Skip to main content

«  View All Posts

Richmond, VA: Best Dryer Vent Cleaning Services 2024

March 22nd, 2024 | 4 min. read

By Louis Greubel

A red background with the state of Virginia outlined in black with a white star to indicate Richmond. The text on the right contains the article title.

Routine maintenance is easy to forget but important to perform. For a car, it’s changing the oil. For a home, it’s cleaning the gutters. For a clothes dryer, you may think it’s cleaning the lint trap — but it’s actually dryer vent cleaning.

After months of repeated use, lint builds up in a dryer vent. Lint is kindling, and clothes dryers are heavily-used machines prone to sparking. Just one spark can set your dryer alight. And it’s not rare, either. According to UL, as of 2023, there are over 15,000 dryer-related fires per year.

That’s why it’s very important to clean your dryer at least once a year. And there are plenty of companies out there who will clean your dryer vents thoroughly for a price. But how do you know which company to hire?

At HY-C, we know a lot about dryer vents. In fact, we manufacture LintEater, a dryer vent cleaning kit. And while we don’t clean dryer vents professionally, we do know how to find a good dryer vent cleaning service.

This guide will cover some of the top vent cleaning companies in the Richmond, Virginia area. We’ll cover prices (when applicable), ratings, additional services each company offers, and much more.

By the time you’re finished here, you’ll have all the information you need to choose the right dryer vent cleaning company for your home.

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

Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning

Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning logo

“More than Clean — HYPER CLEAN.” That’s Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning’s mantra. Zach Salisbury is the company’s managing partner. He grew up in Chesterfield County and is a lifelong Central Virginia resident. He’s also a Liberty University grad.

Hyper Clean is the only company on this list to mention pricing for their dryer vent cleaning services. They list two separate price tiers:

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

Aside from dryer vent cleaning, Hyper Clean offers residential and commercial duct cleaning, duct encapsulation, crawl space restoration, home cleaning services, and much more. They’re open and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hyper Clean has three locations: one in Roanoke to cover western Virginia, one in Midlothian to cover central Virginia, and one in Leesburg to cover northern Virginia.

Kohmar Dryer Vent Cleaning

Kohmar Dryer Vent Cleaning logo

Kohmar is a company with a lot of character. Brothers Jason and Brian Kohring started the business in 2011. Its name is a portmanteau of their last name (Kohring) and Marsh — another family surname. Kohmar claims to have more National Air Duct Cleaners Association-certified technicians than any other company in Virginia.

While the company doesn’t list prices for their dryer vent cleaning services, they do lay out their process comprehensively:

  1. It starts with a crew member inspecting your entire dryer exhaust system
  2. They then offer you repair recommendations to allow you to dictate the process
  3. If you want your vents cleaned, they then take some pictures of the vents
  4. They perform air tests to measure the extent of your dryer’s issues
  5. They then clean your dryer vents utilizing high-pressure air whips
  6. They take more pictures and compare them to the earlier pictures for you
  7. They perform additional air testing to show improved efficiency

In addition to dryer vent cleaning, they also repair and replace dryer vents. Other services they offer include HVAC hygiene maintenance and mechanical insulation, high-elevation cleaning, air duct sealing and encapsulation, and more.

The company maintains an active social media presence. They even included some of their pets (dogs named Luna, Maddy, and Bill) under the “Meet Our Powerhouse Crew” section of their about-us page.

While Komar operates in Richmond, their reach also expands to Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Newport News, and most of Northern Virginia.

The Dryer Vent Guys Dryer Vent Cleaning

The Dryer Vent Guys dryer vent cleaning logo

With a name like “The Dryer Vent Guys,” you would hope that this company cleans dryer vents well. And they do, if their ratings are to be believed. With 821 reviews, The Dryer Vent Guys are the most-reviewed company on this list. And they still maintain a perfect five-star rating.

While they don’t list prices online, their schedulers will reach out to confirm pricing after you schedule a visit. The company notes that you may pay a higher-than-normal rate if:

  • Your vent is longer than 10 feet
  • Your vent requires a ladder to reach (i.e., it’s on your roof or terminates on the second floor)

The Dryer Vent Guys do offer a $25 discount per vent if you ask for additional vent cleanings. Other vents they clean include air ducts, bathroom ducts, and kitchen ducts. The company also offers commercial services, most commonly for laundromats, hair salons, hotels, and hospitals.

The business is headquartered in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Their service area basically forms a triangle that includes Richmond, Charlottesville, and Arlington.

Dryer Vent Safety Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer Vent Safety dryer vent cleaning logo

Dryer Vent Safety’s name gives some clue as to the company’s origin. Owner Scott Broadway experienced the effects of a dryer fire firsthand. This granted him the impetus to start Dryer Vent Safety with the goal of helping to prevent similar accidents.

The company offers diagnostic inspections and dryer exhaust repair in addition to their dryer vent cleaning services. The actual vent cleaning process includes:

  • Placing covers to protect your floor from equipment and foot traffic
  • Technicians who wear shoe covers to protect your floors
  • The use of a high-powered HEPA-filtered vacuum
  • A 4” rotating brush to remove lint buildup and clogs from your dryer vent

The company doesn’t list prices for their services. You’ll have to call or fill out a quick form online to receive a quote. They do have a page on their website that offers an in-depth look at their work, though.

Dryer Vent Safety services plenty of areas in and around Richmond. These include Ashland, Oilville, Goochland, Powhatan, Moseley, Chesterfield, and many more.

Which Dryer Vent Cleaning Company Should You Use?

That was our comprehensive list of some of the best dryer cleaning companies in Richmond, Virginia. Given that the lowest ratings here are 4.8 out of 5, it’s clear that there are plenty of good options available. But which one should you choose?

If you want to have a good idea of the cleaning process, Kohmar outlines their steps in detail. If you prefer to know pricing upfront, Hyper Clean Duct Cleaning is your only choice. If you need other work done, most companies here offer a spectrum of other cleaning and repair jobs.

Start by deciding what you want out of your cleaning service. Then compare and contrast each company, and choose the one that most closely aligns with what you want.

Either way, one of the most important ways to ensure your vent stays clean after the pros work on it is by adding a dryer vent cover. Our dryer vent cover guide covers the ins and outs of these covers to help you find the perfect one for your dryer exhaust system.

A comprehensive guide to dryer vent covers CTA

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.