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How Much Does Dryer Vent Cleaning Cost in 2024?

April 12th, 2024 | 4 min. read

By Louis Greubel

A man kneeling next to an exposed dryer vent. He's using a rotary dryer vent cleaning tool to clean the vent. There is an orange ShopVac in the foreground, and a flexible dryer vent pipe on the floor.

When hiring a professional service, it’s only natural to wonder how much you’ll need to pay for it. The trouble is, though, that companies tend to be shy about sharing their service prices for a number of reasons. This is no different for dryer vent cleaning companies. So if you’ve been wondering, “How much does a dryer vent cleaning cost?”, you’re not alone.

Recently, we’ve reviewed 39 different dryer vent cleaning companies across 8 different states. Only 15 of them — less than half — listed prices for their services. For these specific companies, the cost of a dryer vent cleaning averaged out to $150 — $75 on the low end, and $250 on the high end.

But why is there such a wide range of prices? What affects how much you’ll pay? And how much should you expect your dryer vent cleaning cost to be?

In this guide, we’ll answer those questions and plenty more. By the time you’re finished here, you’ll understand the factors that can affect your dryer vent cleaning bill. You’ll also have a good sense of how much you can expect to pay for professional dryer vent cleaning.

Factors That Affect Dryer Vent Cleaning Cost

1. The Height of Your Dryer Vent

The roof of a house with a roof dryer vent protruding from it. There is a pile of lint in front of the vent.

There are a few common locations on homes (and other buildings) where dryer vents tend to terminate:

  1. On the side of the home or building (at ground-level)
  2. On the side of the home or building (on the second story)
  3. On the roof of the home or building

As dryer vent termination points move upward, the cost of cleaning them increases. The higher a vent gets, the more likely it becomes that a service technician will need to use a ladder. Working from heights is dangerous, and dangerous work entails a higher price.

Each company prices their vent cleaning services a little differently. Chicago’s Windy City Duct Cleaning, though, lists their prices based specifically on vent height:

  • Dryer vent cleaning up to the first floor: $125 / vent
  • Dryer vent cleaning second floor and up: $159 / vent

LServices out of Atlanta charges similarly:

  • Ground-level vents: $175
  • Vents higher than six feet: $199
  • Roof-access vents: $250

When budgeting for a dryer vent cleaning, be sure you locate where your vent terminates. If it’s high up, your dryer vent cleaning cost could increase.

2. The Length of Your Dryer Vent

Dryer vent lengths tend to vary wildly. Some vents terminate on the other side of the laundry room wall and measure only 4 feet (or less). Some vents run from a basement to a roof and measure 40 feet or more.

For this reason, some dryer vent cleaning companies charge based on the length of your vent. Quality Air Brothers in Dallas, for example, charge $99 for the first 10 feet of a dryer vent. As vent length increases, so does the price they charge.

This kind of pricing structure isn’t uncommon. Try to measure your vent before finding a cleaning professional. Its length will give you a good idea of how much you can expect to pay.

3. Where You Live

A red background with black outlines of the states of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and California.

Like so many other services out there, sometimes dryer vent cleaning costs simply come down to where you reside.

Take Texas, for example. Out of the companies we analyzed, those in Texas (for whom we could find prices) charged between $99 and $120. Trends were similar in Florida, with listed prices ranging between $99 and $125.

Companies in other states charge quite a bit more, though. The California-based companies we studied charged between $180 and $225 for dryer vent cleaning. The companies we looked at in Nevada charged between $199 and $240.

While we eventually deduced an average dryer vent cleaning cost of about $150, keep in mind that’s just an average. You may wind up paying more (or less) simply based on which state you live in.

4. Residential vs. Commercial Dryer Vents

Some cleaning companies charge a flat fee per dryer vent, no matter what kind of building the vent is on. Other companies, though, have different price tiers for residential and commercial buildings.

Businesses that may need regular dryer vent maintenance include laundromats, hospitals, and hotels. These businesses tend to pay more, too. Florida’s Jax All Pro Maintenance, for example, charges $50 extra for commercial dryer vent cleaning than residential dryer vent cleaning:

  • Residential dryer vent cleaning: $75
  • Commercial dryer vent cleaning: $125

The good news is that if you’re a homeowner, your dryer vent cleaning cost tends to be cheaper.

5. Type of Residence

A hooded dryer vent sticking out of the side of a house with gray siding.

While some dryer vent cleaning companies make a distinction between commercial and residential cleaning, other companies take this distinction further. Some vary their rates depending on whether you live in a house, an apartment, or a condo.

One example of this pricing model comes from Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning out of Richmond, Virginia. They list their vent cleaning costs as follows:

  • Residential dryer vent cleaning for houses: $155
  • Residential dryer vent cleaning for apartments and condos: $175

If you live in an apartment or a condominium, dryer vent cleaning may be included in your monthly utility bill. Inquire with your landlord as to how often your vents are cleaned (if at all) and whether or not the cost of the cleaning is included in your rent.

How Much Should You Pay for Dryer Vent Cleaning?

There you have it — five factors that affect the cost of dryer vent cleaning. From the height and length of your vent to where you live and more, costs tend to vary. All told, you should probably expect to pay between $120 and $200 for professional dryer vent cleaning.

A long, commercial vent that terminates on a roof, though, will entail a higher cost than a shorter, ground-level vent. Be sure to take the cost factors into account when considering which company to hire. These factors will give you a good idea as to what you can expect to pay.

It is possible, though, to skip the professional service costs altogether. DIY dryer vent cleaning kits are a viable way to clean your dryer vent yourself. They tend to cost $60 at most, and you can use them as often as you want.

At HY-C, we manufacture a DIY dryer vent cleaning kit called LintEater. All you need is the kit and a drill, and you’ll be ready to clean your vent like a pro.

Which LintEater Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit is Best for You-1

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.