Frequently Asked Questions


What is a dryer vent cleaning?

The dryer vent is where the wet, hot air comes out of your dryer. It releases the air to the outside of your home. You should clean your dryer vent at least once a year to prevent various issues.

It's important to keep your dryer vents clear. Clogged vents can cause:

  • House fires
  • High energy bills
  • Damaged clothes

It can even cause your dryer to work less effectively or break.


How often do dryer vents need to be cleaned?

Fire department says if you live in your home full time 2 or more people you should clean your vent 1 time each year by a licensed professional.


How do I know if my dryer vent is clogged?

If the top of your dryer is getting hot to the touch that is one sign of a vent that may need cleaning and you should get your vent cleaned right away. 


Why is lint coming out of my vent?

Usually if you see lint come out of the vent hose that means your vent has a blockage and should be cleaned right away.


Is dryer vent cleaning necessary?

Yes, very much so, it is the # 1 cause of house fires. People do not pay attention to their dryer and so it is not taken care of.


Why does my dryer vent keep getting clogged?

When a dryer works to dry your clothes it creates heat and a tumbling effect to push that hot air around the clothes to get them dry. Clothes, sheets, towels, etc., are made from fibers and when you wash and dry your clothes they loose fibers each wash and dry cycle.


Why is my dryer taking longer to dry clothes?

Clothing fibers leave the drum of the dryer wet, hence when they go up the vent they stick to the pipe and can build up and close off the pipe so the wet hot air and clothing fiber cannot escape the vent line.


Why should I use All Around Home Care?

Once we clean a customer's vent we put them in our data base and one time each year on the anniversary date of the last cleaning we call and let them know it has been a year schedule the next cleaning ASAP!! This way they do not have to worry about remembering to clean we do!!!