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Dryer Vent Cleaning - South Carolina  843-236-5056
HORRY COUNTY: Garden City • Surfside Beach • Socastee • Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach • Conway • Little River
GEORGETOWN COUNTY:  Pawleys Island • Litchfield •  Murrells Inlet

Dryer Vent Cleaning - North Carolina  910-579-9991
BRUNSWICK COUNTY: Calabash • Ocean Isle Beach • Sunset Beach • Shallotte

Carpet Cleaning - Tile Cleaning - Upholstery Cleaning - Mattress Cleaning - Air Duct Cleaning - Dryer Vent Cleaning - Water Restoration - Mold Remediation

Commercial & Residential

Your lint trap only traps about 60% of the lint, the other 40% goes up and through the dryer vent and the dryer vent system. The accumulation of lint in the dryer vent or dryer vent system is a real fire hazard.

According to the National Fire Protection Agency, 92% of fires in 2010 were caused by clothes dryers. Keep your home safe and get your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year.

How Healthy Home Can Help:

  • We have professional, trained service technicians that are on-time, courteous
    and thorough
  • Regular professional cleaning improves efficiency and safety of your dryer

What You Should Do:

  • Clean the filter screen before and after each load
  • Clean the dryer vent to the outside. Contact Healthy Home to be sure it has been done properly
  • Clean the motor area - heat build-up can ignite dust and lint built up in this area.
  • If you happen to notice poor drying conditions or excessive lint outside under the vent contact Healthy Home to inspect the dryer.

To Help Prevent Fires:

  • Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or exhaust duct is blocked.
  • Clean the dryer vent and exhaust periodically. Check the outside of the dryer vent while the dryer is operating to make sure exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, the vent or the exhaust duct may be blocked. To remove a blockage in the exhaust path, it may be necessary to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer. Remember to reconnect the ducting to the dryer and outside vent before using the dryer again.
  • ​Clean behind the dryer, where lint can build up. Have a qualified service person clean the interior of the dryer chassis periodically to minimize the amount of lint accumulation. Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter.
  • Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow.
  • Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, or finishing oils and stains. If possible, wash the clothing more than once to minimize the amount of chemicals on the clothes and, preferably, hang clothes to dry. If using a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, do not leave the dried clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry hamper.

98% of your dryer vent cannot be seen. The only part that is visible is the dryer exhaust; transition hose and the roof exhaust vent or exterior wall vent on some multi-story dwellings. Most of the dryer vent is in a confined area inside your walls, floor joists, crawl space and attic.

  • According to the 1997 estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 15,600 fires, 20 deaths, 370 injuries and $75.4 million in property damage all attributed to dryer fires.
  • From 1987-1997 dryer fires were up 10%, injuries  were up more than 100% and property damage was up 46%
  • According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 80% of clothes dryer fires occur in residential buildings.
  • "Failure to clean" is the leading cause of dryer fires.
  • The average U.S. home can save almost 30% in clothes dryer costs by cleaning and maintaining dryer vent lines.


Your lint trap traps about 60% of the lint, the other 40% goes up and through your dryer vent and dryer vent system. The accumulation of lint in the dryer vent or dryer vent system is a real fire hazard.

98% of your dryer vent cannot be seen. The only part that visible is the dryer exhaust; transition hose and the roof exhaust vent or exterior wall vent on some multi-story dwellings. Most of the dryer vent is in a confined area inside your walls, floor joist, crawl space and attic. 

Dryer Vent Cleaning


  • Extends the life of the dryer - reduces repair costs
  • Reduces drying time by increasing air flow which helps save money on utility bills
  • Eliminates fire hazard
  • A study performed by the U.S. Fire Administration shows "Failure to Clean" as the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings
  • 84% of clothes dryer fires occurred in residential buildings