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

I booked with Alberta Furnace Cleaning because they sent me a coupon in my email. When I went to book, I was able to schedule the appointment for a day and time that worked for me and on short notice. Although the work vehicle looks like it could use a refresh, Arnold and Miroslav were excellent. Arnold ensured that he told me what was going on and gave me tips for how to maintain my furnace and dryer vent between cleanings. They were both very polite, professional and efficient. I would happily have them back again!

- Krista Pare

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

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

I used Alberta Furnace Cleaning to clean our our dryer vent. I found them to be very professional and responsive. It was easy to get them on the phone and they explained all the available options. The day of the appointment they arrived exactly when they said they would. The job was completed efficiently and they were all too happy to answer any questions I had. I also received a follow up call from them a couple days after the work was performed just to check that I was happy with everything. Overall, it was a great experience and I’ll be using them for future HVAC or carpet cleaning.

- Jason Sheard

Alberta Furnace cleaning - cleaned our heating ducts and dryer vent in November of 2021.They were on time and very professional ,Well dressed.. even had company shirts and ties on under their coveralls.They did a very good job.... i had other companies clean the ducts before but nothing like Alberta Furnace completed... i was pleasantly surprised how all the ducts were cleaned and the how efficient and particular they were, getting into all corners and replaced any rubber grommets that they used during the cleaning process.They did a extensive cleaning of the A/C coil and furnace.They cleaned up after themselves... you could not even tell that they were here.I will be using this company in the future for furnace and duct cleaning and clothes dryer vent cleaning.I would highly recommend using them for your duct cleaning.You will not be disappointed.A. IsbisterService: HVAC duct & vent cleaning

- adrian isbister