You can pay a professional anywhere from $75 to $200 to give your dryer vent a complete cleaning. If you have an unusual dryer setup that requires a lengthy hose to reach from the dryer to outdoors, you might want to consider paying for the service. If, however, you have a typical dryer, the right tools, and an hour or so to spare, you should be able to do it yourself with no problem.
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