Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

Residential, Commercial, and Multi-Unit Complexes

Serving Central Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia

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Dryer vent cleaning does not prevent fires. That is why we clean the inside of the dryer!

  • Dryer vent cleaning does not prevent a fire! It will only minimize the spread of the fire.
  • Dryer fires start inside the dryer, not inside the dryer vent.
  • Only the dryer’s heating element is hot enough to ignite a lint fire.
  • Clogged dryer vents cause the heater to overheat, but there can be no fire if there is nothing around the heater to catch on fire.
  • If a lint fire starts in a dryer it can spread throughout the vent more easily if the vent is full of lint.
  • We recommend cleaning the dryer internally, with our Full Service Dryer Vent Cleaning Service, every 5 years.
  • Most companies don’t clean the dryer out. Those that do, are finally catching on to what we started. We’ve been doing it for years and have a lot of experience identifying and cleaning up potential fire hazards.

Our Services

Dryer Vent Cleaning

We do a lot more than just clean the vent. We have the most comprehensive service around.

Bird Nest Removal

We remove nests from dryer, kitchen and bathroom vents. We can even replace the vents.

Bird Guard Installation

We can make your home's vents bird-proof with quality cages and screens.

Dryer Vent Repair

We can repair and replace damaged and disconnected sections of your dryer vent.

Dryer Vent Installation

We install dryer vents designed for airflow efficiency and code compliance.

Dryer Vent Cover Replacement

Upgrade to the beautiful and efficient DryerWallVent. New and improved design!

Forget the Rest. Hire the Best!

We offer the most comprehensive dryer vent cleaning service in the DMV area.  We can clean dryer vents that are on the roof, go through crawlspaces or attics, are down low or way up high. We service commercial, residential and muti-unit complexes. We perform complicated dryer vent repairs and installations as well. There is nothing we can’t do.

We do more than the other companies, because this is our specialty. Nobody knows dryers and dryer vents better than we do. We are craftsmen and this this our craft.

We love our reputation and that’s why we guarantee everything we do. If you’re not satisfied with something, for any reason, we will come back and take a second look and do what needs to be done. We value Quality and Integrity and we take care of our customers to ensure their satisfaction. All Installations and repairs are backed by a lifetime guarantee

Check out our customer reviews to see what they have to say about their experiences with us. 

Our technicians are experts in all things related to dryers and dryer vents. We often get called when other companies simply can’t do the work. There’s never been a job we couldn’t figure out and if there is a problem, our technicians will identify it. Our technicians are paid well above the industry average because many of them have years of experience. Junior technicians are always accompanied by a seasoned veteran if the complexity of the job warrants it.

We offer the most comprehensive dryer vent cleaning service in the DMV area.  We can clean dryer vents that are on the roof, go through crawlspaces or attics, are down low or way up high. We service commercial, residential and muti-unit complexes. We perform complicated dryer vent repairs and installations as well. There is nothing we can’t do.

We also clean and repair clothes dryers themselves as well as perform vent cover replacements. We are even licensed to perform bird nest removal work.

We are also experts on Clothes dryers themselves. Our Full Service Dryer Vent Cleaning includes a complete disassembly and internal cleaning of the dryer’s lint trap, heater, fan, motor and everything else. We can even reverse the way the door opens for added convenience. Other companies don’t offer this level of service.

We can save you money on dryer repairs too! Since most dryer problems are caused by a clogged vent, you can combine the dryer vent cleaning and dryer repair in one visit. Don’t spend money on a new dryer until you talk to us. Dryers are easy to fix!

Most Recent Reviews

Stuart Bunyea
16:33 23 Feb 24
Prompt and on-time service. Would highly recommend. Great communication as well!
Gregg Gursky
19:02 21 Feb 24
The technician James was very friendly and professional. He was efficient and left everything clean and back on its place.
Mary Tingler
14:02 20 Feb 24
Sue W
21:11 19 Feb 24
Urbana Dryer Vent Cleaning is 100% the best.
tammy goldberg
20:45 19 Feb 24
It was easy to schedule the appointment and the technicians were on time and very professional.
Tereasa Swyschtch-Prieto
20:05 15 Feb 24
I had a different company(Dryer Vent Wizards) replace my entire dryer vent in July. By January it wasn’t working again. That company said they no longer service my area. I called several places only to be told my area was not in their service. Urbana Dryer Vent called me back within 10 minutes (the owner Dennis). Talked through my problem with me. Scheduled the appropriate techs for my needs less then 24 hours after my first call. Price was extremely reasonable and the techs kept me informed of the choices to be made. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Juliann Guiffre
13:19 13 Feb 24
Kenneth Morrow
21:58 12 Feb 24
Our 20 year old dryer had stopped heating and we were planning to replace it. In advance of the new purchase, we wanted to get the ductwork cleaned and repaired, but never knew where it exited the house and suspected we may need a new duct installed. Dennis and James came out the same day and were able to clean and repair the dryer as well as install a new duct to the outside. Turns out we didn’t need to replace the old dryer at all!! Their work was done that afternoon, efficiently and professionally. We thought the price was very reasonable. I would certainly recommend them.

Our Services

Dryer Vent Cleaning

We do a lot more than just clean the vent. We have the most comprehensive service around.

Dryer Vent Installation

We install dryer vents designed for airflow efficiency and code compliance.

Dryer Vent Repair

We can repair and replace damaged and disconnected sections of your dryer vent

Bird Nest Removal from Vents

We remove nests from dryer, kitchen and bathroom vents. We can even replace the vents.

Dryer Vent Cover Replacement

Upgrade to the beautiful and efficient DryerWallVent. New and improved design!

Bird Guard Installation

We can make your home's vents bird-proof with quality cages and screens.

When Do You Need to Have a Dryer Vent Cleaning Service?

Read this article to learn how you can tell if you need service:  Dryer Vent Warning Signs: What to Look For

We Specialize in Cleaning Roof Dryer Vents

Dryer vents that exit through the roof are a poor design because the vent covers clog easily and are difficult to clean properly. Roof vent covers are best cleaned by hand from the roof or from the attic. The job isn’t done right unless the cover is cleaned too! We go where other companies won’t because we believe in doing the job right. To learn more, check out our article Dryer Vents on the Roof: What you Need to Know.

Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ

Dryer vent cleaning is essential for several reasons, primarily to ensure the safety and efficiency of your dryer and to minimize potential hazards.

Here are some key reasons why dryer vent cleaning is necessary:

  1. Prevention of Fire Hazards: Over time, lint, dust, and other debris can accumulate in the dryer vent, creating a highly flammable environment. If the heater inside the dryer sparks a fire, that fire can quickly spread into the vent. This is a serious situation because the dryer vent usually runs through wall and ceilings. A fire in the wood framework of your house can be catastrophic. Regular dryer vent  cleaning helps prevent the risk of lint buildup catching fire, reducing the likelihood of a devastating house fire.

  2. Improvement of Appliance Efficiency: A clogged or dirty dryer vent can obstruct the proper airflow, causing the dryer to work harder and less efficiently. Regular cleaning ensures optimal airflow, allowing the appliance to operate at its intended efficiency, thereby reducing energy consumption and lowering utility bills.

  3. Reduction of Drying Time: When a dryer vent is clogged, it takes longer for clothes to dry, leading to increased energy consumption and wear and tear on the dryer. Cleaning the vent allows for better airflow, resulting in faster drying times and saving both time and energy.

  4. Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Gas dryers that are not properly vented can lead to a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide, a product of the combustion of natural gas. This carbon monoxide gets blown out of the house through the dryer vent. Regular maintenance, including dryer vent cleaning, helps ensure that harmful gases are effectively vented outside, reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

  5. Extended Appliance Lifespan: Regular cleaning of the dryer vent can contribute to the longevity of the appliance. By reducing strain on the dryer and minimizing the potential for overheating, proper maintenance helps extend the lifespan of the dryer, saving you money on premature replacements. The most common dryer repairs are burnt out heating elements and thermal fuses from clogged vents that cause dryers to overheat.

  6. Improved Indoor Air Quality: A clean dryer vent means fewer allergens, dust particles, and potential contaminants circulating in the air within your home. This contributes to better indoor air quality, which is especially beneficial for individuals with respiratory issues or allergies.

  7. Prevention of Water Damage/ Mold and Mildew Growth: A dryers job is to evaporate water from your clothes and blow that water vaopr outside your home. If the dryer vent is clogged, that water vapor stays in the vent where it condenses back into water that collect in the vent and possibly drip onto ceilings and spaces in walls. Moisture buildup resulting from a clogged vent can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth. Regular cleaning helps prevent the accumulation of moisture, reducing the risk of mold-related issues and maintaining a healthier living environment.

Regular dryer vent cleaning is crucial for maintaining the safety and efficiency of your home appliances, promoting a healthier living environment, and preventing potential hazards associated with clogged or dirty dryer vents.

There is no one good answer for everyone. While most companies and websites will say that the dryer vent should be cleaned every 6 months or every year, we find that you can usually go longer than that. We typically recommend having your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least every two years. This is only a general rule from what we have seen. Every house is different. The following factors affect how frequently the vent should be cleaned:

  • Geometry and length of the dryer vent: Longer dryer vents and those with multiple 90 degree turns will get clogged faster and require more frequent maintenance.
  • The dryer itself: Some dryers have efficient lint screens and some don't. All the lint in your vent had to get past the screen at some point. Some dryers are just better than others at keeping the vent clean.
  • Workload of the dryer: If you have a large family and lots of pets, your dryer vent will need to be cleaned more frequently than someone who does less laundry.

When we service your dryer vent we will give you our professional recommendation on the frequency that you should have your dryer vent cleaned.

Read our artice Dryer Vent Warning Signs: What to Look For

We go over all the warning signs in detail.

  • Lint fires in dryers are a leading cause of home fires
  • Dryer repairs are the most common result of not having your dryer vent cleaned regularly. Clogged vents restrict airflow. Reduced airflow across the heater element allows it to get hotter than normal, which causes thermal fuses to blow and heater elements to break. Many people end up replacing the dryer only to end up having to repair the new dryer because the vent was never cleaned and is the actual cause of the problem.
  • Water damage and mold/mildew growth are a common result of a clogged dryer vent. The dryer is blowing water vapor. If this water vapor can't get through the vent because it is clogged with lint, that water vapor will condense back into water and collect in the vent or drip through seams in the vent into ceilings an walls. If a vent exits through the roof, the water can soak into the wood sheathing of the roof and cause it to rot. This is a common problem.
  • Reduced efficiency of your dryer. A dryer that has a clogged vent will take longer to blow the water vapor outside, which means it runs longer and wastes a lot of electricity.

A dryers job is simply to heat and evaporate the water in wet clothes and then blow that water vapor outside the home. If the dryer vent is clogged with lint, the water vapor cannot efficiently be blown outside and so the dryer runs longer to do its job and therefore uses a lot of extra electricity or natural gas. Regular dryer vent cleaning also extends the life of your dryer because it will not run as long or as hard when the dryer vent is clean.

We offer many other related services:

  • Dryer Internal Cleaning: We can disassemble and clean out the inside of your dryer. When lint collects inside your dryer around the heater element a fire can start. We clean out the heater, fan blades, motor, lint trap and other internal parts to ensure that your dryer runs safely and smoothly for a long time.
  • Dryer Repairs: We can fix all kinds of bad noises, burnt out heater elements and fuses, door switches, broken belts and belt tensioners and other common dryer problems.
  • Dryer reconfiguration: We can reconfigure some dryer to exhaust out the side of the machine or out the bottom of the machine. This is sometimes necessary to get the dryer all the way to the wall in a tight space.
  • Dryer Door Reversal: We can flip your dryer door to open in the other direction. This can make it easier to move clothes from the washer to the dryer.
  • Laundry Room Reconfiguration: Do you want to move your washer and dryer? Do you want to stack the dryer on top of the washer? Are you getting new machines and would like our professional opinion to plan your laundry room before you buy new machines? We can help you transform your laundry room into a space that you love. We've seen all the things that can go wrong or be annoying and we would love to advise you on how to get what you want the right way.
  • Dryer Vent Installation and Re-routing: We can install a new dryer vent for you and we can re-route an existing dryer vent. We can do this through brick, concrete, siding and roofs. We have the expertise and tools to do it all. We will improve the efficiency of your dryer venting configuration and ensure that it meets all of the applicable building codes.
  • Dryer Vent Repair: We can repair any dryer vent and ensure it meets all applicable building code requirements. Whether your duct is disconnected in a wall or ceiling, crushed, rusted out, or made of non code-compliant materials, we can repair it.
  • Dryer Box Installation: We install space saving recessed boxes in the wall behind the dryer so that the dryer can be pushed all the way to the wall. If you have a very cramped laundry room, a dryer box can make more space.
  • Bird Nest Removal: We can remove bird nests from dryer vents and from bathroom and kitchen and furnace vents as well!
  • Vent Cover Replacements: We can replace any vent cover on your home whether it is for a dryer vent, bathroom fan, range fan, microwave, furnace etc.
  • Bird Guard Installation: We can install screens or cages on any vent on your house to keep birds and squirrels and other pests out.
  • Water Hose Replacement: We can replace water hoses on your washing machine and steam dryer. These are recommended to be replaced every 5 years.

Our express dryer vent cleaning typically takes about an hour. Full service dryer vent cleaning (where we disassemble and clean the dryer) typically takes about two hours. 

There are many advantages of hiring a professional dryer vent cleaning service over doing it yourself:

  • Knowledge of Potential Problems: A professional dryer vent cleaner will find efficiency problems and construction problems that the average homeowner will not. This is because they have seen these problems before and know what to look for.
  • Quality of the Cleaning: How do you know you cleaned the vent thoroughly? A professional dryer vent cleaner has the experience to know that the vent is actually clean. It is common for homeowners to do the cleaning themselves and end up pushing lint into one chunk in the duct and actually make things worse.
  • It's Easy to Make Mistakes: The dryer vent cleaning tools that you can get at the big box stores can be tricky to use if you aren't experienced. It is common for homeowners to break or disconnect the cleaning rods so that they become stuck in the vent. This is very easy to do if you are doing it for the first time.
  • Hooking the dryer back up properly: This may be the most important step because dryer fires are caused by leaking transition ducts (from the dryer to the wall) that leak lint behind the dryer. This lint gets sucked into the dryer's intake vents and collects around the heater element over time, where it can eventually ignite. A professional dryer vent cleaner will ensure a proper airtight connection from the dryer to the wall.

Dryer vent cleaning does not prevent a fire! That is why we clean out the inside of the dryer!

  • Dryer vent cleaning does not prevent a fire! 
  • Dryer fires start inside the dryer, not inside the dryer vent.
  • Only the dryer’s heating element is hot enough to ignite a lint fire.
  • Clogged dryer vents cause the heater to overheat, but there can be no fire if there is nothing around the heater to catch on fire.
  • We recommend cleaning the dryer internally, with our Full Service Dryer Vent Cleaning Service, every 5 years.
  • Other companies only clean the vent. They don’t clean the dryer. 

Forget the Rest. Hire the Best!

We offer the most comprehensive dryer vent cleaning service in the DMV area.  We can clean dryer vents that are on the roof, go through crawlspaces or attics, are down low or way up high. We service commercial, residential and muti-unit complexes. We perform complicated dryer vent repairs and installations as well. There is nothing we can’t do.

We do more than the other companies, because this is our specialty. Nobody knows dryers and dryer vents better than we do. We are craftsmen and this this our craft.

We love our reputation and that’s why we guarantee everything we do. If you’re not satisfied with something, for any reason, we will come back and take a second look and do what needs to be done. We value Quality and Integrity and we take care of our customers to ensure their satisfaction. All Installations and repairs are backed by a lifetime guarantee

Check out our customer reviews to see what they have to say about their experiences with us. 

Our technicians are experts in all things related to dryers and dryer vents. We often get called when other companies simply can’t do the work. There’s never been a job we couldn’t figure out and if there is a problem, our technicians will identify it. Our technicians are paid well above the industry average because many of them have years of experience. Junior technicians are always accompanied by a seasoned veteran if the complexity of the job warrants it.

We offer the most comprehensive dryer vent cleaning service in the DMV area.  We can clean dryer vents that are on the roof, go through crawlspaces or attics, are down low or way up high. We service commercial, residential and muti-unit complexes. We perform complicated dryer vent repairs and installations as well. There is nothing we can’t do.

We also clean and repair clothes dryers themselves as well as perform vent cover replacements. We are even licensed to perform bird nest removal work.

We are also experts on Clothes dryers themselves. Our Full Service Dryer Vent Cleaning includes a complete disassembly and internal cleaning of the dryer’s lint trap, heater, fan, motor and everything else. We can even reverse the way the door opens for added convenience. Other companies don’t offer this level of service.

We can save you money on dryer repairs too! Since most dryer problems are caused by a clogged vent, you can combine the dryer vent cleaning and dryer repair in one visit. Don’t spend money on a new dryer until you talk to us. Dryers are easy to fix!

Most Recent Reviews

Stuart Bunyea
16:33 23 Feb 24
Prompt and on-time service. Would highly recommend. Great communication as well!
Gregg Gursky
19:02 21 Feb 24
The technician James was very friendly and professional. He was efficient and left everything clean and back on its place.
Mary Tingler
14:02 20 Feb 24
Sue W
21:11 19 Feb 24
Urbana Dryer Vent Cleaning is 100% the best.
tammy goldberg
20:45 19 Feb 24
It was easy to schedule the appointment and the technicians were on time and very professional.
Tereasa Swyschtch-Prieto
20:05 15 Feb 24
I had a different company(Dryer Vent Wizards) replace my entire dryer vent in July. By January it wasn’t working again. That company said they no longer service my area. I called several places only to be told my area was not in their service. Urbana Dryer Vent called me back within 10 minutes (the owner Dennis). Talked through my problem with me. Scheduled the appropriate techs for my needs less then 24 hours after my first call. Price was extremely reasonable and the techs kept me informed of the choices to be made. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Juliann Guiffre
13:19 13 Feb 24
Kenneth Morrow
21:58 12 Feb 24
Our 20 year old dryer had stopped heating and we were planning to replace it. In advance of the new purchase, we wanted to get the ductwork cleaned and repaired, but never knew where it exited the house and suspected we may need a new duct installed. Dennis and James came out the same day and were able to clean and repair the dryer as well as install a new duct to the outside. Turns out we didn’t need to replace the old dryer at all!! Their work was done that afternoon, efficiently and professionally. We thought the price was very reasonable. I would certainly recommend them.

Business Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED

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