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How do I tell if my dryer vent is clogged?

  • Your clothes don’t come out dry – After your clothes run through a dryer cycle, they may still come out a little damp. This is because a dryer vent is designed to push out hot moist air, but vents clogged with lint makes the moist air stay inside the dryer.

  • There’s a musty smell coming from your dryer – Mold and mildew can form in your dryer vent line when moisture can’t exit the dryer due to a clog.

  • Condensation forms on walls and ceilings around your dryer – When moist air can’t escape through your dryer vent line, then it will go somewhere else. If not back inside the dryer, it will escape into your laundry room, causing condensation to form on your walls and ceiling.

  • A burning smell is coming from your dryer – Most likely lint inside the vent line or dryer housing is getting burnt if you can smell it. If this is the case, this is a fire hazard and you should stop using your dryer IMMEDIATELY to have it cleaned by Lint Busters MN.

  • Dryer exterior is hot to the touch – Your dryer can get a little warm when using it, but if it's hot to the touch after a cycle, then that means the dryer vent is not exhausting air properly.

  • There is lint around the door of your dryer instead of the lint trap – Lint should end up in the lint trap, but when your vent is too clogged and you don’t clean the lint trap enough, then it will end up inside and around the door of your dryer

  • You see lint coming out the outside vent opening - The outside vent opening is where the air from your dryer exits into the world.  If you see lint around the opening, chances are, the vent system needs cleaning.


       Is dryer vent cleaning worth it?  You tell me!


How do professionals clean dryer vents?

  • We will inspect the back of your dryer -  We will check for lint build up at the back of your dryer.  If we find lint we will insure that the dryer vent pipe is properly connected to your dryer. 

  • We will turn your dryer on – The dryer is running and blowing air out while we clean the vent pipe from the outside of your home. 

  • We will clean the vent pipe – Vent pipes are typically 4 inches in diameter.  We direct a 4 inch rotating brush through your entire vent pipe until it reaches your dryer.  Then while the brush is rotating and the dryer is blowing air out, we pull the brush out along with all the lint from your vent pipe.

  • We will clean up – We will clean up the lint that is removed from your dryer vent pipe. 

How much does it cost to have your dryer vent cleaned?

What forms of payment do you accept?

  • We prefer cash, check or Venmo but will also accept credit cards

How often should my dryer vent be cleaned?

  • You may or may not be surprised to hear that many of our customers tell us they have never had their vent cleaned! 

  • The Fire Department suggests a yearly dryer vent cleaning - If it's been more than a year since you have had your dryer vent cleaned, or if you can't remember EVER having your vent cleaned, it's time to schedule a cleaning.  A once yearly cleaning is good for most homes, but if you do more than 5 loads of laundry per week or regularly launder pet blankets with a lot of pet hairs on them, we recommend a twice yearly cleaning. 

  • If you have recently moved into a new home we suggest having your vent cleaned right away.  You don't know when it was last cleaned if ever. 

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