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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Our goal at Dryer Vent Genie is to prevent dryer fires and increase dryer efficiency our Motto at the Genie: Saves Lives, Save Energy, Saves Money. We provide the highest-quality dryer vent cleaning services.

Why would someone pay to have their dryer vent cleaned? Couldn't they do it themselves?

While cleaning a dryer vent may seem simple, in most cases it is not. Our technicians are trained to handle any complications that they might encounter, such as improper venting, pests, discounted vents and many more. Having the right tools is a must. Not using the right tools can cause damage to your vents. Our technicians are equipped with the right tools this will ensure your vents are cleaned properly.


I have never heard of anyone having a dryer fire. How big of a problem is it really?

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 15,500 dryer fires every year, resulting in as many as 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and $209 million in property damages. See Video»


Are there warning signs that a dryer vent could be a problem?

There are many warning signs that indicate a potential risk of fire or malfunction. Here are just a few. Excess lint behind the dryer. Excess lint on clothing. Lint around door seal. Clothes taking longer than normal to dry.


What type of services does Dryer Vent Genie offer?

Dryer Vent Genie provides cleaning, inspection, maintenance, repairs, alterations and complete installation of dryer vent systems.


How much does it cost to have your dryer vent cleaned and/or replaced?

Since each home owner’s dryers are configured to that home, an estimate will be provided after a Dryer Vent Genie mechanic performs a full diagnostic inspection.


I bought a new dryer and am still having long dry cycles, why?

Improper venting, blockages such as bird nests or lint accumulation, could all contribute to poor dryer function.


Are there any other benefits to annual dryer vent maintenance besides making your dryer run more efficiently and preventing dryer fires?

While those are the primary benefits to dryer and dryer vent maintenance, you can also lower your energy bills when your dryer vent is professionally cleaned, you can save between $15.00 - $20.00 a month with a clean dryer vent.

Saves Lives, Saves Energy, Saves Money