Frequently Asked Questions About Dryer Vent Cleaning

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  • What is a dryer vent?

    All clothing dryers have ducting that attaches to the back of the dryer and leads out of the home/building. This acts like an “exhaust pipe” for the heat your dryer creates.

  • Why have your dryer vent cleaned?

    Dryer vents accumulate highly flammable lint, and failure to clean out lint is the leading cause of dryer failures and dryer fires. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, over 15,000 dryer fires occurred in the U.S. in 2010. A plugged dryer vent can also burn out the heating element causing your dryer to work harder or not at all. This can increase energy cost or require repairs.

  • When should you have your dryer vent cleaned?

    Should be done annually, however, telltale signs that the dryer vent needs cleaning is that clothes take longer and longer to dry. When it takes 2-3 cycles to dry a load of towels, it’s time to check things out. Another indication of poor or obstructed venting is that the dryer’s external cabinet or it’s control area is hotter than usual. If that happens, disconnect the dryer and call Hot Fuzz!

  • Why call Hot Fuzz LLC?

    We offer both residential and commercial solutions for your dryer vent cleaning needs. We take pride in offering vent cleaning services because this is our line of specialization. This is our primary service thus allowing us to focus on being the best and most reliable in the industry.  Veteran Owned and Operated, we donate a portion of all earnings to Disabled Veterans Association. We pride ourselves in our work and customer service and would be happy to serve you!

See 5-star Reviews From Customers Like You

Jeremy came out and performed the vent and dryer cleaning. He was punctual, and very professional! He also took the time to explain what he was doing and how he was going to do it to minimize debris in the house. Very happy with my clean vents and the level of professionalism displayed by both Hot fuzz and Jeremy!


Jeremy was punctual and very professional. Did a thorough job and cleaned everything up after himself! This is the type of dryer cleaning service I have been searching for and I will definitely recommend Hot Fuzz to my friends and family.


On time and dependable, I would hire him again in an instant. Awesome young Navy veteran doing an awesome job in the community.


Quick professional service from start to finish! Highly recommend!


I Received An Air Duct Cleaning Very Efficient Professional. Will Be Doing More Business In The Future. Thank You Again.

A Myers

Jeremy is a class act. Excellent job, service. Polite. EASY to work with. Thorough. I called all the other guys and he was the easy choice.


Support this veteran owned business! I needed an emergency cleaning after my heating element on my dryer stopped working due to a clogged dryer venting that leads out of my roof. Hot Fuzz was the only company out of 7 that I called that was able to come out the next day. Jeremy was fast, efficient, professional, and had the best price out of the 7 companies I called.


Jeremy was quick to return my email and I love that he is a vet. I thought all we needed was a vent cleaning. As it turned out, the duck had separated and was laying on the floor of our crawlspace. All of the dryer lent was going under the house. Jeremy took pictures (before and after). So glad I called.

Ld Hurst

Jeremy is awesome! He is very knowledgeable and polite! He answered all of my questions and even showed me the parts of my vent to help me understand exactly what was causing the issue with my dryer. I will definitely be using his company from here on out with any of my dryer vent needs and I will also be recommending him to everyone I know.

K Jones

Jeremy was very professional and completed the work in a timely fashion. He also cleaned up after himself and left everything nice and neat. I will definitely use his services in the future. Thanks Jeremy!


Jeremy completed a difficult dryer vent project for me and did a fantastic job. I wish all contractors were as reliable and high quality as Jeremy! Jeremy is a Navy Veteran and is a stellar worker – if you need help with dryer vent cleaning or installation – he is your man!

D Hurley

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Call (804) 944-9021 in Fredericksburg or (757) 300-5845 in Hampton Roads to get a FREE quote!