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Old 12-31-2012, 05:48 PM
 
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Hi can anyone recommend a person who cleans dryer ducts? I can buy a auger with brush for around $68 and do it myself. Perhaps there is a pro that does this for a living that does it for less. I dont know. Thanks for any tips. I am near RTP.
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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My parents used a guy - I can get his number. If I don't get back to you - DM me. I have a bad memory for this kind of thing!
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:36 PM
 
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Hi can anyone recommend a person who cleans dryer ducts? I can buy a auger with brush for around $68 and do it myself. Perhaps there is a pro that does this for a living that does it for less. I dont know. Thanks for any tips. I am near RTP.
We pulled our dryer away from the wall and put an eletric leaf blower to the vent pipe. It looked like a blizzard outside. Honestly!
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:18 PM
 
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I found a brush with extension you can connect to your drill. I will use along with leaf blow. Thanks.

32 dollars Called lint eater.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hi can anyone recommend a person who cleans dryer ducts? I can buy a auger with brush for around $68 and do it myself. Perhaps there is a pro that does this for a living that does it for less. I dont know. Thanks for any tips. I am near RTP.
I doubt you will find someone who will make any kind at all of house call for less than your $70 purchase.
If you want to DIY, try the Leaf Blower tip first (if you have a blower) as I've heard that works well too, but make sure you do it when it's DRY outside. A friend did it when there was a lit drizzle outside and it ended up looking like his side yard had been toilet-papered!
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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I tried to find someone to clean out my old metal dryer duct under the house years ago. I finally figured out it was easier and cheaper to tear it out and replace it.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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I know you may want to have someone clean it for you, but as other suggesting it cheaper to do it your self.
I guess the leaf blower would work but for me angling the blower in dryer vent and holding it is cumbersome.

I use a shop vac with hooking the hose to the out take of the vac and use hose to blow it out that way.

If your concern about mess it will make outside. Use one of the large out door garbage bags with Tie straps on the end and tie it around the out-take vent.

If you dont have a shop vac, a small one will do the trick and they usually run around $40.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:03 AM
 
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Just resurrecting because I just had mine cleaned for $55 - included replacing the ducting that went from the dryer to the opening in the wall which even I could see was completely shot. The guy is a firefighter, does this on the side

Jimmy - JNR Vent Cleaning - 919-228-VENT.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:11 AM
 
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I do mine myself. I had a neighbor help with the roof part (I'm no good with heights) and then once that was done, I do the inside once every month or two and it seems to be staying clean now.
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