust from your dryer vent. Our process is extremely contained and will not allow contaminants to enter the rest of your home.

Clean Up: After your dryer vent is clean, we will make sure that the areas around your dryer vent and duct are cleaned thoroughly.


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Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

Most dryer vent cleanings will take an hour or two at the most. The factors that will affect the cleaning time are the amount of lint buildup, accessibility to the vent and any damage caused by lint buildup.

At All Star A/C & Heating Services, we recommend cleaning your dryer vents every one to two years depending on the use of your dryer. For your safety, it is best to keep your dryer vent clean to avoid fires and unnecessary wear and tear on your dryer.
Extended drying times or if your clothes coming out moist and hot indicate you have a restriction in your dryer’s airflow. In addition, if you notice loud noises, smoke, mold, or mildew in or around your dryer, it is best to call All Star A/C & Heating Services to have your dryer inspected.
Clogged dryer vents due to lint buildup can cause problems such as: fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, mold growth, and mildew growth.
The cost will vary depending on the amount of lint buildup. The average cost is around $150-$200. The type of dryer can also drive up the cost.

Once a year.

How do I know if my dryer vent needs cleaning? Here are six signs you need your dryer vent cleaned: 

  • Your clothes take longer to dry than normal
  • Your clothes come out of the dryer hot to the touch
  • Your laundry room gets warmer than normal when drying clothes
  • Burnt smell when using the dryer
  • Your dryer suddenly stops running
  • Your last dryer cleaning was over a year ago
Lint buildup is the primary cause of fire from the dryer vent.