ServiceMaster Clean Property Services Vancouver has been synonymous with Dryer Vent Cleaning in the Lower Mainland for more than two decades. This is because dryer vent and dryer duct cleaning is one of our core services. Without a doubt, we’ve cleaned hundreds of thousands of dryer vents in that time, from one room bungalows to thousand unit high rise apartment buildings. As a result, our crews are highly experienced, and can diagnose and solve any problem they may encounter.


The most common damage resulting from improperly maintained dryer ducts is water damage. This is due to the fact that, when a blockage occurs, condensation forms and collects within the pipe. Over time, this wet debris may sag and crack the vent. This may cause thousands of dollars in damage to the surrounding structure.


Annual cleaning of the dryer ducts is the accepted solution to prevent dryer inefficiency and stay ahead of expensive damage. This is because condensation build up is a result of poor air flow. Once a vent system becomes compromised it can be challenging and expensive to correct the problem, especially in slab ducts systems. Therefore, annual maintenance, assessment and dryer duct cleaning is the foremost defence for a multi-unit property. Allow us to help you with all of your dryer vent cleaning anywhere in the Vancouver area.


Safety is the most important aspect of the service when accessing Dryer Vents above 10 ft. Because of this our teams are all Fall Protection Certified and most have Rope Access Certification as well. The team will access exterior vents using aerial lifts, ladders and rope access, accompanied by a compliant fall protection system.


Dryer Vent and Duct Cleaning Technique

The primary method we use for vent cleaning is to insert a skip into the ducting that blows high pressure air through. This system pushes (or pulls) any debris like lint, dust or other small items, out of the ducting. This process results in a clear and serviceable duct that will allow your dryer to vent its moisture outside, and not back into the building.

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Basic Definitions

Interior Dryer Duct Cleaning – Suite Access

Our team will enter the units and push debris out from the dryer connecting pipe to the exterior vent. Afterwards, they will pull from the exterior removing all loose lint ensuring there is adequate airflow.

Exterior Dryer Duct Cleaning Service – No Suite Access

For exterior duct and dryer vent cleaning, without suite access, the team will safely access the exterior vent and insert the air hose close to the connecting pipe to pull the lint to the exterior vent. Afterwards they will clean up as much debris as possible to avoid making a mess.

Dryer Vent CleaningVent Covers

Having the correct type of vent cover is essential for proper air flow. This means that, the vent must have an appropriate damper system and a sufficiently large opening or grid. Despite this, we have found that the correct covers are often not installed on dryer vents. Sometimes, the covers used are not designed for dryer vents but are intended for for bathroom or kitchen exhaust systems. Having the correct cover is the number one defence in maintaining air flow. We can help specify, remove and replace vent covers, this is most efficient to do at the same with the annual cleaning.


ServiceMaster Clean Residential Vancouver is launching a program for regular maintenance of common laundry room dryer vents across the Lower Mainland. The constant use of these facilities generates huge amounts of lint build up in very short time spans. The result is less efficient dryers, risk of damage to the machines, and greater risk of fires. Our maintenance program drastically reduces those risks and related costs.


To give an example, manufacturers recommend annual dryer vents vent cleaning for regular 1 family use of a dryer. This is based on a few loads of laundry dried per week. Common laundry room dryers are used many more times each day than one family would use during an entire week.

Booster Fan Cleaning

A booster fan is recommend to help maintain sufficient airflow levels if your dryer vent line exceeds 25 feet. Because of this, the booster fan should be cleaned at least once a year to ensure safe and adequate function. During our booster fan cleaning service, our technicians remove all lint and debris that has built up on the fan and its mechanical components. Afterwards, the booster fan is inspected to ensure it is fully-functioning and helping your vent system operate at maximum efficiency.


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