Locally-owned, professional dryer vent cleaning services in Edmonton and surrounding areas since 1981! Locally-owned, professional dryer vent cleaning services in Edmonton and surrounding areas since 1981!

Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Do you know the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? Have you noticed a burning smell is present when the dryer is running? Is your dryer hot on the outside of the machine when running? Might be time for a dryer vent cleaning.

Why should you have your dryer vent cleaned?

Lint and debris from your dryer can gradually clog the dryer vent, leading to:

  • Decreased dryer function
  • Longer drying cycles
  • In extreme cases, a potential fire hazard to your home.

Regular professional vent cleaning of the duct leading from the dryer to the outside of your home is necessary both for the performance of your dryer and your peace of mind.

A dryer vent cleaning straight from a home in Edmonton. Footage provided by our Furnace Cleaning Technicians.

Can I Clean My Dryer Vent Myself?

Short ducts venting directly from the dryer to the exterior of the home can normally be easily accessed and cleaned by the homeowner, however, the further the dryer is from the exterior vent, the more difficult and inconvenient this can become.

Using high pressure air tools, we pull built-up lint from your dryer vent, removing any blockages as well as clearing the build up on the sides of the duct. 

To read more about the pros and cons of cleaning your own dryer vent, read our article DIY Dryer Vent Cleaning vs. Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning.

Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?

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. 

If your dryer is not working, there could be many causes including a blocked dryer vent. We can’t  guarantee that cleaning the dryer vent will impact the operation of the dryer.

How do I know when my dryer vent needs cleaning?

If your clothes are taking longer than usual to dry and there is excessive lint present in your dryer, it might be time to get your dryer vent cleaned. Other signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned include:
1. A burning smell is present when the dryer is running.
2. The dryer is hot on the outside of the machine when running.
3. Your laundry room is hot when the machine is running.
4. Your laundry is overly hot when you take it out of the dyer.
5. It hasn’t been cleaned in a long time (over a year).

Where is my dryer vent?

Since your dryer vent is attached to your dryer, wherever you do laundry is where your dryer vent starts! Your dryer vent could be in a couple of different places: the basement, main floor or second floor. Depending on where your dryer vent is located will determine how we clean it. Dryer vent cleaning may be done from the inside of the home (if the external vent is not accessible), or the outside of the home (if the external vent is accessible). 

Internal vs. external dryer vent cleaning.

The method for cleaning and time to clean is substantially different. Internal access takes more time because the dryer often must be moved in order to access the vent, which must be done by the homeowner with great care. Our technicians do not move the dryer for internal cleaning, this is the responsibility of the homeowner. Additionally, the large vacuum hose must be brought up to the laundry room. The price for internal dryer vent cleaning does reflect these extra steps.

How Will You Clean My Dryer Vent?

Basement Dryer Vent Cleaning

We will be able to clean your dryer vent externally. No need to move your dryer!

Main Floor Dryer Vent Cleaning

We will be able to clean your dryer vent externally. No need to move your dryer!

Second Floor Dryer Vent Cleaning

Since the external vent will be out of our reach, we will clean your dryer vent from the inside. We must be able to access the dryer vent with room to work, which usually means that the dryer must be moved away from the wall. Please move your dryer at least 3 feet away from the wall.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Reviews

Arnold and Kanta cleaned my furnace, AC coils, vents and dryer vent. They were very friendly and told me I could ask any question I had. They were early, but called ahead to make sure I was home and that it was ok to come. They were quick and efficient and very professional. Thank you Arnold and Kanta.Services: HVAC duct & vent cleaning, A/C system maintenance

- Brenda Jaques

Joseph and his partner cleaned my furnace and dryer vent with absolutely no issues! They were efficient and very clean, and so friendly! I am so glad I went with Alberta Furnace as they were professional and so kind. Would highly recommend them to anyone :)

- Kristyn Mahoney

The team showed up within the time frame given. They were very friendly and helpful. In addition to the furnace and duct cleaning, I also had my dryer vent cleaned. Great job and quicker than I thought it would take.Service: HVAC duct & vent cleaning

- Heather Turner

Andrew and his team provided courteous and friendly service. They showed up on time and clearly explained all of the work that they did. All fees were as expected from the quote with no unexpected costs. They were thorough and efficient. We had our ducts, AC coil, dryer vent and central vacuum system cleaned and are happy with the service. We would recommend and use them again.Service: HVAC duct & vent cleaning

- Katy Rogal

Their team was professional, arrived on time and was very quick to get the work done. They were also able to work around me and my spouse while we were working from home. I had a duct, furnace and dryer vent cleaning. The staff was courteous and professional and followed all public health directives. They were able to complete the work in question, they also advised of some additional work I may need on my furnace (which was something their team couldn't do) - I appreciated this as it certainly wasn't a money-grab on their end as they advised they wouldn't be able to fix the issue, just that they noticed it and suggested I get it looked at. That's above and beyond! They even allowed me to rebook my appointment 3 different times due to the pandemic and still have me the deal they were offering in November. On top of providing great service and pricing, they also followed up with a call the next day to ensure I was still happy with everything. I will definitely use these guys again and would highly recommend to friends and family.Service: HVAC duct & vent cleaning

- Jackie Strohschein

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