We are a dryer duct cleaning service
Just like you need to clean your lint trap regularly, you need to make sure the vent leading away from your dryer is cleaned from debris.
Built-up lint can cause your machine to work less efficiently and lead to fire risk.
Make sure to take this important step in maintaining your home and book a dryer vent cleaning now!
Air Contaminant Concerns
90% of air duct and HVAC failures are caused by uncleaned build ups of dirt and dust in vents
Half of all airborne illnesses are caused by air pollutants
An HVAC systems performance can degrade by over 20% by just 0.04 inches of dust build up
Questions You need to answer
Have your dryer vents been serviced in the last 2-3 years?
Do you notice constant dust in your house shortly after you clean?
Would clean air in your household make you and your family healthier?
Dryer Vent Cleaning Company Serving Austin and San Antonio
All American Chimney Sweeps provides on-time, high-quality dryer vent cleaning services at a fair price to all of central Texas.
Our area of operation includes Austin, San Antonio, West Lake, Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, Leander, Manchaca, San Marcos, New Braunfels, Elgin, Hutto, Taylor, Bastrop, Manor, Dripping Springs, Selma, Elmendorf, Seguin, Somerset, Cibolo, and Stockdale.
If you are located in a nearby town and are unsure if you fall within our service area, give us a call!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much does it cost to clean a dryer vent?
We charge $135 for a standard dryer cleaning, which will keep your dryer running at condition for 6 months to a year before requiring another service. These can take up to an hour to complete.
2. How often should a dryer vent be cleaned?
We recommend machines that endure heavy use, such as house holds of three or more, get cleaned every 6 months. If you live alone or with one partner, you may be able to service your machine yearly without any major risk of damage or wear and tear.
3. Do HVAC companies clean dryer vents?
There are many types of companies that handle dryer vent cleaning, including HVAC providers. Those companies are spread thin across many difference services. Results may vary.
We focus on dryer and chimney cleaning exclusively. I, Wyatt Richards, am the sole service provider. This elevates our consistency, quality, and trustworthiness ahead of your run-of-the-mill HVAC company.
4. How do you clean out a dryer vent?
If you feel comfortable cleaning your dryer vent yourself, you will need to complete a few key steps:
1. Locate your dryer vent on the exterior of your home.
2. Safely disconnect the power from your dryer and carefully remove the dryer vent connection.
3. Ensure you have a clean work environment, including garbage bags to collect lint and other debris. THIS CAN GET MESSY.
4. Purchase a dryer cleaning kit from your local hardware or appliance store. The most important piece of this is a min. 2 foot flexible brush.
5. Thoroughly clean out all piece of the dryer vent to the best of your ability.
6. Once complete, tidy up, dispose of the waste, and reconnect your machine. Make sure to test run the dryer and ensure it is properly connected.
Need to clean your dryer vent? Want to try it yourself? We are here to help.
Give us a call, and we'll be happy to guide you through the process.
We can visit on-site and clean your dryer vent if you want it handled by an expert.
Why Clean Your Dryer Vents?
Clogged dryer vents means air flow is being blocked within your machine. Even if you regularly clean you lint trap, your dryer will accumulate excess lint and dust over time and require periodic cleaning.
Not only is a dirty dryer inefficient, it can pose a major fire risk.
The US Fire Administration writes:
Facts about home clothes dryer fires
2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
A dirty dryer takes longer to clean clothes. Running multiple cycles to clean a load when a clean machine would only take one efficient cycle will increase your energy usage and the dollar value of your power bill.
A machine that needs cleaning will be hotter, noisier, and on certain machines display error messages. You may also have a defective or detached dryer vent hose or duct. This will require replacement of adjustment.
After a good clean, you will notice your machine running more efficiently and your clothes will require less time and cycles to complete a dry. If your appliance is running poorly and you are considering replacing your machine, think again.
You may simply need to hire a dryer vent cleaning service to perform the necessary actions.
Why Vaccuum Your Dryer Vent?
Vacuuming a dryer requires taking apart the machine and cleaning the individual parts beyond just cleaning the dryer hose. Even lint outside of the air duct will slow your machine and make it less efficient.
An additional consideration after cleaning your dryer vent is the purchase an animal cap to ensure critters from outside don’t enter your dryer duct. We offer animal caps for both dryers and chimneys in white and black stainless steel and galvanized steel.
The risk of toxins and allergens circulating your home
Another major reason to clean and vaccuum your dryer is to reduce the harmful fumes that arise from detergents and fabric softener chemicals. According to research done at the University of Washington, there are over 25 dangerous chemical compound that get released over the course of a typical drying cycle.
Not only are chemicals released inside of your home, but dirt and dust spread as well. This poses a significant threat for families with adults or children who suffer from respiratory problems like asthma and chronic bronchitis.
What is a Dryer Vent?
You may know that your dryer needs service, but are unsure exactly what the vent part of it is. The dryer duct or vent is the piping that extends from the machine through the exterior of your home and releases chemicals to the outside
What Does a Dryer Vent Cleaner Do?
As a dryer vent cleaner, my main goal is to help families live in happier, safer, and more cost efficient homes. As a dryer vent and chimney sweep expert I focused on building trust and making sure you get the best bang for your buck when you use my service.
What to Expect When Hiring a Dryer Vent Cleaning Service?
Step one is always to have a consultation. Call me at 512-914-6972 or book online, and we can discuss a visit to inspect the machine.
If I determine a cleaning or repair needs to be made, and we agree together that it is the right time to do so, we will quickly carry out the job and make sure it’s done in the timely manner and the area around the machine is spotless and left exactly how it was when I arrive.
Let me know if you’d like to discuss an issue you are having with your dryer. I’m here to help.
-Wyatt Richards, Owner and Founder of All American Chimney Sweeps