Frequently
asked questions

Can I clean my own dyer vent?

Yes, in some cases this is possible. There are kits sold at some home improvement stores for DIY cleaning, resulting in mixed reviews. Often homeowners spend hours with these kits before calling us to remove the broken kit from the system and complete the cleaning.

How much will I save on my energy bill?

Your dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate. Having your vent cleaned on an annual basis can save you an average of $20 to $30 per month on your utility bill.

What causes dryer fires?

The leading cause of dryer fires is a buildup of lint in the dryer and the dryer's exhaust system, restricting airflow. This accumulation of lint causes increased drying times, as the system works harder to complete each load. The dryer's temperature will eventually exceed safe limits and fail, possibly leading to ignition of the extremely flammable lint.

According to the NFPA, dryers are the #2 cause of home appliance fires!

Why should I call PreVent Cleaning Service to clean my vent?

We are trained, certified professionals who specialize in dryer vent cleaning. With us, you will get honest, on-time service and the best possible recommendations regarding your home and safety.

I have plastic tubing as a dryer vent, is that okay?

No. A dryer vent is required to be composed of solid metal ducting. It can contain no screws to hold the tubing together, and should have the proper metal tape securing the joints.

If you find yourself in this position, jump over to our contact page, select Dryer Vent Repair, and allow us to schedule a vent replacement.