Laundry System & Dryer Vent Cleaning


Inspection, cleaning, and filter changes twice per year. Includes both washer and dryer systems.

Did You Know

According to the U.S Fire Administration, 2,900 dryer fires are reported every year, causing an estimated 100 injuries and $35 million in property loss. The leading cause is a failure to clean the dryer vent.

More Details

The tasks we perform and why they are important for your home:

  • Clean dryer lint trap and screen
  • Clogged dryer lint traps and screens can prevent the dryer from properly exhausting hot air, which can lead to overheating.
  • Clean laundry exhaust vent pipe and caps
  • A clogged exhaust vent pipe is a fire risk and can result in longer times to dry clothes properly and increased electric bills.
  • Clean or replace washing machine filter
  • A dirty or clogged filter will reduce the efficiency of your washer, increasing your energy bill. It can also grow mold and mildew that releases spores into your clothing.

Common Questions

A dryer vent cleaning from a typical service provider can cost anywhere from $100-300 per visit. Items that affect this cost include the length of a run, the location of the vent, and the number of vents. HomeKeep dryer vent cleanings are included with all other services in our maintenance bundles that start at just $399 per year.

Yes, you can clean your dryer vents yourself. Keep in mind you will need a specific set of tools to do so and may risk damaging your vent and/or hose if you do it incorrectly. Tools required include shop-vac, dryer vent cleaning kit with extensions, and a drill with drill bits. HomeKeep recommends professional dryer vent cleaning to ensure it’s done safely and properly.

You should clean your dryer vents at least once per year to remove lint, debris, and to prevent any clogs. Sometimes birds and mice can make their homes inside these areas.

You should be cleaning your dryer lint trap before and after every use.

The first sign that your dryer vent is clogged is that your clothes aren’t drying. Sometimes the machine will shut down because there’s too much heat that is unable to escape through the exhaust. Other notable signs to look for are burning smells and lint gathered near the exhaust.

We do not recommend using a leaf blower to clean your dryer vents as it presents an unsafe environment and fire hazard.

It’s likely that the outside dryer vent is clogged because there is something trapped deeper in the ventilation system or even at the surface itself. The best way to fix this issue is to start cleaning the dryer exhaust and work your way out, though professional assistance would be recommended.

Yes, clogged dryer vents are preventable fire hazards that cost roughly $35 million in property loss every single year.