Keeping your home’s dryer vents clean, clear, and regularly maintained is one of the simplest ways to prevent a catastrophic housefire. While most homeowners know that clearing out their dryer vents after each load of laundry is crucial to keeping the machine in good working order, lint and debris can still build up over time and create clogs or blockages that may lead to fires. As tempting as it can be to assume that a dryer fire won’t happen to you, nearly 17,000 dryer fires occur each year in homes nationwide, leading to hundreds of injuries and over $236 million in property damage. The vast majority of these fires could have been avoided with regular dryer vent cleaning and maintenance. That’s where dryer vent cleaning businesses like DUCTZ come in.
Like many franchising opportunities in the air duct cleaning industry, DUCTZ franchises offer dryer vent cleaning and maintenance services as part of their comprehensive range of HVAC and duct services. We also offer potential franchise owners the opportunity to begin their DUCTZ journey as a dryer vent cleaning franchise. Whether you start out specializing in dryer vent cleaning or offering it as part of a full-service DUCTZ franchise, it’s important that you prepare yourself for success by investing in the right dryer vent cleaning equipment. Read on to learn more!
What equipment do I need to start a dryer vent cleaning business?
The great news is that there’s not as much specialty equipment involved in dryer vent cleaning as there is for other home services franchises. It’s likely that your biggest equipment expense will be the vehicle you use to transport your other tools. In general, you’ll need the following equipment for your dryer vent cleaning business:
- Brushes and cleaning rods
- HEPA filtered vacuums with dryer vent attachments and brushes
- Tested dryer flex, clamps, transitions and outside terminations for customer upgrades
You’ll also need safety equipment like masks, work clothes, and gloves, but those things are not specific to dryer vent cleaning.
Most dryer vent cleaning franchises will service both residential and commercial dryers. Although the tools for residential dryer vent cleaning and commercial dryer vent cleaning are similar, commercial machines tend to be much larger and may require specialized equipment depending on the make and model. If you’re a DUCTZ franchise owner, we’ll give you a more thorough rundown of the tools and equipment you need during your in-person training at our Ann Arbor campus.
The most essential pieces of equipment for both commercial and residential dryer vent cleaning are the HEPA filtered industrial vacuum and dryer vent brush kit, which you can plan to spend about $2000 on.
Why Choose DUCTZ?
Partnering with a proven commodity like DUCTZ is a great way to set your dryer vent cleaning business up for success. Choosing a franchise in the red-hot home services industry is a smart financial choice – even during times of economic uncertainty, franchises like DUCTZ thrive because we provide essential services that everyone needs. We’ve also taken the often-stressful legwork out of starting your own business. Our franchise owners benefit from a turnkey business model that’s been developed to maximize profitability, as well as world-class training, support, and resources. Since we offer franchise owners the opportunity to get started with a dryer vent cleaning franchise before expanding to a full-service DUCTZ franchise, many of our owners have years of experience specializing in dryer vent cleaning and are happy to share their knowledge with you. Anyone who’s willing to work hard and follow our processes will have all the tools they need to build a successful dryer vent cleaning business.
Let’s get started! If you’re interested in learning more about DUCTZ full-service and dryer vent cleaning franchises, give our franchising team a call today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, then get you started with a copy of our Franchising Opportunity Report.