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Dryer Vent Cleaning

We offer thorough cleaning of your dryer vent to reduce blockage resulting in less dry times, less electricity as well as a safer home and business environment. Have a more serious dryer problem? Go to our services page, to the Dryer Vent Exhaust Installations sections. We're sure we have a solution for you.

Why have my vent cleaned?........

Statistic: Dryer fires result in 20 deaths, 370 injuries and over $75 million in property damage each year primarily due to dryer lint. (source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Many people who dry clothes should clean the lint trap (but don't) each time they use the dryer. When they don't, some lint will go around the lint trap and start to go down the exhaust path to the outside of your building. Over time, the lint builds up and can cause a blockage. This can result in carbon monoxide entering your home or possibly a house fire. In addition, animals entering your home through the dryer exhaust think lint makes a great blanket in the cooler months.

This service could:

  • Increase the life of your dryer (have you priced dryers lately?).
  • Decrease your electric and gas bills (if you can't increase your salary, decrease your living expenses. It's like giving yourself a raise!).
  • Remove possible safety hazards (exhaust goes inside your home).
  • Protect your family's health. Avoid exhaust leaks.
  • Prevent exterior vents from becoming a nesting area for unwelcome birds and bugs.
  • Reduce contaminants in the air which could help reduce allergy symptoms.
  • Save your home from fire (by identifying a weak gas hose to removing lint obstructions that burn very easily).
How do I know if I am in need of this service?

You are likely in need of our service if:

  1. If your laundry is taking more than one cycle time to dry your clothes.
  2. The dryer stops during the dryer cycle (with less ventilation, the heat is damaging your dryer) sometimes more than once.
  3. No lint is on the screen (this says no ventilation is taking place).
  4. Clothes could smell moldy.
  5. Carbon Monoxide alarms in your house are activating (generally caused by dryer, furnace or gas stove issues).
What can I do?

Have your dryer exhaust cleaned once per year (depending on frequency of use, items dried, conditions near the dryer). We can come to your home and clean the entire venting system for your dryer in most cases for $84.95 (consumer grade). If we need to access your outside dryer vent through a deck, there is a charge to open your deck (confused? Ask us details). No estimates, or surprise charges. Our 6-step service includes:

  • Clean out your exhaust connection pipe to the outside wall.
  • Inspect your dryer connections from the dryer to the exhaust.
  • Inspect electrical connection for your dryer.
  • Inspect gas lines, cable and/or connector.
  • Clean exhaust path inside the dryer when space permits.
  • With stackable washer/dryers, inspect water line hoses.

        *Optional services available include:

  • Inspect and (if necessary) *replace hoses (additional cost).
  • Inspect and (if necessary) *replace worn out/dangerous gas line connection hoses on gas dryers (additional cost).
  • Inspect and (if necessary) *replace washer hose and/or water supply hoses.
  • Secure washer hoses to drain source (on stackable washer/dryers).
  • Inspect and report to customer potential visible issues noticed while providing service.

***Notice from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (March 2008)***

How often should I get my dryer vent cleaned?

Generally speaking, you should have it done once per year. This is recommended because if there is something starting to go wrong, it can be caught early before any further problems occur. Excessive build-up of lint can build up faster if napkins or tissues are accidentally included in the wash (have you ever washed a piece of paper in your pocket to later see it in pieces?). This ends up in (or past) the lint trap. If you notice the drying time has increased, this can also alert you to potential problems. When the dryer is operating inefficiently, it is wasting gas and/or electricity to do the same job.

Note: For safety reasons, most towns have established code as to what type of exhaust tubing should be used for dryers. Builders should use rigid pipe metal (not flexible) to run to the outside wall. If your exhaust vent is made of flexible vinyl (generally a faded white in color), it is flammable and should be replaced. When we find improper exhaust tubing, we will bring it to the attention of the customer and recommend it to be replaced. If the customer requests, we can provide a written estimate within 48 hours.

I own an apartment complex with industrial dryers. What should I do?

Call us for information on a maintenance plan. Your dryer likely needs our service more than consumer models. Some of your tenants might not be as careful with a dryer that is not their property. Protect the safety of your tenants as well as your building by keeping a safe environment. It also reduces gas and electricity usage. A maintenance plan makes good financial sense. The electricity savings alone could practically buy you another dryer over the short term.

I live in a town home and would like my dryer vent cleaned properly. What should I do?

Often times, associations have agreements with companies that come out to clean behind your dryer without checking the entire exhaust path. Not only is this inefficient with gas and electricity, it is also dangerous! In order for your dryer to properly vent the exhaust to the outside, the entire path needs to be cleaned-with proper protection against animals entering. Call us for information on a maintenance plan as well as a group rate. Having neighbors with dryers as well, it is very important that everyone maintains their exhaust.

Laundromats Welcome!

No one knows the cost to replace a dryer better than owners of Laundromats. Utility costs are the primary costs for this business (not including leasing of property). One service call will reduce your costs so much, gas and electricity savings could easily be re-directed back into your wallet. We can provide a substantial discount to address all your dryers at the same time.

How can you schedule a cleaning?

  1. Call today to schedule an appointment. (630) 890-3895 or
  2. Complete a feedback/request form from the link below. A representative will contact you within 24 hours or
  3. Send an email to sales@wunschservices.com or
What forms of payment do you accept?
  1. Cash
  2. Visa
  3. MasterCard
  4. Discover
  5. Personal Check (with proper identification)
  6. Invoice (prior credit account required)

We are certain that you will love our service and will refer people to us. When they call for an appointment, have them mention your name as the referral, we'll give you credit for one referral (10 referrals and your next cleaning is free!). If you choose, you may direct the referral savings to someone other than yourself.