Ever since I moved into our current home and have used the existing dryer that was installed here from before, I have not been able to get a load of laundry dry in under more than one hours on high heat. Even if cash was no object and I could waste electricity freely, it’s daunting to get anything else done on a laundry day if you know each load will take such a long period of time to simply dry after a relatively short scrub cycle by comparison. I went to our hardware store and the clerk asked me if our dryer exhaust vent had ever been naked before and I told him I wasn’t sure, I had been living in the home for a year and had never gotten it done but couldn’t say for sure in regards to the years before I got here. She showed me a kit that affixes to a power drill that sends a spinning brush on a long rod looking equipment and completely brushes out the exhaust vent, but I was hesitant to try this task completely alone. I called our Heating, Ventilation and A/C corporation to see if they would take on the task for me and to our surprise they said that dryer vent cleaning is one of the services they offer the most, particularly from the sheer number of people who have clogged exhausts and poorly performing dryers. The professional pull a crucial chunk of lint the size of a baseball that was cabin in the external vent on the roof of our house. The minute she pulled the piece out, the pressure equalized all the way down to our dryer itself and I heard a loud thud followed by the sound of lint and debris splitting apart in the vent and getting blown upwards out to the roof and into the outside air. Just by removing the clog at the external exhaust port the people I was with and I were able to get enough air flow to push a lint clog out of the dryer itself, something I would have never discovered otherwise. I’m glad I had our Heating, Ventilation and A/C corporation scrub our dryer vent for me.