Wayne’s Service Tips – Dryer Duct Cleaning
The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that there are an estimated 15,500 Fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryer fires every year. CPSC also estimates over $84,000,000 in property damage each year as a result of clothes dryer fires.
Are you offering dryer duct cleaning as part of your everyday business? If not, you are missing out on a very profitable add-on to your duct cleaning business; or do dryer duct cleaning as a stand-alone business. We offer all the equipment you need to provide a professional, thorough cleaning of residential and commercial dryer ducts.
Our new DUCTMASTER with the Dryer Cable/Brush assembly is the perfect package to clean a dryer vent system in residential and small commercial locations. This system gives you the most advanced and powerful tools available to provide this service. The powerful suction of our DUCTMASTER vacuum with 4 motors helps assure that no lint will be left behind in a properly performed cleaning. The safe/aggressive nature of the brush helps assure all debris is removed from the walls of the dryer duct without causing any damage.
For larger commercial systems, Air-Care can provide technical support and other equipment options to clean these systems. Like any other equipment we offer, free technical support is available FOREVER.
Common indicators of dryer problems are:
- It takes more than one cycle to dry clothes.
- The dryer vent flapper does not open when the dryer is turned on.
- The clothes that come out of the dryer are hotter than normal.
Results of a properly cleaned dryer vent:
- Increased airflow will decrease drying time.
- Operating costs will be less.
- The life of the dryer will be extended.
- Frequency of repairs should be reduced.
- Clothing will dry at lower temperatures and in less time. This will help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on clothing, thus extending their life.
- Peace of mind that there is one less risk of fire in the household.
While pricing varies around the country, we find most companies are charging between $75 and $200 for a normal residential dryer duct cleaning as a stand-alone service. When provided at the same time air duct cleaning is being done, it seems to run in the $40.00 to $100.00 range. As a rule, cleaning of a dryer vent will take from 30-60 minutes. Even at $75 for each dryer vent and doing 5 a day for a year that’s a gross income of almost $100,000 a year with very little expense after the equipment is paid for.
Or, if you’re doing 2 duct cleaning jobs a day and sell it as an add-on service for only $60.00 – that’s an additional $600 a week or over $30,000 a year in additional revenue. Even if you only sell half of your jobs a dryer duct cleaning, I’m sure everyone can find a way to spend, save, or invest an additional $15,000 a year.
No matter how you do the math, if you’re not offering dryer vent cleaning, a small investment in equipment can bring back a quick and ongoing return on your investment. Not to mention you are providing your customers with a legitimate, necessary service most homeowners do not even think about until the dryer fails – or worse yet, a disaster strikes.
Call us today for all the details and pricing of our DUCTMASTER and related accessories for your dryer duct cleaning business.