What You Need to Know About Dryer Vent Cleaning

dryer vent with lint

Whether it’s time for your annual dryer vent cleaning or you’ve begun to notice your dryer not working properly, there is a lot of information that the common homeowner may be unaware of.  We’re here to clear up any confusion on the warning signs, benefits of and how we clean dryer vents.

What You Need to Know About Dryer Vent Cleaning


Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs to be Cleaned


  • Your clothes are still damp at the end of the drying cycle
  • Your dryer vent discharge cover does not open when the dryer is on
  • Your clothes are warmer than normal at the end of the drying cycle
The Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning


  • Increase the efficiency of your dryer. Adequate air flow is essential for proper dryer operation
  • By allowing your dryer to operate properly you can extend the life of the dryer
  • Proper air flow means that your clothes will dry faster and reduce your utility costs

>>Learn More: The Importance of a Dryer Exhaust Cover

How AmeriClean Cleans Dryer Vents


  1. Disconnect the dryer
  2. Connect vacuum collection system
  3. Run whip agitation tools to break up blockages
  4. Inspect the lines to ensure any clogs have been removed and the line is clear
  5. Remove the the back of the dryer to clean lint from dryer walls
  6. Reconnect the dryer exhaust line and test the dryer is properly operating. Finish by inspecting the exit flap for proper ventilation.

>>Learn More: Dryer Duct Cleaning: Dust Bunnies are Pyromaniacs 

About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana.  Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area RugCeramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties.  For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.

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