Bird Nests, Lint and Fires – Have Your Dryer Vent Professionally Cleaned.

Bird Nest Found In Dryer Vent

Most people assume if they clean their dryer lint screen before starting a new load of laundry their clothes will dry quickly while not giving any thought to a potentially clogged dryer vent that could lead to a fire.

After all, if you clean your lint screen, there’s no possible way your dryer vent can be clogged with lint, right?

The truth is, your dryer’s vent screen does a good job at trapping “some” lint but not “all” lint.  Over time, lint mixes with moisture from your dryer and slowly cakes inside your dryer vent system.  As this caking builds up, the internal size of your vent reduces, and exhaust from your dryer cannot escape as efficiently as designed, and a host of problems develop including complete exhaust blockage.

Take this simple quiz, and if you can answer YES to any of these questions, it may be time to have your dryer vent serviced.

  • Dryer takes more than one cycle to dry clothes (30-40+ minutes)
  • Your garments are hot and damp after one cycle
  • Dryer gets extremely hot during a cycle
  • Notice a burning smell when doing laundry
  • Dryer cuts off mid-cycle
  • The dryer blows its heating element or trips breakers

In addition to lint issues causing severe choking of your exhaust, examination of client’s ducts by our camera system, have shown other obstructions such as bird nests, seeds and nuts left by squirrels and rodents, seam separation within the ductwork, and other issues that obstruct proper exhaust.

A professional dryer duct cleaning every 12-18 months will offer the homeowner the following benefits:


  • Clothes Dry Faster
  • Extends the Life of Your Dryer – By removing vent obstructions, your dryer will work more efficiently thereby extending its life
  • Prevents Fires – Clogged vents are a fire hazard waiting to happen. Don’t be one of the 15,000 dryer vent fire victims reported annually
  • You’ll save money because your dryer won’t have to run as much to dry your clothes

Tru Clean ’s dryer vent cleaning service is designed to enhance your dryer’s performance, extend your appliances life and help reduce the chances of fire due to clogged dryer ducts.

Our Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

  1. We use specialized equipment to video scope your dryer duct system to look for obstructions and damage so that we can formulate the exact cleaning requirement of your job.
  2. We perform a Digital airflow test to measure and compare the airflow of your dryer vent before and after cleaning.
  3. Once we have examined the interior of your dryer duct system and performed an airflow test, our technician will remove any obstructions (ie. Bird nests, dead rodents, pet hair buildup, socks, dryer sheets, nuts and seeds left by animals, animal droppings, construction debris etc.) and begin the lint removal process.
  4. Our duct cleaning is performed using rotary brush extraction and a powerful vacuum recovery system.  We will clean the entire dryer duct system and vacuum under and around the dryer.  We will also check your dryer’s exhaust vent that connects from your dryer to the vent intake located in your wall.
  5. Lint and debris removal is just the beginning of our dryer vent cleaning process. Because your dryer vent also carries moisture and potentially serves as a housing for rodents, feces, and bird nests, we thoroughly sanitize your vent with a hospital grade bactericide.
  6. Our final process is returning your dryer to its original location and making sure your exhaust vent is appropriately connected.

Tru Clean is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In addition, we are A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and a five-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on our dryer vent cleaning services or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888.  We service all of Lee, Charlotte and Collier County and all major credit cards are accepted.

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