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DIY vs Professional Dryer Cleaning

You know the importance of keeping your dryer vents clean and clear of lint and debris. But you might be wondering why you need to hire a professional service to clean them rather than simply doing it yourself. After all, you could just buy a dryer vent cleaning kit and get the job done. Right? Well, as dryer vent wizards and experts, we’re here to tell you that’s not quite accurate. There is actually a large difference between DIY’ing a dryer vent cleaning and having it professionally done.

Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned can help you save money on your energy bill and expensive repairs, as well as extend the life of your dryer. But if you do it yourself? You could actually end up costing yourself tons and increase your risk of dryer fire. Why is that?

Well, dryer vent cleaning kits come with flexible rods that have a brush attached to one end and a power drill attached to the other. You connect the brush to a rod, then add more rods as needed till you have one long enough to clean your dryer vent line. That’s when you power up the drill to make the brush spin and clean your vents. The problem? Dryer vents can be LONG—up to 30 or 40 feet—and have tons of turns and twists. And the rods in a dryer vent cleaning kit typically aren’t long enough to run the length of the entire hose.Plus, occasionally those rods will snap, which results in the brush getting stuck in your vent, which means a bigger hazard. Or you could end up missing entire sections of vents, leaving lint and clogs behind. Or you could end up packing debris and lint tighter into the vent line, rather than cleaning it out. Or you might leave a rod behind resulting in a larger mess. Or…well, you get the idea. And once one of these things occur, you’re on the hook for the money you paid for the kit, plus the money you’ll have to spend to hire a professional to finish the job.

There’s more that can go wrong with a DIY kit, too, though. Sometimes the brushes that come in these kits are so sharp they can puncture your vent line! And if that happens and holes are left behind, then the hot air from your dryer can escape into your laundry room resulting in mold.

As professional dryer vent wizards, we come already equipped with the proper tools like large air compressors and brushes that will reach the entire length of a vent. That means we get the job done correctly the first time, which saves you time and money (and increases the safety of your home). Believe us, you’ll be better off and less frustrated with a team who knows what they’re doing!

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