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Chicago: Best Dryer Vent Cleaning Services 2024

March 11th, 2024 | 4 min. read

By Louis Greubel

Dryer maintenance is easy to forget about. Cleaning a lint trap is easy, but deep cleaning your entire vent system takes much more effort. And while there are plenty of DIY dryer vent cleaning kits, many still prefer hiring a dryer vent cleaning service.

If you decide to hire a professional, though, you have to decide which company to hire. That can be a tough choice to make, especially with so many options available.

At HY-C, we manufacture a dryer vent cleaning kit called LintEater. And while we’re not a dryer vent cleaning company, we do know these vents well. More importantly, we know what goes into hiring the right dryer vent cleaning service.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some of the best dryer vent cleaning companies in Chicago, Illinois. We’ll cover reviews, prices (where they’re available), additional services each company offers, and more.

By the time you’re finished here, you’ll have all the information you need to choose the right dryer vent cleaning professional in the Chicago area.

Note that the companies here are listed in no particular order.

Angels Duct Cleaning

Angels Duct Cleaning logo

Angels Duct Cleaning is highly reviewed and highly regarded in the Chicago area. One aspect that helps the company stand out is its transparent pricing. The pricing page on their website lists $129 for a deep dryer vent cleaning.

Angels lists other services online, too, with prices listed for each job. These include various furnace cleaning jobs, bathroom exhaust fan cleaning, and more. Where pricing isn’t available, the company offers free quotes, which are just a phone call away.

They also offer before and after pictures of previous work. These provide a real, in-depth look into how dirty vents can get, and how thoroughly Angels can clean them.

Windy City Duct Cleaning

Windy City Duct Cleaning logo

Windy City Duct Cleaning also stands out for their transparent pricing. They list their dryer vent cleaning rates on their website as follows:

  • Up to the first floor: $125
  • Second floor and up: $159

They offer other services, too, including air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and disinfection solutions — all with prices listed.

Windy City Duct Cleaning also offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for their services. If you aren’t satisfied, simply call within 30 days. They’ll attempt to correct anything they might have missed. If you’re still not satisfied, they’ll even offer a full refund.

The company covers quite a bit of ground throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Their service area includes Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Highland Park, Naperville, and plenty more.

Mr. Duct Air Duct Cleaning

Mr. Duct Air Duct Cleaning logo

Keith Thompson started Mr. Duct in 2002. The company formed in a small office in Naperville with the mission of improving indoor air quality in the Chicago area. Keith quickly hired three employees and gained a NADCA certification. The company grew rapidly and has established seven offices in the Chicago area since its founding.

Regarding dryer vent cleaning, Mr. Duct notes that services tend to take between 30 minutes to an hour. They don’t list pricing because, as they explain, “every dryer vent is different.” Instead, they examine your vent and offer a quote. If you decide not to use the company’s services, they charge a $20 diagnostic fee.

If you do decide to use Mr. Duct’s services, the company often offers a $20 dryer vent cleaning coupon. They also offer commercial and residential air duct cleaning, furnace cleaning and repair, and air conditioning cleaning and repair.

The company has an office on W Belle Plaine Ave, not too far from Wrigley Field. They have an office as far north as Lake Forest and as far southwest as Naperville, allowing them to service much of the Chicago metro area.

EM Duct Cleaning, INC.

EM Duct Cleaning, INC. logo

With 1,242 reviews, EM Duct Cleaning, INC. has more reviews than any other company on this list. They’re also the only company here with a five-star average.

Under the “Why Choose Us?” section in the footer of their website, the company lists four reasons:

  1. Highest quality materials
  2. On-time and professionally done
  3. Free estimates
  4. Affordable price & no hidden fees

While the company does not list prices for their dryer vent cleaning services, they often offer a 10% discount. In addition to dryer vent cleaning, EM Duct Cleaning, INC. offers air duct cleaning, furnace filter cleaning, duct repair, UV light installation, HVAC and air duct inspections, and even chimney sweeping.

Their service area spans most of the Chicago metropolitan area. The company operates in Northbrook, Prospect Ridge, Orland Park, Naperville, Skokie, and several other locations.

Air Flows Chicago

Air Flows Chicago logo

Rounding out our list is Air Flows Chicago. The company offers a slew of both residential and commercial cleaning services. On the residential side, they clean bathroom exhaust vents, chimneys, air ducts, and fireplaces. They offer the same services on the commercial side, with the addition of kitchen hood cleaning and air filter installation.

Regarding dryer vents, Air Flows Chicago uses brushes and vacuums for deep, effective cleaning. They even clean lint traps, booster fans, screens, and exterior vents. And while they don’t list pricing for their services, they often offer a $25 dryer vent cleaning coupon.

Air Flows has three locations: one on N Seeley Ave, one on W Belmont Ave, and one on Frontage Rd. They boast a wide service range around the Chicago metro area.

Which Dryer Vent Cleaning Service Should You Use?

That’s our list (in no particular order) of five reputable dryer vent cleaning services in the Chicago area. You’ve heard the ins and outs, but the question remains: which one should you choose?

That all depends on what you’re looking for. If you feel most comfortable using companies with hundreds of proven reviews, EM Duct Cleaning, INC. and Air Flows Chicago are great choices.

If you prefer to know pricing in advance, Angels Duct Cleaning and Windy City Duct Cleaning are the only two companies on this list who offer it. Maybe you’re looking for one company to complete several jobs. In that case, take the additional services of each company here into account.

While hiring a professional dryer vent cleaning service can easily run you $120 or more, you can pay $50 or less for your own DIY dryer vent cleaning kit. You can use these kits in perpetuity, potentially saving hundreds of dollars on dryer vent cleaning year after year.

Our guide to the best dryer vent cleaning kits on the market pits three popular models against each other to help you find the right one to suit your needs.

Louis Greubel

Louis earned a bachelor's degree in English with a focus in rhetoric and composition from St. Louis University in 2017. He has worked in marketing as a content writer for over 5 years. Currently, he oversees the HY-C Learning Center, helping HY-C subject matter experts to share their decades of home solution products experience with homeowners and sales partners across the country.