Our Services

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning involves removing all of the lint from your dryer vent. This service will will decrease dry times, extend the life of your dryer, decrease dust and allergens on your clothing and reduce the risk of dryer fire.

Vent Busters uses a high powered vacuum and special brushing system to extract all of the lint from the duct-work. This service completely cleans the system and does not leave any dust in the home.

Our service also removes any built up lint from your dryer, around the machine and provide a super efficient installation to the duct-work.

We will begin by assessing your laundry room. Make sure items are picked up from the floor and off of the dryer. The machine will have to be pulled out once we begin.

We will run the dryer and inspect the installation. We prefer to unhook the machine and pull it out. Please do not disconnect anything if possible. Please do not run the dryer before we arrive and have it empty.

The outside vent will be inspected and initial airflow readings taken. At this point we will make recommendations and begin the cleaning.

You can be as involved in the service as you like. Our technicians are happy to have conversation while working and can provide insight and education on clothes dryers and household maintenance.

If you are busy or working from home we are completely self sufficient and can carry on service from start to finish without much disruption.

We will text pictures of the work as the job progresses. Have your phone ready incase we have questions or comments for you while the technician is working.

Once the cleaning is complete, the technician will explain what was accomplished, expectations, maintenance and a cleaning schedule. The technician can collect payment. Credit Card, check or cash are acceptable.

Yes. Airflow and safety issues start at the transition hose that connects the dryer to the ductwork. All of our cleanings come with high heat, UL listed installations.

I protect floors and carpets by using thick canvas and hard skid mats to pull the machine out. The legs of the dryer never come into contact with the flooring. If you have a heavy stack setup or laundry center I carry an inflatable appliance mover that lifts the machines and floats them out with little effort. Not damaging floors is a top priority and taken very seriously.

In the event that your dryer exhausts to the roof it is very important to make sure the roof cap is working properly. Roof runs tend to get clogged at the cap and can cause a heavy blockage even if the duct is clean.

I usually clean the vent from the laundry room to the roof. A camera is sent up the pipe to the roof cap and checked for issues. If there is heavy build up or an issue with the baffle we will manually clean it.

I can access most roofs but in the event of a dangerous pitch or tricky placement the roof cap can usually be cleaned from the attic.

If you suspect there is a problem or there is a "zero airflow" situation I will usually go inspect the actual pipe. Before the cleaning we perform a variety of pressure and visual tests. If I detect a problem then I will go for a full inspection and come up with a solution.

I prefer to take my shoes off at the door. I do a lot of in and out and taking booties on and off is a tripping hazard. If you prefer I always have fresh booties and shoe covers available. Either way I will never walk on carpeting with boots on and will not track dirt/mud into the home.

No. Some companies will low ball a "service price" to get in the door and then charge more based on the length of the run. My price is based on how difficult it is to access behind the dryer and the outside vent cap. The length of the vent doesn't play a roll in price as the cleaning procedure is the same.

Most dryer fires and efficiency issues start at the hose that connects your dryer to the ductwork. The installation of the machine plays a huge roll. Simply cleaning out the vent and ignoring the installation can be dangerous and careless. Most dryer transition hoses I inspect can be improved or are in need of repair.

When I leave your home I want to guarantee the entire system is clean, efficient and safe. Besides, pulling out the dryer provides a good time to find all those missing socks and hangers!

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Bathroom Nest Removal

Birds love to nest in open vents, specifically bathroom exhausts! This can cause major damage to your duct work, bug infestations, disease and bad smells in your bathroom. Having birds breed in your bathroom vents is really gross.

Vent Busters extracts the nest and any dead birds, restores proper airflow and offers a variety of bird guards.

Other services simply cover the vent with a cheap plastic guard and leave the nest to rot in your house!

Bathroom vents are very delicate and require special care to clean out properly.

We have an arsenal of tools to safely extract the nesting without damaging the vent. We pull out pine straw, wood chips, poop and other nesting the birds bring into the vent.

Once the vent is clear we provide a guard suitable for your siding.

Bathroom vents are made of an insulated flexible core. This is the same type of vent modern HVAC systems use. It is very delicate and birds can rip into it. Once the outer core is punctured the birds gain access to your ceilings, walls, attics, etc. The damage can be in the thousands.

Birds bring disease, bugs, mold and smells. Your fan will circulate the contaminated air back into the bathroom whenever you are taking a shower...

If a bathroom vent is severely damaged and cannot be cleaned the only alternative is to replace the entire vent.

This requires access to the attic or ceilings and becomes a bigger project. If we find any of the vents are beyond cleaning we will inform you and come up with a solution for replacement.

We offer a variety of pest proof guards and vent caps. The standard service includes a plastic guard and hood. There are also options for metal guards and premium vent caps.

In our experience Wildlife services shy away from dealing with nests in vents. We have come across plenty of homes where the wildlife services simply installed a guard and left the nest to rot inside the vent.

Our guess is that they know the high likely hood of the vent being damaged and aren't equipped to deal with it. It is also really gross to get bird poop all over myself, so there is that too.

The majority of bird nests we come across are empty after May.

If we find a live nest we can setup one way exits onto the vent. This will allow the birds to leave when they are ready but cannot get back in.

If you choose we can reschedule for a later date after the birds develop and leave the nest. We are not a wildlife service and cannot "rescue" the birds.

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Vent Cap Replacement

Broken, brittle or weathered vent caps allow bugs, birds and rodents to freely go in and out of your vents. They lower curb appeal and even cause airflow issues with your dryers and bathroom fans.

Vent Busters carries a variety of high quality exhaust vents. Our pest resistant vent hoods look great and can last a lifetime.

A properly working dryer vent cover or cap is crucial for several reasons.

  1. Adds a layer of bird and pest protection.
  2. Stops cold air from entering the duct which can create condensation and back pressure.
  3. Cuts off oxygen supply in the event of a dryer fire.
  4. Adds curb appeal to your home

Plastic vent caps and covers are a cost effective solution for dryer and bathroom exhausts. We offer a variety of options depending on your home's siding.

The negative of plastic covers is they will fade & deteriorate in direct sunlight. Lifespan can be anywhere from 2-7 years depending on the height and amount of sun. They tend to last longer lower to the ground or in a shaded application. Plastic covers can also cause more back pressure and promote lint buildup in dryer vents.

Our metal vent caps are made in the USA, super efficient and available in more colors and finishes then plastic options.

A high quality metal vent cap can last decades without the need of replacement. They are very attractive, offer advanced pest protection, reduce back pressure and allow better air flow from dryers, bathroom fans and kitchen exhaust.

We can replace and upgrade any dryer, bath, microwave, downdraft, hood or soffit exhaust. Contact us for a quote and discounts for multiple vent cap replacements.

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Dryer Vent Repair & Replacement

When a dryer vent is installed with flexible duct work or not properly maintained it can fail. This can lead to moisture issues, lint in the structure of your home and a real fire risk.

Vent Busters has fixed or replaced thousands of dryer vents in Greensboro. We use code approved metal ductwork, high quality components and have the experience to create a safe and efficient exhaust system for your clothes dryer.

Dryer vents are supposed to be built using heavy duty metal ductwork and have a short clear path to the outside. Unfortunately home builders and handymen used inferior materials for decades and many homes across Greensboro are having issues with failed vents and exhausting into the structure of the home or sometimes no where at all!

Flexible tubing, plastic, PVC and even improperly installed metal duct work can trap moisture and lint. If the installer was careless enough to use these cheap materials they usually don't do a great job at sealing or securing the vent either. This leads to broken vents, moisture problems, long dry times and can even cause a fire.

Dryer vents are usually installed in the dark recesses of our homes. Attics, crawl spaces, basements and other hard to reach areas. It can be hard to tell where the vent is or what kind of condition it is in.

During any cleaning or evaluation call we are able to run tests on the vent to check for issues and are experts at navigating these hard to reach places for inspection.

If there is any type of white plastic tubing or flexible material involved beyond the actual dryer hookup, there is reason for concern.

It usually isn't as bad as you would think. My customers always have a sigh of relief when I give them my price. There is always great value in the work we put into a replacement or repair project versus the cost to the customer.

Have Vent Busters out to evaluate your system. We will pinpoint any issues and provide a clear explanation and gameplan to resolve them.

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