Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Much like your chimney, your dryer vent is another passageway to expel exhaust and debris to the outdoors, and it can get clogged over time.  

In addition to cleaning and inspecting chimneys, T.J.’s Chimney Service cleans and inspects dryer vents, too, ensuring optimal air flow and protecting your home from fires and other hazards.

Your dryer’s job is to push hot, moist air to the outside so your clothes can dry. This passage way gets clogged with lint and debris over time, trapping moisture and blocking air from expelling properly. 

Lint is flammable. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that U.S. fire departments responded to approximately 15,970 home fires caused by clothes washers and dryers between 2010 and 2014. Ninety-two percent of these fires involved clothes dryers, and 25% were ignited by dust, fiber or lint.

Complicating matters are laundry rooms installed on upper levels of the home. They have longer vents with twists and turns, making it easier for lint to clog but harder for homeowners to clean themselves. Gas dryers emit carbon monoxide, and a blocked vent can cause the fumes to enter the home, which can be deadly.

When your dryer vent is clogged, you will notice that it takes longer to dry your clothes, your clothes will feel hot to the touch, and you may even notice a burning smell coming from the dryer.

T.J.s Chimney Service Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Certified


Choose T.J.’s Chimney Service

The CDET certified dryer inspectors at T.J.’s Chimney Service can protect your home and your family from the hazards of a blocked dryer vent. We inspect and clean dryer vents using highly effective diagnostic tools to remove lint, debris or any other obstruction. The sweep includes detecting and resolving dryer vent issues before they become dangerous and expensive problems.

Having your dryer vent inspected and cleaned annually reduces fire hazards, prevents carbon monoxide poisoning, decreases energy consumption and extends your dryer’s life.

T.J.’s Chimney Service is a trusted, family-owned business that has been sweeping, inspecting and servicing chimneys and dryer vents for over 40 years. If you suspect your dryer vent is clogged or it has been over a year since you’ve had it serviced, please contact us. We are committed to keeping these passageways safe and clear so you can enjoy your home with confidence and peace of mind.

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Tara Tague

So very happy with our updated fireplace! Brandon, David, and Austin did an awesome job. Professional, knowledgeable. Very careful in keeping everything neat and clean. I would recommend TJ’s to anyone who asked. Great job! We love our fireplace.


Dawn Holden

This company went above and beyond to make sure everything was done exactly as I wanted, and done correctly! The installers were professional and friendly, as well as the office workers! I can’t recommend this company highly enough.


William English

Brandon and Jordan did an excellent and professional job of removing our old fireplace and installing the new fireplace. This included masonry and carpentry work. Brandon was very precise with his installation of the cultured stone around the fireplace as well as reinstalling the mantel and trim. We highly recommend them.


Area's We Serve

  • Anderson, IN
  • Avon, IN
  • Beech Grove, IN
  • Carmel, IN
  • Cambridge City, IN
  • Fishers, IN
  • Fortville, IN
  • Greenfield, IN
  • Greenwood, IN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • New Palestine, IN
  • Noblesville, IN
  • Pendleton, IN
  • Rushville, IN
  • Shelbyville, IN
  • Oaklandon, IN
  • Southport, IN
  • New Castle, IN
  • McCordsville, IN
  • Whiteland, IN

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As a family owned business, we understand that problems with your chimney can cause worry and stress. Your home is your sanctuary, so we pledge to get the job done right, on time and without hassle or mess.

We have been repairing, replacing and restoring chimneys all around the state of Indiana—such as Shelbyville, Greenfield, Indianapolis and Carmel— since 1979, servicing thousands of customers just like you. We specialize in chimney repair, chimney sweeps, masonry repair and chimney cap repair

If you have a problem with your chimney, we can fix it.

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When it comes to chimney repairs and chimney sweeps, we know you have many choices. But we believe our longevity in the business and reputation for quality sets us apart from our competitors. 

As members of the community, we are your friends, neighbors and fellow business owners. For every home we service, we provide the same care and attention to detail we would give our own homes.