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Visible lint at the dryer vent’s termination is a good indicator it needs cleaning.

Have you ever heard of a clothes dryer catching fire? If not, don’t feel bad. Most people aren’t aware of the very real fire hazard inside their own laundry room – but what you don’t know can hurt you. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that thousands of residential fires are attributed to household gas and electric clothes dryers. And dryer-related home fires are increasing at an alarming rate. This is because more and more new homes are being built with the washer and dryer deep inside the home, far from an exterior wall, which usually means a very long and winding clothes dryer vent—making it far easier for lint to get compacted.

If you have a long dryer vent, it is likely that every time you dry clothes, microscopic particles of lint are escaping past the lint screen and depositing themselves in the long dryer vent, eventually clogging it. With a clogged exhaust vent, the clothes dryer has a difficult time doing its job safely. Lint, which is highly flammable, should be removed from your dryer ducts by a professional to ensure your family’s safety and protect your home from fire. The dryer vent technicians at A to Z Chimney Services use an extremely powerful vacuum to remove compacted lint boulders. We find that many of our customers are surprised by how much lint we remove from their dryer vent.

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Dryer Vent Before Cleaning

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After Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned?

There are several reasons for having your dryer vent cleaned regularly, including:

1. Fire Hazard. First, and worst of all, when a dryer vent is clogged, flammable lint is more likely to back up into the dryer and ignite, causing a fire which can spread to the rest of the home.

2. Carbon Monoxide Hazard. In the event that you have a dryer that uses natural gas or propane, a second hazard is carbon monoxide poisoning. With the exhaust vent clogged, carbon monoxide can get backed up into the home, threatening the health of the occupants.

3. Longer Drying Time / Wasted Energy. If your dryer is taking longer to dry clothes than it should, it’s very likely your vent is way overdue for a cleaning. When the vent is clogged, the clothes take much longer to dry and consequently more energy is wasted. Higher utility bills and aggravation are the results of putting up with longer drying times. It’s not uncommon to think that you need a new dryer because it doesn’t dry like it used to – but that might not be the case!

4. Dryer Overheats/ Wears Out Prematurely. When the vent is clogged with lint, the dryer can overheat, causing the heating element and other expensive parts to wear out prematurely. Why pay repair bills or replace a dryer prematurely when you can avoid it?

If it turns out that you do have one of the really long dryer vents, it is best to have it cleaned and inspected on a regular basis. With specialized tools designed specifically for dryer vent cleaning, A to Z Chimney Services’ technicians are able to clean long vents of any configuration thoroughly, regardless of length, twists, or turns. With regularly scheduled maintenance, the chances of a dryer fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are drastically reduced, and the lifespan of the dryer is prolonged. Having your clothes dryer vent cleaned regularly is your ticket to peace of mind.

To schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning, please fill out our online appointment form!  You can also email us at!


Performing dryer vent services is something we at A to Z Chimney Services love doing to help keep you safe in your own home. We would love to provide you with this and any dryer vent installation you need!

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My experience with A to Z sweeping my two chimneys went very well. After sweeping each chimney, the technician put a camera up into the flue as part of their safety inspection, and he let me see the video monitor. He explained what he found and what needed to be done. Very thorough work, very neat and clean. My home was left pristine when everything was said and done.
~ Anne Harvey, Carmichael, CA
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