Donald asks…

How do i clean the out vent from the dryer on a two story house?

It seems to be clogged and I don’t’ how! This is the vent in the wall it goes up from the garage to the attic not sure to call a plumber, or a duct cleaner? or can we do it ourselves?

Carpet Cleaner Dude answers:

Buy a vent-snake, about $30

Lizzie asks…

How often should a building with 4 condo units have its dryer vents cleaned out?

Once or twice a year?

Carpet Cleaner Dude answers:

Once a year

Charles asks…

How much should I expect to pay to have my dryer vent professionally cleaned?

I live in a one family house with a dryer in the basement. Someone quoted me a fee of $75 to $100 for them to clean my vent, come into the basement and clean the dryer and vacuum all around it. Is this a competitive price? Thanks!
Thanks everyone! Unfortunately I’m not handy and don’t own a leaf blower or a shop vac, so this is something I will need to pay for even though I don’t have lots of money to throw around. If anyone else has an answer on whether it’s a good price or not, that would be helpful, since I have to pay for it. Thx!

Carpet Cleaner Dude answers:

It seems like you are avoiding the DIY route. Depending on how it is run, a pro may be appropriate. The price is pretty reasonable as long as the work is done right. I am assuming this price includes cleaning the entire duct from the dryer to the outside.

Steven asks…

How do you clean and/or inspect a dryer vent that is vented up through the roof of a house? I think it runs…

through the attic?

Carpet Cleaner Dude answers:

We had the same problem a few years ago and here is what I suggest. Lowe’s or Home Depot sells a vent cleaner that is basically a big bottle brush pipe cleaner on one end attached to a long sturdy metal “hose”, for lack of better words. It works just like the tool plumbers call a “snake” when your pipes are clogged.

What you want to do is actually attack this from both points of entry and exit. Begin from where the dryer vent connects to the wall vent and stick the cleaner up in there as far as it can go and work in a back and forth motion, pulling the cleaner out periodically to get the lint out of the vent. When you feel you’ve cleaned as much as possible, continue the attack from the roof, if you can. This way, you can do the same process, but push down the lint to the wall vent entry. After you’ve done this, then go back to the wall vent entry and repeat the first step. This way, you can be assured most of the lint is cleaned.

It’s VERY important to keep these types of vents clean because they tend to accumulate more lint then vents that go outside to the side of the house. This can lead to a potential fire hazard.

Here’s a kit they sell on

Thomas asks…

Is it my landlord’s responsibility to get the dryer vent cleaned, or do I have to pay for it?

We’ve been living here for almost three years. The lease says-“The lessee shall make all required repairs to the plumbing, range, heating apparatus, and electric and gas fixtures whenever damage thereto shall have resulted from Lessee’s misuse, waste, or neglect. Major maintenance and repair of the leased premises, not due to Lessee’s misuse, waster, or neglect shall be the responsibility of Lessor or his assigns.” There is a maintenance man who takes care of all the townhouses in our section, but I’m not sure if this is something he can take care of, or if someone would have to be hired to do it.

Carpet Cleaner Dude answers:

It is a fire hazard. Ask nicely if they can clean it out no matter what the lease states. Its easy to clean and in there best interest. Or just make nice with the maintenance guy. Buy him lunch if he will fix it for you.

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