The risks of ignoring the lint in your dryer

What is dryer lint?

Dryer lint refers to the small fibres, particles, and debris that accumulate in the lint trap. It accumulates during the drying process.

When you dry your clothes, the hot air circulates through the dryer. Picking up loose fibres and lint from the fabrics. The lint trap, located inside the dryer near the door. Some dryer models have a lint trap on top of the dryer or at the base. Check your dryer manual if you are unable to locate it. The lint trap is there to collect lint.

Lint consists of tiny textile fibres. Such as cotton, polyester, or wool, along with other materials. Other materials such as pet hair, dust, and lint from previous drying cycles.

It appears as a soft, fluffy mass of fibres with a pale colour. Lint is lightweight and dislodged from fabrics. This is why it can accumulate and form blockages within the dryer vent if not regularly cleaned.

While lint may seem harmless, it is highly flammable. Accumulated lint in the dryer vent can pose a significant fire hazard. This is why it is crucial to clean the vent on a regular basis.

Dangers Of Ignoring Dryer Vent Lint


According to, every year approximately 15,000 fires are caused by lint buildup in dryers.


From fire hazards to dryer issues.

Not cleaning the dryer vent of lint can pose several risks, including:

Increased risk of fire:

Dryer lint is flammable. When it accumulates in the dryer vent, it can become a significant fire hazard. The heat produced during the drying process can ignite the lint. Leading to a dangerous fire that can spread throughout your home.

Reduced dryer efficiency

When the dryer vent is clogged with lint, airflow is restricted. This results in reduced dryer efficiency. It takes longer for clothes to dry, as the moist air cannot escape. This can increase energy consumption and utility bills over time.

Overheating of the dryer

Restricted airflow due to lint buildup can cause the dryer to overheat. Overheating can lead to damage to:

  • the heating elements,
  • the thermostat,
  • and other components within the dryer

This will result in costly repairs or the need for dryer replacement.

Shorter lifespan of the dryer

Excessive lint buildup and overheating can shorten the lifespan of your dryer. The strain on the dryer’s components can lead to premature wear and tear. Reducing its durability and effectiveness.

Indoor air pollution

Lint not only accumulates in the dryer vent but can also find its way into your home if the vent is clogged. This can lead to increased indoor air pollution. Inhaling these particles can cause respiratory problems and worsen allergies or asthma. It also can accumulate on furniture and countertops.

Carbon monoxide buildup (gas dryers only):

Gas dryers produce carbon monoxide during the drying process. If the dryer vent is full of lint, it can lead to a buildup of carbon monoxide within your home.

Carbon monoxide is a colourless and odourless gas. It is dangerous and even fatal. If inhaled in high concentrations.

To mitigate these risks. It is important to clean your dryer vent. Ensuring proper airflow and reducing the potential hazards associated with lint buildup.

Cleaning the dryer lint trap before each use is recommended. But don’t forget about the exhaust vent on the back of your dryer. We recommended cleaning the vent at least once a year. The cleaning frequency may vary depending on the dryer’s usage. As well as the specific requirements of your dryer.

We can clean your dryer vent only or as part of a complete furnace & duct work cleaning.

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Best Furnace and Duct Cleaning Company in Regina

Klean King is proud to be one of Regina’s most experienced and reliable furnace and duct cleaning companies. With over 35 years of experience, our trained technicians will have the HVAC systems in your home or business cleaned adequately. Our team will ensure that your home or workplace is as healthy and safe as possible. We use new technologies, such as air testing equipment to help measure how much dust and contaminants are in the air. As a result, we can help determine that the air you are breathing is safe and healthy.

Another benefit that we provide our customers is due to our revolutionary “scrubbing” method. We will place your HVAC system under negative pressure using one of our high-powered vacuum trucks. This places your ductwork under extreme suction and loosens the dust & debris and suctions it out to our truck. A specially made rubber whip is then inserted into each individual duct and rapidly sweeps around the ductwork interior scrubbing all the fine dust into the suction. The benefit of these systems versus a traditional rotary brush system is that they will not damage the insulation within the ducts, but will allow for a scrubbing technique that will remove all the contaminants from the insulation.

You can rest assured that by choosing Klean King for your duct and furnace cleaning, you are choosing to work with qualified and well-trained professionals. We are Regina’s first and only QUADCA-certified furnace and duct cleaning company. QUADCA trains and certifies duct cleaning companies on the best practices in our trade. Being QUADCA certified means that Klean King only uses skilled professionals and the best tools and technology to clean your HVAC systems. Also a member of NADCA which set the standard for Duct Cleaning in North America. Klean King is certified as Air System Cleaning Specialist (ASCS). We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service across all of Southern Saskatchewan. 

For a cleaner, healthier home or business, choose Klean King Furnace Cleaning!

How Much Does Air Duct & Vent Cleaning Cost?

There are many factors in determining the cost of your air duct and vent cleaning.

Cleaning an entire HVAC system in an average-sized home can range in cost from $250 to $350. However, there are several factors that affect the cost. For instance, air duct cleaning for a 3,000-square-foot home, with two HVAC systems will cost quite a bit more than a 1,000-square-foot home with a single unit.

The size of your ductwork, number of vents, and degree of contamination all play a role in determining the cost. We have made a list of factors that may impact your air duct cleaning prices.

  1. The Number of Furnaces and AC Units: Although this is uncommon for average-sized homes, any home or business with more than one furnace or AC unit will increase the cleaning cost.
  2. Possibility of Mice or Rats: Vermins can cause severe respiratory illnesses. It is important to take special note of signs of vermin and contact an exterminator.
  3. Accessibility: Most homes have a utility room or basement that provides easy access to your furnace and AC. However, if this accessibility is more difficult, you could end up paying more ( e.g crawl space).
  4. HVAC Mold Removal: Removing elements such as mould and mildew requires specific equipment and chemicals. As a result, this will impact the cost and will depend on the severity of the build-up your system has.
  5. Possible Repairs Needed: If you have not had your air ducts and vents cleaned for a long time, the technicians cleaning your ductwork may come across damage to your AC or furnace. As a result, it is important to budget for possible repairs that need to be done.

By default, most air duct and vent cleaning companies will break down their prices in three ways, flat rate, square feet, and per vent.

However, when properly budgeting for this service, it is important to keep in mind the factors above as they may impact your cost.

How to Choose a Contractor to Clean Furnace & Air Ducts

If you are a home or business owner, the safety and health of your family or employees should be a top priority.

A great way to keep everyone safe is to have your air ducts cleaned every two years.

Those who choose to delay cleaning their air ducts increase the chance of:

  • mold growth,
  • vermin infestation,
  • and excessive dust and debris.

The best way to ensure your indoor air quality, and that your furnace is efficient. Is to hire a qualified duct cleaning contractor.

This becomes even more important for commercial air duct cleaning. Due to the knowledge required.

Below are 5 questions to be sure to ask when hiring a furnace and duct cleaning contractor.

  1. How long have they been in business?
  2. Do they have positive reviews?
  3. Can the contractor provide you with references?
  4. Can the company show proof of NADCA membership?
  5. Will the contracting company be doing the work? Or will they subcontract?

Now that we have discussed the best process for choosing your contractor. Here’s why you should choose Klean King Furnace & Duct Cleaning for your next air duct or HVAC cleaning.

  1. We have over 35 years of experience in the industry.
  2. You can read our reviews.
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  4. We are proud members of the NADCA, and QUADCA certified.
  5. We do not sub-contract. We are local. We hire and train local employees as our technicians.

Our certified technicians will show up on time and deliver professional cleaning. Klean King is also insured & bonded. We have state-of-the-art trucks. Equipped to clean any size of the ventilation system.

Prevent serious air quality issues and maintain healthy indoor air quality. With regular furnace and duct cleaning.

Give us a call today or book an appointment.

Regular Air Duct Cleaning

Have you noticed a rise in allergy symptoms among your family? Or there is more dust in the air than usual?

Your home may need a duct cleaning!

Having clean air ducts helps circulate clean and fresh air in your home and greatly reduces allergens and irritants in the air. Here are some benefits that will have you calling a professional duct cleaner ASAP.

Benefits of Having Clean Air Ducts

  1. Creates a Cleaner Environment: Clean air ducts help reduce the amount of dust that circulates throughout your home. This in turn lowers the amount of cleaning that needs to be done to maintain a clean home.

  2. Reduces Allergens, Irritants and Odors: Pet dander, hair, bacteria, and mold, are all harmful airborne pollutants that can be trapped inside your air ducts. These can be harmful to those who suffer from allergies and respiratory problems. A build-up of dust and dirt can also result in a musty scent throughout your home.
  3. Breathe Easier: Having clean air helps everyone in your household to breathe easier and avoid any allergy triggers. It also ensures that the air you breathe is safe and clean.
  4. Improves Air Flow: Air ducts that are not clean can have heavy build-up and grime that makes it hard for air to efficiently flow throughout your home. This causes your system to have to work a lot harder than necessary.

Want to try to clean your home air ducts yourself? Here are some of our tips!

  1. Have the Right Materials: Before you start to clean your air ducts, it is important to have the proper materials for the job. These include screwdrivers, vacuums, brushes, and a new furnace filter.

  2. Turn on the Fan: Keeping your fan on will help you move the dust you are trying to vacuum up.
  3. Loosen any dust Collected: Sometimes dust and grime can get caught in your ducts. Make sure you are using a brush to loosen any build-up.
  4. Clean the Blower Compartment and Furnace Fan: Use a vacuum to suck up any dust from your furnace fan and blower compartment.
  5. Make sure to get Inside Your Ducts: Lastly, Make sure to get inside your ducts with both a vacuum and brush.

Keep your family breathing healthy and your systems running smoothly with air duct cleaning and remember

If you ever have any trouble cleaning your air ducts, it is important to call a professional.