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How Often Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned?

The Chimney Safety Institute of America recommends annual dryer vent inspections. Some customers experience frequent issues and have us come out more often. If you find that your clothes are taking twice as long to dry, you’re having to run multiple cycles to dry your clothes, or your dryer is getting excessively hot while operating, call us sooner than later.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

When one of our technicians comes to your home to service your dryer vent, several things will happen.

First, our technicians will respect your home like their own and leave it looking better than they found it. 

Our technician will start the visit by asking you about any concerns or problems you’re having before explaining the process to you. They will then use their extensive knowledge of dryers to inspect the system to assess its serviceability, functionality, and adherence to building codes. The inspection will include measuring airflow at the exhaust termination, ensuring the correct type of ducts are used throughout the system, and more.

If necessary, our technician will clean your dryer vent from the dryer to the exhaust termination using high-powered rotary brushes to ensure all lint, dust, fibers, and other fire hazards – including bird nests, if needed! – are removed.

Finally, once the inspection and cleaning are complete, the technician will provide a written report to the homeowner and explain their findings and recommendations to ensure the continued safety of your home.

Dryer Vent Rerouting

If your dryer vent doesn’t meet the safety standards outlined in the building code, we can get that fixed. We often find dryer vents with numerous turns going through a house’s concrete slab that are flooded with water and don’t allow the dryer to properly vent. Or a dryer that vents into the attic or wall rather than outside the house. Or ducts that have come disconnected after being taped together with duct tape that wilted under the heat of hot dryer exhaust in a Texas summer.

Whatever the problem, we can set up your dryer to vent in a safe, responsible manner. Once the problem is identified, we will work with you to develop a solution with you that fits your budget and style.


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What our customers have to say:

Ables Top Hat Chimney Sweep arrived on time for their appointment with me. They did a superb job of cleaning my chimney and fireplace. Not only did they provide great service, but they also explained everything to me that I needed to know for its future care. Their prices are very reasonable. I will be using them in the future for my chimney cleaning and care.

Darlene, Harker Heights

Previously we used another chimney sweep but you are much more thorough and explained things to us. We are going with you from now on. The other sweep we used didn’t do half of what you did. It took him only 15 minutes. You are my sweep from now on!

Lydia, Killen

I had our chimney cleaned and inspected today by Ables Top Hat Chimney Sweep and they did a great job. Not only did they do a great job, but I also got very useful information concerning my fireplace and things to watch out for in the future. My grandson also liked the little chimney sweep and the coloring book he received. I will definitely use this company again and highly recommend them!

Warina, Nolanville

Thanks for the top notch service the other day guys. It was really nice of you all to get my chimney done by some real professionals

C.D., Harker Heights

Wow, my goodness, oh my, I’m so embarrassed. I can’t believe all that came out of my dryer vent. I have got to tell all my neighbors about you.

G., Harker Heights

Mr. Ables, Thank you for your service and education of burning a safe fire in our fireplace. Thank You.

K.H., Killeen

As a former business owner who prided his business on customer service, I am honored to do business with you. You’ve been a pleasure to deal with.

Earl, Maryland

GREAT work. I am recommending you to EVERYONE.

Barbara, Copperas Cove

They did a great job. Kudos them for being a great local business. Would highly recommend!

Customer, Lampasas

We wanted to tell you all how pleased we are with your services. We had our dryer vents cleaned and the chimney-mid-December. Our clothing is drying in half the time! We are burning fires safely… About a week after your service I was cleaning around the house. I came across the chimney sweep figurine on the fireplace mantel. We got many smiles out of seeing it! We keep it on the fireplace mantel to tell stories about our chimney sweep. That’s such a thoughtful thing to do. We appreciate your professionalism. When I answered the door and saw you all wearing the top hats-I felt comfortable and happy! You all go above and beyond. Ables Top Hat Chimney Sweeps are masters in their trade that makes it an art!


We rent a house and our rental company didn’t have any record of when our chimney was last cleaned so we decided to have it done. I chose Ables Top Hat Chimney Sweeps because of the other great reviews. He certainly did not let us down! He even lived up to the Top hat name and came wearing a top hat. Not only did he do a great job at sweeping out the chimney but when he was on the roof he noticed some messed up shingles and warned me…very considerate. He was very informative. He also gave my daughter a cute chimney sweep coloring book!! I will definitely continue to use them as well as refer my friends to him!!

Customer, Killen

I was more than pleased with Ables Top Hat Chimney Sweeps. They arrived right on time and did an excellent job. Doug explained everything that was done and everything that needed to be done on upkeep. He didn’t try to sell me anything needless and was very fast. He was very polite and gave my son a miniature chimney sweep when he was done. The prices are great and comparable to others in the Killeen/Fort Hood area. I will definitely call them anytime I need anything done with my fireplace again. 5 stars all the way!

Kasey, Copperas Cove

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