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General Questions and Answers

Written by Scott Stein

Q: How often should I clean my dryer vent?

A: Dryer exhaust vents should be inspected and cleaned at least every year according to dryer manufacturers.

Q: How much does it cost to have my dryer vent cleaned professionally?

A: Professional dryer vent duct cleaning can run from $75.00 – $150.00, depending on the length and location of the dryer vent.

Q: Can I hook a leaf blower or use my shop vacuum to clean my dryer vent?

A: A leaf blower will only blow large amount of air through the vent duct cleaning away only the loose lint. It is recommended to have a professional run a clean brush through the entire duct system. A shop vacuum can only reach as far as the hose, and runs a potential of pushing larger lint balls back further and tighter into the vent duct.

Q: Should I have my dryer vent duct inspected before it is cleaned?

A: Yes, vinyl and foil duct cannot be cleaned with a brush without tearing or ripping the duct. The air flow should be tested with an anemometer before and after to ensure no damage was caused during the cleaning.

Q: If I have vinyl or foil duct should I replace it?

A: YES, the sooner the better.


Safe Dryer Vent Solutions is a fully insured, Local Veteran-Owned Business that serves customers throughout Central Indiana.

We provide a free inspection and quote to the following counties: Hendricks, Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Morgan, and Johnson counties.

About Author: Scott Stein

Scott Stein is the owner and founder of Safe Dryer Vent Solutions LLC, a local veteran-owned small business in Hendrick’s County.