Welcome to JaxVents
Dryer vent cleaning
Chimney sweep service
904-626-8108

Since 2002 JaxVents has been helping to reduce the risk of fire hazards in homes in Jacksonville and surrounding counties.

About Us

JaxVents is a family owned and operated small business. We treat our customers with respect and offer the best in customer service. We think it is only fair that we treat our customers the way we want to be treated when we call for service.

JaxVents has cleaned literally thousands of dryer vents and chimneys since 2002. We are privileged to enjoy a high percentage of repeat Business.  Many of our loyal customers are so satisfied with our service that they honor us with referrals to their family and friends. 

When you choose JaxVents to take care of your dryer vent cleaning or chimney sweep service you can rest assured that we will be there when we say we will be there and that we will respect your home and treat it like it is our own.


The picture to the right shows the lint buildup that can accumulate in your dryer vent causing your dry times to increase resulting in the following:

  • Cause unnecessary wear on your dryer and components.
  • Increase your energy bill.
  • Ruin your clothes.
  • Become a fire hazard.

This lint that is pictured here is normally vacuumed out of the vent during the cleaning process and we only let this accumulate on the floor for demonstration purposes. We do not leave a mess in your home.


How do you know when its time to clean your dryer vent or have your vent checked out?

  • When it takes too long to dry clothes
  • The dryer tries to dry the clothes but they just get hot and stay wet
  • When your dryer does both of the above and becomes hot to the touch
  • Your laundry room gets too hot when the dryer is running
  • You don't catch any lint on the lint screen

A busy laundry room should have the dryer vent cleaned once a year.



Rooftop gooseneck dryer vent caps

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Rooftop Gooseneck dryer vent cap

This is one of the most common types of dryer vent types that we clean and we do have to get on the roof for part of this service. Cleaning this cap along with brushing out the pipe (above photo) can make your dryer work better and reduce the risk of fire hazard.


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Blockage from a gooseneck dryer vent cap

This tough blockage is what we usually find in the cap on the roof. It can not be reached by brushing from the bottom only and will stay in place until someone gets on the roof and clears the cap by hand. Sometimes there is a screen in this cap that should have been removed during installation. These screens become 100% blocked with lint in a short amount of time and we will always recommend that these screens be removed.

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Screen removed from gooseneck cap

This is a screen that was removed from a vent cap. It had the vent 100% restricted. We see this a lot. When we go on the roof we check the cap for restrictions like lint buildup and screens left in the cap. We also check to make sure the backdraft flap is operating normally inside the cap.

Other types of dryer vents and cleaning

Hooded vents on the side of the building

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These vents can be problematic because sometimes they are recessed in stucco during construction and lose vent opening capacity. They can be cleaned and will work as well as their original installation will allow.

Louvered vents on exterior wall

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These louvers were painted shut. The paint dried on the louvers sticking them together and caused a restriction at the end of the vent pipe. We see this a lot. Again these can be cleaned and made to work.

PVC vent that goes under the slab

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These PVC vents that travel under the slab can trap moisture from the drying process and fill up with condensation and lint. These can be extremely messy and stinky but they can be cleaned up and made to work well.

Booster fans

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Do you have a booster fan in your dryer vent system? Some homes, condo and apartment buildings with extremely long vent pipes will have booster fans installed. Most of the time these are not installed with vent cleaning in mind and there is not much access for cleaning equipment to be used. We will always do the best we can but sometimes there is nothing we can do with booster fans.

Standard cleaning

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Our cleaning equipment is simple and effective. Unless there is a problem with the vent pipe or there is a booster fan installed we will be able to get our brush all the way through your dryer vent . Our powerful vacuum system will collect the lint as the brush travels through the vent pipe.

In your home

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Most of the time we will need to pull out the dryer to access the vent pipe for cleaning. Again here, we let the lint fall out of the vent pipe as we brushed it before we inserted the vacuum hose to demonstrate how much lint was trapped in the vent pipe. We always re connect the dryer securely and put it back in place to your satisfaction. We always vacuum the work area before finishing up. Even behind the washing machine.


Chimney sweep service

When you have a fire in your fireplace you have a fire in your house! Make sure it stays where it is supposed to.

Most home fires caused by fireplaces can be prevented. Neglect, misuse and improper operation can all add up to cause catastrophic loss and damage. Ultimately it us up to the person using the fireplace to take responsibility for making sure that they are familiar with the proper operation of the unit and follow all safety precautions before starting a fire. Read the manufacturers handbook for prefabricated fireplaces and educate yourself on the proper use of masonry fireplaces. Please take the time do your homework even if you are a seasoned fireplace operator and get familiar with your fireplace before you use it. Just sweeping and having your fireplace inspected before use or on a regular basis will help reduce the risk of fire hazard.

Please call us for more information on this service.

The pictures to the right and below shows soot buildup that was in the 8" flue pipe of common prefabricated fireplaces. We see this much buildup all the time. Every bit of this soot accumulation is fuel for fire.

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JaxVents

904-626-8108

Hours

Mon

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sun

Closed

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JaxVents

904-626-8108

Hours

Mon

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tue

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wed

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thu

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Fri

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sun

Closed