Have You Ever Had Your Dryer Vent Professionally Cleaned?

United States
August 13, 2019 7:37am CST
Our HOA has offered us a professional dryer vent cleaning but I've never had it done. They offered it to us last year for the first time but I passed. Now I'm thinking about having it done this year. It's $99 My laundry room is on the second floor and vented out through the roof (I'm assuming) I know absolutely nothing about this but figure it's a good thing to do. I've seen that too much lint collected in the vents can cause a fire but in any house I've ever lived in I never had this done. Have you? would you ?
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@HazySue (31243)
• United States
13 Aug
No, we never have3. My husband cleans it himself. I didn't realize they had professional vent cleaners.
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• United States
13 Aug
I didn't realize they had professionals either. I'm on the fence about getting it done. I can't do it myself even though I make sure I keep the lint filter cleaned.
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@HazySue (31243)
• United States
15 Aug
@Marilynda1225 It sounds like a lot of money for the service but you will be able to rest assured that you don't have to worry about the lint catching fire.
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• United States
15 Aug
@HazySue I'm probably going to do it so that I can have peace of mind. My son in law is a fireman and he said it's a good idea since it hasn't been done in the 9 years I've been living here.
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@amadeo (99439)
• United States
13 Aug
Good morning.We do not have a dryer .Cannot help you there.
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• United States
13 Aug
I hope you're enjoying your day Fredo.
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@amadeo (99439)
• United States
13 Aug
@jstory07 (81099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Aug
How do you dry your clothes. @amadeo.
@Juliaacv (45196)
• Canada
13 Aug
We have never had our dryer vent cleaned. However, my husband always inspected ours, by taking it off and vacuuming it out annually-usually on the Labour Day weekend. We both always feared a fire too, so this was his way of being proactive on that thought. I do not know if I would actually pay that much to have it done. I would take into consideration the age of your home, how long you've had your dryer hooked up, and then do a search online to see what others are saying. And go with your first instinct, otherwise you'll worry yourself sick and convince yourself that you need it.
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• United States
13 Aug
Very good advice Julia and I appreciate it. It's not something I can do myself so I guess I'll ask some of my neighbors if they are doing it or if they've had it done before.
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@Juliaacv (45196)
• Canada
13 Aug
@Marilynda1225 You're welcome. I am going to ask my husband if he's ever heard of such a service before. I just wonder if they would have enough business to keep afloat or is a lot of their work guilt-related. That was just the first thing that came to my mind, maybe I am cynicle.
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@snowy22315 (72241)
• United States
13 Aug
No, and I didn't know it was offered. I always clean out my lint traps though.
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• United States
13 Aug
I always make sure the lint trap is completely clean.
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@wolfgirl569 (19939)
• Marion, Ohio
13 Aug
I have never had it done.
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@JohnRoberts (87781)
• Los Angeles, California
13 Aug
I have never heard of such a thing.
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@Susan2015 (25458)
• United States
14 Aug
We haven't, we had it checked and was told there wasn't enough to clean out. But it's good to have it done if need be.
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@Tampa_girl7 (32556)
• United States
14 Aug
My husband takes care of ours.
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@BelleStarr (46834)
• United States
14 Aug
I never have but my vent goes outside right out my back door and I can remove the vent to check it myself but I think it is worth it considering what a fire hazard lint is.
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@jstory07 (81099)
• Roseburg, Oregon
15 Aug
I clean mine after every load that I dry.