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Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning in Ottawa, ON

Regular dryer vent cleaning is necessary to sustain a safe indoor environment for your customers and colleagues. 

Power Vac of Ottawa offers proactive commercial dryer vent cleanings to help protect local businesses with fast, dependable service.


Dryer Vent Cleaning for Your Business

Commercial operations, particularly laundromats, hotels, retirement homes, hospitals, and other similar facilities, are examples of properties that require regular inspections, cleanings, and maintenance.

If your location goes through mass loads of laundry over the course of a year, it’s best to get your vents checked by the experts. Scheduling inspections and cleanings are necessary for your dryer’s safety and longevity.

Here are some of the significant benefits of cleaning dryer vents:

  • Reduce the risk of a dryer fire

    The number one safety concern when it comes to dryer vents is the risk of fire.

    Lint build-up causes dryers to run longer, overheat, and in some cases, set ablaze.

    It’s essential to have a professional clean out your entire vent system to prevent these safety concerns and keep your family safe.

  • Maintain function and save on replacements

    A clogged dryer vent due to lint buildup or other particle accumulation can reduce your dryer’s lifespan.

    Excessive heat buildup and inefficient cycles cause premature wear, leading to the machine working harder and longer to dry your clothes.

    Save money in the long run by keeping up with regular maintenance and cleanings.

  • Improve the efficiency of your machine

    Since clogged dryer vents make your machine work harder, this leads to increased utility bills and decreased efficiency.

    A residential dryer vent cleaning can improve the time and quality of drying for your fabrics, helping you keep more money in your pocket each month.

  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

    Dryer vent exhausts ultimately ensure the harmful chemicals from your dryer’s operation are released outside. For example, gas-powered dryers, dryer sheets, and clothing can emit certain toxic substances.

    If you have blocked vents, these products will remain inside the laundry room, which can cause a build-up of deadly carbon monoxide and VOCs.

    The best way to avoid exposure to these harmful toxins is to maintain proper exhaust flow with cleanings.

  • I recently had the ducts, vents and dryer exhaust cleaned by Power Vac of Ottawa. Their technician was punctual and professional. He explained what the cleaning entailed, and took the time to answer our questions. I would highly recommend Power Vac.
    - Jean-Marc G.

What to Expect from Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

Inspection & Quote

We’ll perform a thorough inspection to assess the magnitude of the buildup and the condition of your overall exhaust system. Next, you’ll get a quote detailing the work needed and other recommendations to improve the system for safety and efficiency.

Cleaning & Repairs

Once you’re ready, we’ll use our state-of-the-art tools to clean your dryer vents and reach all the challenging nooks and crannies. If repairs or specific improvements are needed to the exhaust, we’ll complete these to reduce the risk of danger and maximize appliance efficiency.

Ongoing Maintenance

If you like the work we do and want to make health and safety a priority, we can set up a regular schedule for continuous maintenance so you don’t have to worry about these hazards any longer.

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

  • How much does commercial dryer vent cleaning cost?

    The cost to clean commercial dryer vents varies depending on the size and number of vents. It's always best to contact us directly for a quote as we will be able to give you an accurate estimate based on your specific needs.

  • Why do I need my dryer vent in a commercial building cleaned?

    Many owners believe the lint trap on their dryer will catch everything, but that’s not the case. Fine particles can still pass through and end up hooked on corners, screws and other parts of the exhaust vent system. Additionally, while mesh covers outside the vent are designed to keep pests out, the barrier can catch these particles, leading to a blockage.

    This situation leads to restricted airflow, meaning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide can become trapped within your building after every dryer use. While replacing mesh vent coverings with solid flaps can help, proper maintenance of the vent itself every year is still essential. Otherwise, the risk of your dryer becoming less effective, among other concerns, will significantly increase.

  • How common are commercial dryer fires?

    Commercial dryer vent fires are responsible for a substantial number of damages, injuries, and deaths annually. Dryer vent fires are a serious issue that should not be taken lightly.

    It's essential to clean the lint trap after every use and periodically check the vent for blockages. Additionally, it's recommended to have a professional inspect and clean the dryer vent system at least annually. Taking these simple steps can significantly reduce the risk of a devastating dryer fire at your business. Don't underestimate the importance of proper maintenance when it comes to your appliances' safety and well-being. 

  • What are some signs my commercial dryer vents need cleaning?

    Here are some indicators that your commercial dryer vents need to be cleaned:

    • You can see lint or debris on the external vent
    • The dryer is hot when the machine is working
    • The dryer needs more than one cycle to dry clothes
    • The clothes are still damp when a cycle finishes
  • How often should my commercial dryer vents be cleaned?

    Cleaning out your commercial dryer ducts twice a year is essential safety and efficiency. Neglecting this task can lead to potential fire hazards and increased energy bills. You can hire a professional to clean your ducts for you, especially since you likely have a complex system.

  • What are the benefits of having my commercial dryer vents cleaned?

    There are many advantages for business owners who use our commercial dryer vent cleaning services. First and foremost, you can be sure that the risk of a dryer fire in your building is reduced by having our skilled technicians clean your dryer vents.

    Our services should ultimately save your company time and money by improving the efficiency of your dryer in addition to eliminating the fire hazard. Your drying cycles will take less time if your dryer vents are clean, which means you'll not only save time but also energy.

  • How long does commercial dryer vent cleaning take?

    The amount of time it takes to clean a dryer vent varies depending on the size and number of vents at your establishment. Contact us and we will do our best to give you an estimate for time.

  • Can I clean my own commercial dryer vents?

    Cleaning your commercial dryer vents is an important part of maintaining a healthy and comfortable property. While it may be tempting to attempt to clean them yourself, it's important to understand the risks involved. Without the proper knowledge and tools, you could end up doing more harm than good. That's why it's always best to trust the job to a professional technician. Our team has years of experience in commercial dryer vent cleaning and we use only the latest equipment and techniques to ensure that your system is thoroughly cleaned without causing any damage.

    However, there are some things you can do in the meantime to maintain your dryer vents, such as:

    • Regularly clean the lint trap after each use.
    • Periodically check the outside vent to make sure it's not blocked by debris or other obstructions.

    If you notice any issues with your commercial dryers, such as longer drying times or strange noises, it's important to call a professional for an inspection and cleaning.

Why Keep Your Dryer Vents Clean?

Performance issues, overheating, and fire risks in commercial dryers increases as the years go by. Clean dryer vents helps eliminate these risks to keep your business running smoothly.


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