Dryer Vent Cleaning by Sears

Sears Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer Vent Cleaning Quick Facts

  • The US Fire Administration Reports there are more than 12,700 clothes dryer fires annually, resulting in 15 deaths, 300 injuries and $88 million in property loss each year. “Failure to clean” is the leading factor contributing to clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
  • A clear dryer vent can improve energy efficiency, allow clothes to dry more quickly, and lower utility costs.
  • Sears technicians clean both the inside and outside portions of the vent.

What Causes a Clogged Dryer Vent?

Dryer vents clog when enough lint accumulates in your ventilation system to cause a blockage. Dryer vents can clog in a variety of ways. For one, a lengthy distance on a dryer ventilation system increases the likelihood of bends and curves in the system, where lint is most likely to collect. Second, dryer ventilation tubes are made from pliable plastic or foil, which can be easily crushed or dented given enough pressure. Finally, a poorly connected ventilation or dryer vent screen can cause lint to trap. Some ventilation screens serve to prevent animals from accessing the ventilation, but these screens can also create a barrier for lint.

Why Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent?

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Safety Concerns

When lint builds in your dryer vent, it blocks the flow of air from the dryer to the outdoor vent, creating tremendous levels of heat that could lead to a fire. This heat can cause highly flammable particles like lint and clothing to catch fire. By having your dryer vent cleared of any lint or debris, you lessen the likelihood of a fire occurring due to a blocked fire vent.

Clothes Dryer Efficiency & Energy Savings

Dryer Efficiency & Energy Savings

When a dryer cannot ventilate properly, it will negatively affect your home’s energy efficiency, the integrity of your clothing, and the operation of the dryer itself. A clogged dryer vent can affect the levels of heat the dryer uses to dry clothes. If clothing is subjected to extreme heat, your clothes, especially your delicates, can be ruined by the higher temperature. Additionally, if the mechanisms of your dryer are subjected to high heat over a prolonged period of time, those mechanisms could fail long before your dryer has reached the end of its service life. By ensuring that your dryer vents remain clear, you safeguard your clothing from damaging high heat and keep your dryer working as it should.

Clogged Clothes Dryer Vent

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is an important factor to respiratory health. A clogged dryer vent could negatively impact the indoor air quality of your home if not allowed to ventilate properly. If you have a gas dryer, a clogged dryer vent could cause the release of carbon monoxide. Because ventilation systems tend to run through a lengthy portion of the home, that monoxide leak could place several areas of your home at risk.

Call the Professionals at Sears to Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned

Have Your Cryer Vent Cleaned

Cleaning dryer vents effectively requires powerful vacuum equipment that can dislodge and consume any lint that has become clogged in your vent. Sears professionals are trained in the use of this equipment and on how to inspect dryer vents for signs of damage or clogging. Once on the job, our technicians will inspect your vents for problem spots like elbows, crevices, bends, and long vents, where clogs tend to occur. After using our powerful equipment to remove such clogs, your dryer and dryer vents will operate properly without putting the safety of your home at risk.

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April 22, 2016 3
I called in and explained to the call center rep what I needed. An animal had climbed up my dryer vent from outside and died. I could tell the animal was not in the vent tube itself and I specifically told the rep the animal had made it as far as the dryer housing. (a) The call center rep said "no problem, happens all the time. I can schedule you for Thursday" (b) the tech showed up to do a duct cleaning (!). (c) the tech was not aware I had a dead animal issue. (d) upon learning I had a dead animal issue and before ever looking in the vent tube itself, insisted he had to replace the silver vent tubing (adding 65.00 to my originally 110.00 service). (e) the animal wasn't in the tubing per my statement to your call center rep, it was in the dryer vent pipe that connects to the silver tubing from the body of the dryer . So why did I pay an additional 65.00 to replace the tubing? Why didn't the tech know why he was coming to my house in the first place? I will commend the tech who actually removed the rodent carcass from the dryer vent pipe. He clearly had not expected that to be part of the service call, and was a trooper about doing it. But the tech who insisted I had to replace my tubing without first looking inside my tubing should be trained better. Or your call center rep should be trained better so the right technicians are sent on a call in the first place. I am angry I paid for something I didn't need and that you sent service folks here unprepared for the job I had very clearly described to the call center rep.
December 16, 2015 5
The air ducts were not cleaned only the dryer vent.
November 15, 2015 5
The crew worked really hard. Our dryer vent was really packed full of lint. Great work. Thank you.
October 28, 2015 4.5
Price. Paid $294.24 for 15 cents (& free dryer vent). This price includes a $25 referral discount. I did not get the $10 on line discount either (I guess because I used the $25 referral discount. Didn't like $10 trip charge-I obviously can't bring my house to you. Fuel surcharge unnecessary in these days of low gas prices. Probably will go elsewhere in future for a lower price.
August 12, 2015 5
They worked very quickly and we were shocked at how dirty the dryer vent really was. We are very happy with this service but not happy with the customer service individuals who schedule the appointment. They were a 2 on a scale from 1 to 10 and were not helpful at all!
July 25, 2015 4.3
Too expensive for a 15 minute job to clean my Dryer vent. Will most likely find a local handyman in the future.
June 24, 2015 5
All was good! We have our dryer vent, vented through a basement window. The Tech gave me good advice to keep the lint from gettting stuck in the window well. I am very appreciative!
May 23, 2015 3.3
Everything was great EXCEPT -- the dryer vent cap price. I purchased the one that you sold, as expected, but the price was a complete rip off. I will probably recommend your service, but i will always warn EVERYONE, NOT TO PURCHASE any additional products or service. The same dryer vent cap costs $6.12 from Lowe's Hardware -- the SEARS version is a COMPLETE RIPOFF. Shame on SEARS.
April 22, 2015 2
The service was about speed. Only only vent was removed, and a wand inserted into the 7-other vents to loosen dirt and debris for removal by the large vacuum. Upon my examination in the duct where the large vacuum was connected, after cleaning, there was still particulates and debris in the duct. There is no way for the ducts to be effectively cleaned with the current system. Also, most importantly, below the dryer vent connection was a cleanout box. The techs did not open it to remove the lint. I did it myself after they left and removed a trash bag full of lint.
April 08, 2015 5
it was a dryer vent cleaning, not air duct, but the techs (Dennis and Lance) were great. very helpful; very professional.
April 08, 2015 5
We feel, in general, that if you have a problem with a product or the service provided by Sears they will "stand behind" that product or service. We appreciate the professionalism and service that George and Anthony provided yesterday with our dryer vent cleaning.
March 21, 2015 2
first time Matt came in to clean our vent , it was very unprofessional and did not clean our dryer vent properly He just use a little stick or wire and just shook it inside the vent that was it.,took him 10 minutes to do the job I could have done it myself. I have called back and they sent Ken second time around and he did an excellent job , that's how you clean a vent professionally. Thanks to Ken.
February 06, 2015 5
I did not have air duct cleaning I had a dryer vent cleaning. I was very satisfied. My dryer is working fine now. I appreciated that Sears came the next day after my phone call. That was very important to me. I would definitely use Sears again. I have scheduled carpet cleaning because of the prompt and wonderful service. So, Thank you. I did not answer other questions because i did not have air duct cleaning.
January 05, 2015 4.8
The technicians that completed our dryer vent cleaning were excellent. Punctual, worked very hard and cleaned up perfectly. A job extremely well done.
December 30, 2014 4.8
It would be nice if the prices are a bit lower. In groupon and living social sites, there are many companies offering specials 1/5 of Sears prices including the dryer vent. Total cost for my house including the dryer vents was $243 where as clean duct pro is offering $59. However I do enjoy the services I received. The workers were cordial, friendly and courteous.
October 28, 2014 5
Professional and friendly crew. First time I've ever wanted to keep a service person's name and ask for that crew personally! Not only cleaned our dryer vent duct to my satisfaction, but showed me what was going on and explained things as they went.
August 26, 2014 5
The technician was on time YEA! He took time to explain what he found and gave me helpful information for keeping my dryer vents clean and my appliances working properly.
August 12, 2014 5
The gentlemen that came to my house to clean my dryer vents were very nice & professional. They did a very good job & I was impressed on how well they did the job. I would give them an A+ rating.
August 12, 2014 5
I had my dryer vent cleaned, they were professional and friendly and called before they arrived.
August 12, 2014 4.8
The three technicians that came to my home to clean my airducts and dryer vent were professional, courteous, and timely.
August 12, 2014 2.3
Of the two technicians, only one spoke English. Unfortunately, I do not speak Spanish. Before they started cleaning, one of the techs asked me for water, which I provided. Then the second tech also asked for water. The English speaking technician came across as very aggressive in his demeanor. At one point, he was going through my condo looking for a window through which he could pass an extension cord. I finally convinced him to use the door. After that, he was almost frantic in his search for a dryer vent outlet. He almost pulled down the vertical blinds in his efforts to open the door leading to the balcony. I had to stop him and open the blinds so he could open the door. Once on the balcony, he thought the fresh air intake to the furnace was the dryer vent. Needless to say, I was very uncomfortable having the two techs in my residence and was glad to see them go.
July 25, 2014 5
Excellent job of cleaning the dryer vent!
July 11, 2014 5
Service tech provided a check of my ultraviolet light in the air cooling vent and turned it on. I appreciated the technical explanations for how often I should get the dryer vents cleaned and the replacement of the vent to dry connection with a flexible hose. Very highly pleased. Thanks.
June 10, 2014 5
Thank you, I feel much safer now that my dryer vents have been cleaned out!
May 23, 2014 4.5
I was pleased with the work and all my questions were answered. One thing I did not agree on was the pricing for cleaning the dryer vent...it took them about 5 minutes, and I paid $109 for those 5 min! I thought something different was to be done. but anyway it's done.
May 09, 2014 5
The three (3) Sears technicians who visited me were extremely friendly and explained all of the actions they were going to take to clean my dryer vent. They answered all of my questions, and left no trace of debris or equipment marks in my condo. I was immensely impressed with the timeliness, professinalism and courtesy of your crew!!
April 22, 2014 5
Gentlemen were polite and conscientious about the work being done. They did the task with little mess, if any, and tested to make certain that it was better than when they arrived. I would recommend them to anyone for dryer vent cleaning.
March 21, 2014 5
The initial quote was low; it had not included the dryer vent cleaning. I also had my air conditioner coils cleaned, though it was expensive. Now that the system has circulated the air for a day, I clearly notice the difference in air quality throughout the house and I can breathe much easier. I felt that Bernard Sennett, the crew manager, was straight with me and could be trusted. I am extremely pleased with Sears service.
March 21, 2014 5
This was for dryer vent cleaning but I was very satisfied.
February 20, 2014 5
Arnold, Darryl, and Adolfo were exceedingly profession, courteous, and knowledgeable. They treated my home with care, and all 3 worked together as a team. The 3 of them can return in a year to clean the dryer vent. Thank you for emptying such great and qualified people!
December 30, 2013 5
Our tech said the dryer vents did not seem that clogged to him, but the cleaning has made a huge difference in dryer performance, so we are quite satisfied. He also recommended that we get a Lint Lizard to clean lint from the inside of the dryer, and we have ordered one. Wouldn't have known about that otherwise. So we are very satisfied.
November 29, 2013 5
I didn't have air duct cleaning - it was the dryer vent system and we were very satisfied with Gerard, our serviceman. He did an excellent job, gave us good advice, and left the area spotless.
November 15, 2013 5
i have had this gentleman cleaing the dryer vent in my apartment I think now. each time it is timely, efficient. he is courteous and definitely an asset 2 ur company. I would like 2 request him each time I have this done.
September 13, 2013 5
Both of the young men that serviced our house were really patient and courteous. I had made a mistake in not knowing how many vents we actually had, which made their job longer and harder, and they were rained on, while cleaning out the dryer vent, and still had a positive disposition. They also understood the equipment, keeping things clean protected from the vacuum hose, and were helpful in explaining to me why one of the units needed to be cleaned off. It's nice to have knowlegeable people who work hard, care about the customers and do a good job. One was name Logan, and the other, I can't remember, he had dark hair, and brown eyes. Both of them helped me round up my escaped dog! Thank you.
August 26, 2013 1.3
I paid for 2 dryer vents to be cleaned. One vent is still completely packed with lint, as visible from the exterior vent. Lord only knows what the rest of the vent is like or the other vent for that matter. I had them cleaned to avoid a fire hazard, not to make one. I expect this entire job (both dryer vents) to be re-done at no cost and done thoroughly and properly. I had a funny feeling at the time the crew was here that they weren't doing the job correctly. I should have listened to my inner voice. I EXPECT to be contacted ASAP to resolve this issue. I'm lucky my house hasn't burned to the ground because of your foolish, lazy crew.
July 25, 2013 5
William was great and helped find a solution to my dryer vent problem. Thank you.
July 11, 2013 5
Jordan Vanduy did a great job! Very pleasant---even put the dryer vent I purchased from him on the dryer and helped me put the dryer in place. I will use this service again!!!!! Carlos Del helped Jordan and was very pleasant too. The best ever dryer vent cleaning ever!!!!!! Thank you Jordan and Carlos!
April 22, 2013 5
Travis and his team of three came to clean my air duck, dryer vent and the furnace. And they did a fantastic job on cleaning the job. They kept everything tidy and clean. I will use them again.
April 22, 2013 4.8
I found lint under the dryer vent inside the dryer so I'm not sure if they actually cleaned inside the actual dryer. Do they just clean from outside and not inside the dryer? I thought the dryer vent cleaning would cover inside dryer as well as the hose connecting the dryer to outside.
April 08, 2013 3
I ordered the service online and thought the link I chose said Air Vent and Dry Vent Cleaning for the $189.00 price however upon the arrival of the technicians, I was informed that the $189.00 was only for the dryer vent service. I was pleased with the work performed, however, I was not happy that the technicians informed me that the air vent cleaning would be an additional charge per vent. Luckily, once the technicians performed the free inspection on the air vents it was determined (by me) that I did not need the service after all.
March 21, 2013 4
The only "complaint" I have is that the technician told me that I should replace my dryer vent hose with a plastic hose vs. the foil one. When I went to Sears to buy the hose, the sales representative told me that you can no longer purchase plastic- they have been taken off the market due to fire hazards. I would think that the service tech should know this too.
March 07, 2013 5
The two men who came out to clean out my dryer vent were very pleasant and professional. I was very satisfied with the service they gave. They were very professional and answered my questions. They were knowledgeable and did a very good job. Two men came to clean out my dryer vent which really needed it. There are 3 mens names on my invoice so I am not sure what the names of the guys who came out were but I'm sure you can look that up, they were very very good at what they did, and very professional. Thank You, Jean M Schaffer
February 20, 2013 5
Just wanted to note that I had my dryer vent cleaned not air ducts.
November 15, 2012 5
Jose worked efficiently and was extremely thorough when cleaning my air ducts, furnace filter and dryer vent. He showed me pictures of before and after of the furnace filter cleaning and took the time to explain what the effects of an inefficient filter. He did an outstanding job...I will recommend Sears Home Services to my neighbors when they are in the market for air duct cleaning!
November 15, 2012 5
I found your technicians Dalton and Allen to be both professional and genuinely friendly. They explained to me step by step what they were going to do and why. I appreciated their candidness and communication skills. Very satisfied with the job they did Cleaning my dryer vent. The time it takes me to dry my clothes now is noticably less. A sincere Thank You to Dalton and Allen for coming to my rescue. Cathy Malady
May 09, 2012 5
The only thing I didn't appreciate was the lack of answer to my question as to the length of the air hose that was inserted into the dryer vent. A smile, and "about three times as tall as me," by Jordan did not answer my question, nor did I feel that he took my question seriously. I would still like to know the length of the air hose.
May 09, 2012 4
Technicians were running late, but did call to let me know and asked if that was still okay. They were very courteous and professional. Dryer vent is now operating smoothly.
May 09, 2012 1.5
The clean up after the process was in a word "POOR" I was told the techs would take the vents and clean and sanitize them they did not! The "whip tool" was used to splatter dust and dirt off the vents and then left to be swept up by me. The ceiling vents as they were being unscrewed from the dry wall dry wall dust came down I and I was told the debris is just from the dry wall and it was left all about as well in my Grand daughters room dresser. All tthrough out the house dry wall dust and vent dust had to be cleaned after they lfinished/eft. My dryer vent was "cleaned" although he could not find the outside vent to be sure. He did the "best he could" dryer lent left all behind the dryer and i was told his little vacum couldn't handle it, he should have used his bigger Vac. I should have used a smaller check.$ 800.00 (ouch) more like $400 You let me down Sears I thought I could count on you
March 21, 2012 5
It was actually a dryer vent cleaning.
March 21, 2012 4.8
although Jared said he cleaned the dryer vent system, he didn't clean the actual dryer lint filter or the slot the filter fits into. I guess I assumed he would have done that too. other than that, Jared was a pleasure to work with. would definitely recommend him to others.
February 20, 2012 5
This was cleaning of my dryer vent which vents out on the roof.
January 19, 2012 5
Matt and Don were excellent! They were honest about the clog in the dryer vent and thought someone else was going to have to come out. They did everything they could to get it un-clogged. Also, on a side note, Matt stepped in something outside and tracked it in the house. I didn't notice, but he did. When they were done with the vent, he got out the carpet cleaner and cleaned up the mess. I will using this service again next year. I may even request Matt and Don.
December 30, 2011 4.5
Technicians were PROFESSIONAL, courteous, answered questions, called first, etc. Very good service! However, just an hour after they left I had a SEARS dryer repair person here, who said we needed the dryer vents cleaned! I advised him we JUST did! He said they were not allowing enough air to go from the dryer to the outside, and something needed to be done. Thank you.
November 29, 2011 2.3
The workers did not clean up after themselves. When they went outside...then came back in, they did NOT wipe there feet. Mud was on our carpets and stairs! Dust residue that came out of the vent areas when, they blew the ducts out to the vacumn downstairs, was in everyroom of the house around and LEFT at the vent! They did not even offer to place the vent covers back on the walls. They both seemed tired and out of it and just wanted to get doon and leave! NOT WORTH THE $724.00 WE PAID. Afterwards I had called and asked a local contractor what they would do for the same amount and they CLEARLY offered a more professional service AND with a thorough cleaning around the work areas AND with a video showing the clean ducts. When they cleaned out the dryer vent, the amount of residue left outside was disgusting. Why couldn't they have Cleaned up? They were in and out of our house within an hour. It was if they did not even care about how much it cost for their services! VERY DISAPPOINTING SERVICE FROM SEARS ON THIS ONE!!

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