Professional vs DIY Dryer Vent Cleaning

You already know that cleaning your dryer vents can help prevent dryer fires. But why is professional dryer vent cleaning any better than doing it yourself? You could just buy a dryer vent cleaning brush/kit and be done with it, right? As experts in dryer vent cleaning we’re here to tell you that’s not entirely accurate. There’s a big difference between professional cleaning and DIY.

Cleaning out your dryer vents can save on your energy bill, extend the life of your dryer and save you money on expensive repairs - IF you have it professionally done that is. Doing it yourself can actually cost you big in the long run and increase the risk of fire. Why?

Dryer vent cleaning kits come with flexible rods that contain a brush on one end and power drill on the other. You connect the brush to one rod, then add more as needed to clean the entire line. Then once that’s in place you add the power drill to make the brush spin. The issue here? Dryer vents can be 30-40 feet long and contain plenty of twists and turns and these rods usually aren’t long enough to run the entire hose. Not to mention sometimes a rod will snap leaving the brush stuck in your vent, creating a bigger hazard. So, you could be missing entire sections of your vents during cleaning leaving lint behind OR you could even be packing lint and debris in there even tighter OR you could be creating a bigger mess than you started with leaving a brush or rod behind. Yikes! Then you’re out the money you paid for the brush/kit, plus out the money you’ll have to pay a professional to finish the job.

Another thing that can go wrong with a DIY kit? Sometimes the bristles on the brush that come with it can be sharp enough to actually puncture your vent. If that happens and you leave a hole behind, the result will be allowing hot, humid air from the dryer out into your laundry room causing mold. It also increases the risk of fire.

Professional dryer vent cleaners come equipped with the proper tools such as brushes that fit the length of the vents or a large air compressor to get the job done right the first time, saving you money AND time. Believe us, you’ll be better off and less frustrated with a team who knows what they’re doing!

We're the experts for professional NY Metro Dryer Vent Cleaning & repair! Give us a call at 845-610-2779 so NY Metro Dryer Vent Wizard can help you save energy, time, and money. Some of the towns we service include: Orange County NY, Rockland County NY, Middletown NY, Tuxedo Park NY, Warwick NY the surrounding NY Metro & Northern NJ areas!

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