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Why You Should Hire A Professional Dryer Vent Cleaner?

Why You Should Hire A Professional Dryer Vent Cleaner?
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Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk is the owner of Planet Duct-Air Duct Cleaning. As a NADCA Certified Air-Duct Cleaning Specialist, he has extensive experience servicing air ducts in El Paso County and the Southern CO region since 2019.

Cleaning your dryer vents is an essential aspect of making sure that your home is both safe and efficient. Although dryer vent cleaning can be done on your own using a DIY kit and some simple household tools, in most cases, this will not yield the best overall results. Dryer vent cleaning is a technical process. 

As a local dryer vent cleaner and air duct cleaner in Colorado Springs, Planet Duct is dedicated to ensuring your home is safe and running at an optimal level. Our years of experience as dryer vent cleaners have provided us with the necessary certifications and experience to not only clean your dryer vents but also inspect their integrity. 

Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts  

Having your dryer vents cleaned by experts will provide a variety of benefits to you and your family, ranging from using the correct tools to properly inspecting a dryer. Not only will your dryer be inspected by a professional but it will also provide you peace of mind that your home is at less risk of ketching on fire. Also, you will experience real savings on your electricity bills each month. 


When done correctly, a professional dryer vent cleaner will inspect both the dryer itself and the vent leading outside. For a skilled and qualified technician, this will be second nature. They will be able to identify issues with the dryer, notifying you of any red flags or potential hazards that may arise based on any issues. As they clean the dryer, they will use their skills and experience to investigate if the vent is damaged. 

Dryer Vent Cleaning Tools

Along with their skills and techniques, a dryer vent cleaner will also be equipped with the correct tools for the job. A professional dryer vent cleaning company will have specific dryer vent cleaning tools designed for different hose sizes and applications. The dryer vent cleaner will utilize the tools and their knowledge of how to properly use the tools without damaging the walls of the vents to clean the vents completely. These specific tools will not only clean the vents more effectively, but they are also designed to prevent damage to the vents. Since dryer vents typically live behind the walls of your home, it is important to make sure that they are not damaged during cleaning, as a replacement may be expensive. 

Safe Home

A clean dryer vent will protect your home from fires and other dangerous accidents. Unfortunately, dryers are known for causing fires. These fires can happen for several reasons, however, they are most commonly caused by a lack of ventilation in the vents. A dryer fire can be catastrophic because they are often difficult to control. Luckily, they can be avoided with some simple, regular cleaning and maintenance. To read more about why dry vent cleaning can prevent fires visit; Why Should I Have My Dryer Vents Cleaned?

DIY Dryer Vent Cleaning

Although most local hardware stores carry a do-it-yourself dryer vent cleaning kit, in most cases, they will not be effective. The most common kits include a flimsy, bendable plastic pipe that you connect to a drill and a rough brush. Although this will get the job done, without the proper training and experience these dryer vent cleaning kits can cause damage. Most homeowners will not be able to identify the material that their dryer vents are made of, and their size. This pertinent information for the dryer vent cleaning helps them decide what tool to use. For soft, constructed hoses they will use a less abrasive brush to avoid damaging the hose along the way. They will also determine the correct size brush to use so that they can remove all debris in the hose. At the end of the day, knowing what tools to use is a must, as well as having access to the right tools. In the majority of these DIY dryer vent cleaning kits, there is only one size brush maybe two with a standard stiffness. 

Dryer Hose Material

Your dryer hose could be made of metal or even thin aluminum, it could be round or square-shaped. In the case of a rigid metal square-shaped dryer vent the standard round 4″ brush will not get the job done. In the case of an aluminum foil duct, a standard round  4″ brush has the possibility of tearing the thin aluminum causing future dryer vent gases to not escape your home. 

The Benefits Of Dryer Cleaning

Now that we understand the reasons why we should hire a professional dryer vent cleaner rather than do it ourselves we should also examine the benefits of dryer vent cleaning. 

  • Dryer Efficiency 
  • Dryer Fires
  • Reduce Your Electricity Bill
  • Dry Clothes Faster
  • Dryer Lifespan
  • Protect Your Investment  
  • Dryer Vent Fumes  
  • Preserve Clothing
  • Improve Indoor Air Quality  

Dryer Vent Cleaning Colorado Springs | Planet Duct 

After years of cleaning dryer vents in Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo, Falcon, and Monument, our team of professional dryer vent cleaners has developed the skills necessary to effectively and efficiently clean your dryer vents. Join Planet Duct to receive our “out of this world” service and customer experience. We want to build a relationship with you and protect you and your home. Whether we do it through our superior air duct cleaning or dryer vent cleaning, we’ve got your back. If you are interested in protecting your home or business from dryer fires call us or visit Planet Duct Today!