ServiceMaster Clean Property Services has been synonymous with Dryer Vent Cleaning: it’s one of our core services. We’ve cleaned hundreds of thousands of vents in that time, from one room bungalows to a thousand unit high rise apartment buildings. Our crews are highly experienced, and can diagnose and solve any problem they may encounter.

The most common damage with improperly maintained dryervents is water damage. When a blockage occurs, condensation forms and collects within the pipe. Over time it will sag and crack the vent, potentially causing thousands of dollars in damage to the surrounding structure.

Condensation build up is problematic of poor air flow, annual maintenance cleaning of the dryer vent will help maintain air flow, dryer efficiency and stay ahead of unsightly damage and loss of use. Once a vent system becomes compromised it can be challenging and expensive to correct especially in slab ducts systems. Annual maintenance and assessment is foremost defence for a multi unit property.


When accessing Dryer Vents above 10 ft, safety is the most important aspect of the service. Our team are all Fall Protection Certified and most have Rope Access Certification as well. The team will access exterior vents via the use of fall protection systems, aerial lifts, ladders and via rope access for high rise buildings.

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Dryervent Cleaning Technique

The primary tool for vent cleaning is high pressure air blown through a skip inserted into the pipe. This system pushes (or pulls) any debris like lint, dust or other small items that may have been spit out from the dryer.


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Basic Definitions

Interior & Exterior Service – Suite Access

The team will enter the units and push from the dryer connecting pipe to the exterior vent. They will then ensure their is adequate are flow and Pull from the exterior removing all loose lint.

Exterior Service – No Suite Access

The team will safely access the exterior vent and insert their tooling close to the connecting pipe and pull the lint to the exterior vent.

Vent Covers

Having the correct type of vent covers with a damper system are large enough grids will allow for sufficient air flow. Often the original vent covers installed are not designed for dryer vents but more suitable for bathroom or kitchen exhaust systems. Having the correct cover is the number one defense 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 for Vancouver is launching a program for regular maintenance of common laundry room dryer vents. The constant use of these facilities generates huge amonts of lint build up in very short time spans. The results: 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 cleaning of dryer vents 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 just 1 family would use theirs in a week.

Booster Fan Cleaning – to greatly re word this from another company site

If your dryer vent line exceeds 25 feet, a booster fan is recommended to help maintain sufficient airflow levels. The booster fan, and the dryer vent system as a whole, should be cleaned once a year to ensure safety and adequate efficiency
During our booster fan cleaning service, our technicians remove all lint and debris that has built up on the fan and its mechanical components. The booster fan is then inspected to ensure it is fully-functioning and helping your vent system operate at maximum efficiency.