Baltimore and surrounding counties for Dryer Vent Cleaning

At Sanitize 4 Serenity, we strive to provide the highest quality service with the best equipment available as Dryer Vent Cleaners in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Clogged brush with dust and bird feathers after pulling back the 25 foot hose from a dryer vent cleaning for Sanitize 4 Serenity

Indoor Dryer Vent Concerns

Dryer vents can be a source of many unknown headaches for homeowners. Whether it’s maintenance time or your clothes taking longer to dry, you can expect that a clogged vent might be the cause. The accumulation of lint, debris and other material over time can lead to blockages, which can lead to a variety of problems including: fires, poor air quality, and inefficiency.

When a dryer vent is clogged, air can’t pass through and it causes the machine to work harder. This can lead to reduced airflow, longer drying cycles, and increased energy bills. In addition, a dryer vent clog can be a serious fire hazard. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, dryer fires cause an estimated 2,900 home fires, $35 million in property damage, and 20 deaths in the United States each year.

The importance of regularly cleaning and maintaining dryer vents, as they are often neglected and can cause serious damage if not maintained. It stresses the fact that a dryer is an essential part of most homes and, as such, regular maintenance is required to ensure safety.

Regular maintenance of a dryer vent such as routinely cleaning the lint trap and replacing the flexible duct hose can help improve dryer performance and reduce the risk of fires. Additionally, full-service dryer vent line clean out can be done by us (Sanitize 4 Serenity) up to 40 feet.

According to NFIRS, 84% of dryer-related fires occur in residential buildings, implying that the risk is quite significant. It is important for homeowners to take necessary steps to protect their families from potential risk of fire.

Our brush system effectively cleans dryer vents and air ducts by loosening dirt and debris with its rotating brush head, while simultaneously vacuuming the loosened material in its nozzle, and into a HEPA-filtered bag.

Before A clogged dryer vent line before a dryer vent cleaning by Sanitize 4 Serenity
After A unclogged dryer vent line after a dryer vent cleaning by Sanitize 4 Serenity

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We noticed a potential house fire waiting to happen. Our customer was unaware of the severity of their dryer vent issue. Their extended drying time for clothing should have been a warning sign - by them taking action could have saved their life.

"Eighty-four percent of clothes dryer fires that occurred in buildings took place in residential buildings."

NFIRS (National Fire Incident Reporting System)

Press release...

New Dryer Vent Testing

Dryer vents play an important role in keeping homes safe and comfortable, but they can present a hazard if not properly maintained. That's why it's important to periodically check the air flow in residential dryer vents to ensure that they are operating according to the NADCA's DEDP (Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance) Standard. Fortunately, we can now do this easily and quickly at your home with our Dryer Vent Test Kit. The Dryer Vent Test Kit will measure the air pressure in the pipe, and provide a readout that will tell you whether or not the pipe is compliant with the DEDP standard.

Sanitize 4 Serenity offers a professional Dryer Vent Test that is compliant with NADCA's DEDP (Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance) Standard. This tool can be used to quickly and easily check the air flow in residential dryer vents and make sure that they are working properly. A clogged dryer vent is a major fire hazard, and this kit helps people detect any blockages or issues with their dryer vent.

This standard sets requirements for measuring the efficiency of a dryer exhaust duct to ensure it is able to successfully move a sufficient amount of airflow, taking into account potential sources of friction or resistance such as flexible transitions, leaky elbows and ducts, and broken connections.

When dryer exhaust ducts fail to meet the minimum pressure and velocity criteria, video cameras are then recommended to further diagnose the potential issues.

Dryer Exhuast Duct Performance DEDP Machine

Method of Dryer Vent Cleaning

A dryer vent inspection is conducted as part of our walk through. We move the washer and dryer as necessary, vacuum the dust around the back of the dryer and remove the vent line, and brush vacuum the vent lines from inside and outside the home as necessary. If dust falls, we vacuum the floor of the laundry room, and can replace any old dryer vent holes or install a new one as needed.

A dryer vent cleaning hose hookup in the basement of a house for Sanitize 4 Serenity

Aerial shot

Here in Baltimore city, we use drones for some aerial inspections. Mainly for residential rooftop row homes to locate Dryer Vents Exhaust exiting through the roof. We use them to find HVAC units for Air Duct Cleaning on the rooftop of commercial buildings as well.


Ground Level

Lower level vents. e.g house, apartment, condos



Second Level

Second level vents. e.g., Single family home, condos



“Dust, fiber, and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent) were, by far, the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings."

FEMA (from the Tropical Fire Report)
There's a Benefit

Benefit of having your dryer vent cleaned?

Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned helps reduce the fire risk posed by lint build-up and improve the efficiency of your dryer.

When lint is allowed to accumulate in a dryer vent, it can become a major fire hazard. The reason is that as the lint builds up, it can block air flow, resulting in overheating of the dryer or even a fire.

In addition to reducing the fire risk posed by lint build-up in your dryer vent, having your vent professionally cleaned can improve your dryer’s efficiency. When the vent is blocked, the dryer has to work harder and longer to dry your clothes, resulting in higher power bills and a shorter life span for your appliance.

Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned will also help reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load of laundry. A clogged vent means longer drying times, which wastes both time and energy. Regular maintenance and cleaning of the vent can help prevent this issue.

Finally, having your dryer vent professionally cleaned can help improve the air quality in your home. Lint, dust and other pollutants can easily be drawn into your home through the dryer vent, which can then be inhaled by those living in the home. Regular maintenance and cleaning of the dryer vent can help reduce this issue.

Overall, having your dryer vent professionally cleaned is a great way to reduce the fire risk, improve the dryer’s efficiency, cut down on drying times and improve the air quality in your home. If your dryer vent hasn’t been cleaned recently, it’s a good idea to have it inspected and cleaned to make sure it’s working efficiently and safely.

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Inside look

A small glimpse of how your dryer vent cleaning looks from the inside out.

Clogged Vents

What are symptoms my dryer vent is clogged?

Do you suspect that your dryer vent may be clogged? Clogged dryer vents are a common problem and can cause a number of problems, from increasing energy costs to creating a fire hazard. It’s important to identify the symptoms of a clogged dryer vent to avoid potential hazards and costly repairs.

One of the major symptoms of a clogged dryer vent is that your clothes are taking longer than usual to dry. When your dryer vent is clogged, the hot air and moisture your dryer creates has difficulty escaping, which can cause your dryer to take longer to dry your clothes. This means you will most likely have to keep running your dryer multiple cycles to dry your clothes and will be wasting both energy and money.

You may also notice that your dryer is hot to the touch after running a few cycles. A blocked vent prevents the hot air and moisture from escaping, which can cause your dryer to overheat. If you notice that your dryer is becoming too hot, it’s likely a sign that your dryer vent is clogged and needs to be cleaned as soon as possible.

On the other hand, some people may notice that their clothes aren’t actually getting dry at all. This is another classic sign of a clogged dryer vent. The moisture is unable to escape through the vent and the warm air is unable to reach your clothes, causing your clothes to stay damp after your dryer cycle has finished.

If you suspect that your dryer vent is clogged, a professional at Sanitize 4 Serenity should be called to inspect and clean your vent. It’s important to address the clog as soon as possible to reduce the risk of a dryer fire. Reaching out us for dryer vent cleaning services is the best way to ensure that your vent is properly taken care of.

  • Longer Than Normal Drying Time - If you notice your clothes are taking longer to dry, this could be an indication that your vent is blocked. A blocked vent will reduce air flow, making it difficult for the dryer to draw out moisture from the clothes.
  • Excess Lint - Check behind and around your dryer for an excessive amount of lint. This is another indication that your vent is blocked. If lint is building up and not being blown outside, it's a sign that the vent needs to be cleaned.
  • Hot Air - If you feel hot air coming out from the area around your dryer, it means the air from the dryer is being blocked from exiting and is instead being pushed back into the room.
  • No Air - Check the outside of your dryer vent to see if air is coming out. If it's completely blocked, no air will be able to escape. You may also see lint and other debris coming out of the vent.

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