I just had Yaniv Koby of Happy Healthy Home clean out and repair my dryer vent. It was kind of a tough job as the vent was really, really dirty, difficult to access, and a contractor had disconnected the duct from the outside vent and roughly stuck it back on, unattached. Yaniv thoroughly cleaned everything, then secured the duct from one end to the other. I contacted him last Sunday, not expecting to hear back for at least a day or two, but he got back to me within 5 minutes and scheduled an appointment for today. He was prompt/early, finished the job within 30 minutes, and was not only polite and respectful but sweet, intelligent, and thoughtful. I would not hesitate to call him again, and it’s good to know he does lots of other handyman type repairs.
They bid the job depending on complexity. The range for dryer duct cleaning was $125 – $200. Mine was at the upper end of that, due to repairs needed. However, it was only $40 extra for the repairs, which involved hands & knees crawlspace work and a few materials. I think such repairs are common, and the $200 upper range is probably intended to include them. It’s possible that other jobs are billed differently, but I don’t know for sure. Yaniv is very forthcoming, no guesswork on charges.
He also lives in West Seattle, which I did not know when I hired him.