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Laundry Solutions to Help You Get It Done Faster & Safer

If you have to do laundry, it shouldn’t take all day long.
It’s time for a quicker, more efficient laundry solution.

Dryer vents are our specialty. Since 2011, we've been dedicated to helping homeowners and businesses in Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas, achieve faster, safer laundry drying. We ensure your dryer operates more efficiently and lasts longer. We'd be thrilled to help you as well!

Our Services

Dryer Vent Cleaning

We promise a comprehensive and meticulous cleaning of your entire dryer vent, from the laundry room to the outside termination. We provide before and after photos and airflow readings to assure our customers that their dryer vent is thoroughly cleaned, ensuring their dryer operates at peak efficiency.

Dryer Vent Reroutes

Dryer vent configurations vary widely from one home to another. Some vents may not have been installed correctly or might be inherently inefficient. Perhaps your dryer vent extends too far, or it improperly vents into your attic or subflooring, contrary to building codes. Superior DVC can reroute your dryer vent for a more efficient pathway, saving energy, time, and money while extending the lifespan of your dryer.

Complete Dryer Vent Installations

Did you just move into a home without a dryer vent, or are you building a new home that needs a properly installed dryer vent? At Superior, we are experts in all aspects of dryer vent installation and maintenance. We have installed hundreds of dryer vents throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.

Bird/Rodent Nest Removals

A dryer vent provides an ideal shelter for birds and rodents, offering protection from predators and the unpredictable Texas weather. While it may seem kind to offer a safe, dry spot for these animals, it's problematic due to the associated health and fire risks. Birds and rodents are known carriers of various diseases, and birds can also carry bird mites, which are notoriously hard to eliminate. Moreover, nests built by these animals in dryer vents can be challenging to remove and may completely block airflow. This blockage can result in extended drying times, increased wear and tear on your dryer, and even pose a fire hazard.

Inside Dryer Cleaning (just past the lint screen)

The cavity where your dryer's lint screen is housed—active during drying cycles—should always be cleaned before or after each load. Over time, this space can accumulate lint and should be thoroughly cleaned 2 to 3 times a year. If neglected, it can lead to the same problems as a clogged dryer vent. While cleaning this area can sometimes be straightforward, some dryers are designed in such a way that makes them particularly challenging to clean, even with the right tools!

Rooftop Dryer Vent Termination Hood or Cap Replacements

When your dryer vent exits through the roof, it should have a "hood" or "cap" specifically designed for dryer vents. According to building codes, the vent termination must include a backdraft damper—a flap that opens during operation and closes when the dryer is off. Importantly, screens should not be installed at the vent termination to prevent lint build-up. Incorrect installation of a non-specific vent hood by roofers can lead to numerous issues, such as water damage, reduced dryer efficiency, increased wear on components, and even the risk of a dryer fire.

Screen Removal

Regarding the dryer vent, or "DRYER EXHAUST DUCT," the International Residential Code (IRC), M1502.3 on duct termination clearly states that "Screens shall not be installed at the duct termination." The commentary on this code further explains that screens are banned at the duct termination because lint from the dryer will accumulate on the screen, causing airflow resistance and potentially leading to complete blockage. Such a blockage poses a significant fire risk. It is important to note that even the lint screen within the appliance itself can become clogged after each cycle. The code does not permit any type or size of screen at the duct termination, and this includes "basket" type animal screens which are also prohibited, as clothing fibers can gather and block any screen, exacerbating the risk.

Outside Wall or “Side” Dryer Vent Termination Hood/Cap Replacement

Many homes come equipped with inexpensive, plastic exterior vent fixtures. These are not only inefficient but also susceptible to rapid corrosion, leading to deterioration and breakage. Furthermore, these fixtures often provide easy access for birds and rodents. At our company, we install a special type of vent hood specifically designed for dryer vents. Made of steel and powder-coated for durability, our hoods have a sleek, low-profile design that also looks attractive.

Screen Installations

While it is unwise and violates building codes to install a screen at a dryer vent termination, it's a smart move to secure other types of vents, like those for bathrooms, kitchens, and gas exhausts, to prevent birds from entering and nesting.

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"Superior discovered our dryer vent wasn’t connected inside the wall and blowing lint between the floors. After much investigation, he installed a new dryer vent for us and took much care to protect our clothes in the closet from any mess. Our dryer actually dries clothes in one cycle now and my laundry time has cut in half!”

- Janice M., Flower Mound, TX

  • Many people blame their dryer’s inefficiency on the actual dryer, but most of the time it is their dryer vent that is causing the problem. We receive many referrals from dryer repairmen who get calls about broken dryers only to find that it is their vents that are clogged and their dryer is fine. Clogged vents don’t allow the hot air and moisture to escape the dryer, so your clothes don’t dry very well.

  • Cleaning your vents will most likely save you some money on your power bill since your dryer won’t have to expend as much energy and you won’t use as many cycles. Average savings are $18-24 per month. The dryer is one of the most costly appliances to operate.

  • The dryer vent can be cleaned from outside the house but it is much more effective if cleaned from the inside. If you prefer our technician not come inside please let us know and we will clean your vent from the outside.

  • It is helpful if you remove all clothing from the dryer and can remove anything on or around the dryer, so our technicians can have easy access to clean your vent as quickly and easily as possible.

    • Video inspection offered to see if you need the service

    • Quality equipment

    • Owner operated

    • Friendly, prompt and thorough technicians

    • Same day service offered

    • Flexible hours to work around your busy schedule

    • Work Saturdays

    • We regularly receive referrals from customers as well as calls to thank us

  • The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends having your dryer vent cleaned out at least once per year. Superior believes that there are several factors to consider when determining how often you need your vents cleaned:

    • How often is your dryer used?

    • Is your dryer over 10 years old?

    • Is it full-sized or small stackable dryer?

    • Is your vent over 5 feet long?

    • Does your vent have several bends or elbow joints?

    • Do you have a bird guard covering your exhaust exit?

    • I always clean out my lint trap before I dry clothes, do I still need to have my vent cleaned?

    While approximately 70% of the lint is caught in your dryer’s “lint trap/screen”–the remainder is blown through the dryer and ventilation tubing. Most of that wet, sticky lint gets stuck on the walls of the duct work and just continues to build up over time causing issues and does need to be cleaned.

  • If your dryer vent is short (6 inches – 1 foot) you can most likely clean it yourself fairly easily. If your vent is longer, home improvement stores do sell dryer vent cleaning equipment. We have had multiple customers tell us that they bought it and tried it themselves, spent hours on end attempting it but were unsuccessful in cleaning the vents. At Superior we have high quality equipment that can clean your vents in a very thorough and efficient manner, saving you time and big headache in the end.

  • The amount of time it takes us to do the job varies depending on how long your vent is, how bad the build up is and if we run into unexpected problems such as bird’s nests and disconnected vents. It typically around an hour to complete a job.

  • We have high quality equipment that allows us to do a superior job. We can first assess the build up with our special video camera that we stick into the actual duct work. We start the cleaning by attaching a “y-joint” to the dryer vent opening, which allows us to use a rotary brush and a powerful vacuum at the same time. The brush is attached to a high powered drill and suspended with flexible rods that span the length of your entire vent system. The drill causes the brush to spin very rapidly scraping the vent walls, removing and loosening lint. At the same time that we are brushing the vents clean we use a very high powered(3 motors) industrial vacuum to easily suck all of the lint out of the vents, thus removing the problem.

  • The dryer vent is a ventilation system that connects your dryer to the outside of the house. Your dryer blows hot air through your wet clothes to dry them, this hot air gets blown out of the house through the dryer vent, taking bits of lint with it.

  • A seemingly simple question, but we have discovered that there is a common misconception as to what the “dryer vent” actually is. Some people believe it is the lint trap that they clean out each time they dry their clothes and others think it is the hose that connects their dryer to the wall, both would be mistaken. Your dryer vent(also known as dryer exhaust duct) is the duct work and/or hosing that run from the dryer, through the wall(s), and to the vent hood located on the exterior of the home (usually on a side wall or on the roof).

Frequently Asked Questions

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