Dryer Vent, Maintenance, Resources + Tips

Dryer Vent Regular Maintenance

Dryer vent cleaning is cleaning of the flexible duct between the dryer and the point where the vent exits the house. Over time this duct may become filled with dust and lint from the dryer, and cleaning helps improve airflow from the dryer, increase energy efficiency, and reduces the risk of a dryer fire. 

Your dryer vent should be cleaned every 6 to 12 months depending on how much your dryer is used. A build up of lint and debris looks like this:

Between cleanings:

  • Check your dryer vent every few months to ensure that it is not blocked or full of lint.
  • If your dryer is taking an unusually long time to dry, or if clothes are always damp, your dryer vent may be clogged
  • You can check your dryer vent by moving your dryer away from the wall and detaching the flexible duct from the back and looking into it.
  • If you have a short duct directly to the outside and a shop vac, you may be able to clean the duct out quite easily on your own.

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What Our Customers Have To Say

I had my ducts and vents cleaned in March 2021 and I was impressed by how thoughtful Richie was. As he cleaned the ducts, he made sure to not leave a mess when he went from room to room. When it came to the dryer duct, Richie even cleaned up the giant dust bunny that he pulled out, and this was outside! I would definitely be back for my next duct and vent cleaning with Alberta Furnace Cleaning! Thank you to both Xianglong and Richie!

- Sophia Mah

Equipment was new and well maintained. Staff were pleasant to deal with and explained what they were doing. They efficiently dealt with their business. Cleaned up after themselves. No concerns at all.

- Barry Maron

They came early and did an amazing job cleaning all of our vents, making our dryer vent clean as a whistle and making our home safe and clean again! I had my 10 month old at home at time and they were so kind about making sure he was okay with the noise. Cannot thank them enough for their work! Get your services done by them everytime!

- Karen Sarsiat

Called around 11am and they were able to come out same day! Very prompt, friendly and got the job done quickly. They were upfront and clear about their prices. Would definitely use their services again.

- Patricia Smith