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"They didn't show up the day they were scheduled to be here. When the end of the time window passed, I called the company to ask if they were still coming." Turned out they had forgotten to put me on the schedule (this is the reason for my C rating on punctuality). The woman I spoke to was very apologetic and I could tell she was embarassed - she remember speaking with me and scheduling the appointment. She offered to reschedule at my next earlier convenience. We rescheduled, and they showed up on time and refunded my $55 for the inconvenience without my even asking for a financial consideration. The 2 guys who did the work were polite and they showed me a photo of the inside of my vent before and after the cleaning. Service didn't take long - but a warning: if you've never had this done before, it is NOISY. Plan accordingly.

-Lisa L.

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"My family said they smelled a slight burning smell while drying clothes, so we immediately stopped using the dryer. I figured it was probably the dryer vent since" it had not been cleaned in a long time, so I called
. The gentleman from
was very professional and courteous. He quickly got to work and uncovered a massive issue. First of all, the dryer vent was plugged (as expected). BUT…the bigger issue was that the wall connection had completely separated from the vent pipe inside, so the dryer was blowing lint into the wall! He did a thorough inspection of the whole system and found that the duct had separated from the roof vent in the attic also. Outside of your house burning down, I
’t think it could get much worse than this. He thoroughly fixed everything. He not only cleaned the vent as originally agreed upon, but he replaced the wall outlet, reconnected the duct and the wall outlet, removed the lint from the interior wall, repaired the duct where it met the roof...and I elected to purchase a better flowing roof vent.
had a reasonable price for 2-3 hours of intensive work and multiple parts being replaced. The gentleman from
explained what he was doing, why he was doing it and was happy to answer any questions I had. Additionally,
does a home fire safety inspection for free after their services, which was as thorough as the service they just did and yielded useful information also. I can't say enough good things about these guys. I was truly impressed. I deal with a few home service companies each month and these guys are by far the best to work with…and the best I’ve worked with in a long time. I can't recommend enough getting your dryer vent inspected and cleaned as a routine thing. I will definitely go with
in the future for this service.

-Gregory S.

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Cleaning Dryer Vents

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Dryer Vent Cleaning, Plumbing, Water Heaters

If there are home maintenance items you’ve put off, the new year is a great time to get back on track. Regular maintenance will keep your house in tiptop shape and help prevent costly breakdowns down the road – putting more money in your pocket. To start, Angie gives you three places to check.

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Yes Jupiter. It depends on the severity of the situation, is the mold encapsulated in the insulation. If yes, than replace [insulation] it with new. Is it on the casing of the heater? If yes, clean it with a mold neutralizing metal cleaner. It's not a matter of finding something or someone to clean or address the existing mold. It's a matter of finding a contractor to rectify what is causing the mold grow. It's coming from excessive moisture in the air-handler unit. I can say with 100% surety you’re dealing with poor airflow and/or incorrect equipment sizing! Either issue will cause excessive icing of the evaporator coil, which leads to excessive condensate water in the system. The condensate will eventually overflow the drain pan leaving stagnant water in the air-handler housing, which leads to mold growth. I would not let any contractor do any kind of temporary repair, add any device like a UV light or air-cleaning product until the aforementioned is corrected. I talk a lot about this in my videos and on my website. It is the result of improper system design from unqualified contractors. There is a reason why some guys cost more than others, and this is one reason why!




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If the ducts are venting through a window I'm assuming the duct work is all easily accessible.  Lowe's and Home Depot sell a cleaning kit that uses an electric drill to spin the brush as it goes through the ductwork.  I've found it to work quite well and you can do it yourself.  It may take a few passes the first time to get everything out if it has been a while since it was last cleaned.  Just make sure you get all of the loose lint out after running the brush through from both ends and you're good to go.  Please note that if the line is not hard but rather a flex duct line you can easily puncture a whole in it with this kit and will do better to clean it by hand.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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There are varying opinions on the type of cleaning to have done on your air ducts.  My opinion is that it varies based on the type of duct work you have.  If you have solid material (typically metal) ducting you can have use a company that uses a brush to scrape the system clean.  If you have flexible plastic or foil ducts the solvent cleaners are generally a safer bet since the brushes often tear holes in the soft material and/or pull joints loose.  It really depends on what type on ducting you have.  You're ducts will collect all kinds of dirt, skin cells and allergens over time so if you see dicoloration around your vents it is probably time to get them checked and cleaned.

Also, don't stop at the duct work.  Don't forget your annual system check up by a licensed HVAC technician.  They'll make sure your system is running at peak performance, keeping it running efficiently and with as little impact as possible on your electric bill.  You can often save the cost of the annual tune up in the electricity cost saved.  If you have a natural gas system a bi-annual check and cleaning of the HVAC unit may be advisable to save electricity and gas.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com


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Your right, HVAC companies are really not much help at all in regard to getting all the rooms and floors the same temperature, and airflow.  It's not their focus or their expertise. They repair and sell hardware.  I had the same exact problem here in Central Florida.  I had rooms that were to hot in the summer and the same ones were to cold in the colder months.  I have a 2 story 2800 sq ft home with 4 bedrooms.  I did a lot of research, and I tried to fix it myself, but in reality I made it worse.  I finally found a company here in the Central Florida area called AirFlowBalance, LLC.  Their web site is AirFlowBalance.com.  This company is not an HVAC dealer or repairer.  Their sole focus is to balance the airflow and temperature in a home by using a nonevasive proprietary process, with patented devices. Now, when I set my thermometer at 75 degrees, every room is 75 degrees.  I no longer have to bump up or down the temp from room to room.  No more thermostat wars with my family!  Also, I was very supprised at how affordable it was and the whole job was done under 3 hours.  They also have an online estimate page on their web site.  I hope this helps, and I am not sure if they have an office in AZ.
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if you have exhausted all of your choices I would call and put a complain in with the BBB then go to the DA and put a complain with them.  Then get a good lawyer and sue them for all you can get.

raymond gonzalez
koolray heating and air 
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Dryer Vent Cleaning reviews in Oakdale

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I wanted my chimney inspected because we had never used the gas fireplace since moving into our home. Just wanted assurance that everything was ok before firing it up when it gets colder. Two
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representatives came out for the inspection. They were prompt and very professional. They quickly got to work and took special care not to let any soot or ashes get on anything inside the house. They provided guidance and instruction on how to best use my fireplace and after doing a home fire safety inspection, they even to the time to install a carbon monoxide alarm that I had purchased. I would highly recommend
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- Larry W.
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came out on a Saturday because he knew we were having issues with our clothes dryer. After checking several possible problem areas he could not find any clog. We determined that it is an issue with the dryer and not the vent. Since he could not fix the problem, no fault of his own, he did not want to charge us for his service call. It has been a very long time since I have dealt with someone of his professionalism , honesty and just plain decency. I will never use any other company for this kind of work. He has our business for life!
- Kelli R.
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My
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that snakes through the ceiling has become dislodged. In fixing it, Dryer Wizard discovered that the previous supplier (also an Angies List supplier but now apparently out of service) had left in the old, plastic venting. This was a problem since that old tubing is no longer up to code. It is a fire hazard if used with a newer,
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dryer like we have. They replaced the old piece, securley installed the new one, and made sure that it vented properly from beginning to end. I was very satisfied with the quality of work and level of professionalism.
- Jeffrey F.
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They did come out on a Saturday, so they received points, however, a couple of things happened during the cleaning. They tried to upcharge me with the cleaning of the front of the dryer. This was not mentioned to me with my phone call to them. Next, they actually broke my outside dryer vent attachment. They did not replace this for free, but told me that they would give me a deal and sell me the new better vent attachment for at cost of $50 from their usual cost of $89. I looked up this piece at Menards and it's a whopping $8.99. Basically, I feel kinda ripped off and they should have replaced it for free.



















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- Christian J.
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called when he was about 30-minutes away and he showed up on time. He was courteous and efficient. I was happy with the service and I will use this company again in the future.
- Joanne B.
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What a wonderful experience!
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came to our home, listened to what I wanted done, made his observations and suggested a new vent on roof to be installed. Initially, all I wanted was a new roof vent. The existing vent was not a proper dryer vent but was a bathroom vent installed when the house was built in 1992.
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suggested that a new vent be installed with a better routing of the vent tubing. I agreed. He went straight to work. Removed the old tubing and left the old vent in place which now acts as a vent for the attic. He quickly drilled the appropriate sized hole in the roof, installed an appropriate dryer vent and routed new tubing. Once that work was complete, he came into the house, cleaned the tubing in the wall and cleaned the dryer and lint filter and reconnected the dryer vent with new hose. Then he spent time giving me some excellent advise and instruction on how to maintain the dryer for better performance. All of this in the space of 2 hours and 15 minutes and at a price that just didn't seem like enough for all the work he did. Top all of this off with the fact that
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is very personable and is the kind of "old school" contractor that takes pride in the work he does. I will have him back in my home when it's time for a dryer vent cleaning.
- Gene S.
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I used
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last year and was very pleased with the service. When my dryer started with prolonged drying time, generally indicitive of clogged vents, I was able to look on the magnetic card he placed on my dryer with the last service date which also has his number. It was exactly one year, which is the recommended frequency of cleaning out one's vents. I called and
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was able to accomodate my schedule quickly (two days later) as I was going out of town. He called the day of the appointment and asked if he could come 20 minutes early, which was great for my schedule. Once here, he worked quickly and efficiently. He always lets you know when he is about to operate the loud vacuum. He was done in no time and my dry is back to normal. I will be using this service for my annual vent cleaning in the future.
- Janet M.
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he did an excellent job, was punctual, acted very professional and offered advice for maintenance. he also did me an extra favor by cutting the vent hose shorter to make the dryer fit in its space better, something we discussed beforehand and he asked me if i would prefer it that way before doing it. i will definitely hire him again next time i need his service.
- Ian M.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Oakdale, CA

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A Clean Sweep Chimney Service

1241 Champ Avenue
Modesto

A Crystal Clear Vision

1755 Limestone Dr.
Ripon

AdvantaClean of Central Valley

793 S. Tracy Blvd, Suite 184
Tracy

Cencal Mechanical

1254 Lone Palm Avenue
Modesto

CLEANHOUSE

PO Box 1921
Manteca

Dryer Vent Wizard

P.O. Box 1363
Ceres

Erwin & Sons Plumbing Services

11013 Fish Dr
Modesto

Fred Hill Mechanical Inc

1137 Needham St
Modesto

GENERAL SHEET METAL HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

729 S. COMMERCE STREET
Stockton

HomeSmart cleaning specialties

1641 Princeton Ave #15
Modesto

J H Simpson Heating & Air Conditioning

4025 Coronado Ave
Stockton

KEVIN JORDAN HTG & AC SVC

1108 south 1st
Turlock

Lint Busters

2091 Bridle Creek Circle
Tracy

Maximus Development Inc

3355 Myrtle Ave
North Highlands

Mike's Mobile Screen & Chimney Service

8130 Lorraine Ave
Stockton

P.M. Handyman exspress

2317 Valmora Dr.
Stockton

Primo-Clean

9517 Nantucket Dr.
Stockton

Steve's Mobile Sunscreens

970 Goodwin Dr
Ripon

Stockton Ace Hardware

3201 W Benjamin Holt Dr
Stockton

Top Rank Heating & Air Conditioning Inc

9100 Elkmont way
Elk Grove

Warrens Heating & Air

3025 E Palm Ave.
Manteca

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