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Houston's BEST Dryer Vent
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We pair no-mess equipment with quality repair services to leave your home ready for a fresh year of worry-free living.

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Your home is not safe.

If you're like most people, cleaning your dryer vent pipe is not something you've given very much thought to. Who could blame you? Most of us don't like to think about laundry at all! But that's where the trouble starts, the maintenance associated with owning a clothes dryer isn't something most homeowners are aware of. Chances are, if you're reading this, your dryer vent pipe is full of lint that's built up over the years. This condition is a fire hazard.

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THAT’S WHERE WE COME IN.

We help you protect your family from dryer-caused house fires with our no-mess, turnkey services. With many years in the home inspection and general contracting industry under our belt, rest assured you’re in good hands.

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KICK BACK AND RELAX

We’re in-and-out in one hour and you’re all set for a year of worry-free living! Before leaving your home, we will provide you with a digital copy of our report, which we encourage you to keep for your maintenance records. Stop worrying about any hidden fire hazards in your home and kick your feet up!

Our promise

Whether you've just bought a home or decided to knock out a shortlist of maintenance items for the one you live in, we're here to help! Our team brings years of experience in the residential inspection and construction industry to bat. Let us show you what a clean and seamless service looks like!

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Obstructed vent

The average American family does 8-10 loads of laundry each week. A single load of laundry, from wash to dry, takes an average of an hour and a half. That's a lot of laundry! If you're like most people, you pop the dryer open, swipe the lint trap clean, and toss a load of wet clothes in to dry. The problem? Cleaning the lint trap is not enough.

Garments in heavier laundry loads often hold more than a gallon of water, which during the drying process, becomes airborne water vapor. These vapors carry lint -highly flammable particles of clothing made of cotton and polyester past the lint trap and collect on the inside walls of the dryer vent pipe. As lint accumulates, this condition reduces the dryer’s ability to expel heated water vapor, which then accumulates as heat energy within the machine.

This causes the dryer to overheat and these types of mechanical failures often lead to sparks, which can ignite the dryer lint trapped inside the vent pipe and cause the whole house to burst into flames!

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A clean dryer vent pipe allows for optimal airflow through the exhaust duct and dramatically reduces the risk of premature wear on your equipment and fire. The flex duct that connects from the dryer to the vent pipe should not be kinked or crushed. If your clothes dryer is located in a confined space, we install two 90-degree vent elbows to shorten the length of the flex duct and make the connection as straight as possible.

If the flex duct at your house is irreparably damaged or crushed, we replace them with industry grade, semi-rigid flex ducts and aluminum connectors. We also seal all connections with heavy-duty gear hose clamps and vapor-resistant foil tape, free of charge.

Our Turnkey Services:

Unlike the other guys, we don't use cheap equipment or compressed air to clean your dryer vent pipe. Our no-mess, commercial-grade vacuum equipment ensures a neat, clean service.

We also offer a variety of additional home maintenance and handyman services. A full list can be provided along with pricing upon request. We also provide photo documentation of each repair and service in our report.

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Dryer Vent Pipe Cleaning
Repair or Replacement of Flex Duct
Free Attic Inspections
(if applicable)
We Provide Documentation
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Plumbing Vent Pipe/ Vent Jack
Sealing
Caulking and Silicone Sealing
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our service

As a team that's spent years in the inspection and construction industry, we truly know the value of a job well done. We bring American-made, specialized cleaning equipment to each home. Our commercial-grade vacuum system ensures an airtight fit at the dryer vent pipe, run through a true HEPA filter to ensure a clean service.

As the vacuum runs, we feed a powerful drill-brush through the vent pipe and thoroughly remove the built-up lint. The service itself takes anywhere between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the location and length of the dryer vent.

Unlike many of the other companies in Houston that offer this service, we actually use a videoscope to inspect the vent pipe after cleaning and provide you with a detailed report.

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Team members at Texas Vent Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Some Indicators That My Dryer Vent Pipe Needs To Be Cleaned?

1.       It takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes. Clothes dryers evaporate the water from wet clothing by blowing hot air past them while they tumble inside a spinning drum. Heat is provided by an electrical heating element or gas burner. An obstructed vent pipe prevents the airborne water vapor from escaping your dryer, which lengthens the drying time and leaves your clothes wet at the end of a cycle.

2.       You notice a burning smell. Lint and fabric fuzz contain cotton and polyester, which are highly flammable. It does not take very much heat to ignite dryer lint. If you notice a burning smell when operating your dryer, shut it off and contact an appliance repairman immediately.

3.       Your clothes are piping hot at the end of a load. An excessive buildup of lint restricts the amount of heat and water vapor that can exhaust through the vent pipe from the dryer, leading to accumulation of heat energy within the machine. You'll know this is happening by observing if your clothes are excessively hot to the touch after they come out of the dryer.

4.       Your dryer shows indications of overheating. The tell-tale sign that your dryer is too hot is damage to your clothes and a unit that is excessively hot to the touch while operating.

5.       You haven't cleaned out your vents in over a year. Obstructed dryer vent pipes are the most commonly neglected home maintenance item for good reason, most people don't think about their laundry room very often. For a typical household, a yearly cleaning is more than adequate while larger households should expect more frequent cleanings.

How Dangerous Is This Condition In My Home?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, "InterNACHI believes that house fires caused by dryers are far more common than are generally believed, a fact that can be appreciated upon reviewing statistics from the National Fire Protection Agency. Fires caused by dryers in 2005 were responsible for approximately 13,775 house fires, 418 injuries, 15 deaths, and $196 million in property damage. Most of these incidents occur in residences and are the result of improper lint cleanup and maintenance."

What If There's Dryer Lint All Over My Attic?

The simple answer is that it should be removed, along with the contaminated insulation, as soon as possible. You should also anticipate the cost of replacing the insulation, depending on how much lint has discharged into the attic space. Laundry lint is mostly made of cotton and synthetic fibers, making it very flammable. An accumulation of lint in the attic space poses a significant fire hazard.

How Do You Guys Guarantee That My Dryer Vent Is Clean?

Unlike the other guys, we don't just blow compressed air into the vent pipe and run a brush through. We use specialized equipment to vacuum and scrub the inside of the vent pipe thoroughly, then we climb on the roof with an anemometer to measure the wind speed to verify that the obstructions have been cleared. We look for a reading of about 200 CFM.

How Long Does Our Service Take?

On average, we can complete most jobs in less than an hour. In the event that the vent pipe is damaged, separated in the attic space, or improperly sealed- additional time spent onsite is common.

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Team member at Texas Vent Doctor inspecting the dryer vent with an inspection camera.

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