Frequently Asked Questions

RoVac History.

Why clean dryer vents?
Where is the market for dryer vent cleaning?
How does the RoVac System work?
What can I charge for dryer vent cleaning?
Are there additional services I can provide?
Why not just replace the vent?
What else do I need to get started?
Lets look at the facts.
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What is RoVac’s history?
Company Profile:

RoVac Systems was started after 12 years of providing quality service in the dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and chimney cleaning fields. Our service company is under the name Magic Brush Chimney & Air Duct Specialists and was started as a part-time business that has grown to a very high profit full-time venture.

Several years ago we realized that the future was in dryer vent cleaning. After trying every method of cleaning available, which included hand brushing, blowers, air pressure, heavy drive cables, and rods that screwed together or had connectors that required a tool to get them apart, we set out to design equipment that would fill the need in our own company. Once we had the basic system, we refined it by using it extensively in our own company.

We are now the leaders in the manufacturing of dryer vent cleaning equipment and also in the promotion of public awareness. Our main goal is to help our customers succeed in any way
possible and to provide the best equipment at a fair price.

Here is a list of the great things we have to offer:
- Easy To Use Equipment At An Affordable Price
- Extensive Training
- Financing
- Effective Marketing
- Ongoing Technical Support
- The First And Only HEPA Filtered Chimney Vac
- Add-On Chimney Cleaning Kit (ads to your dryer vent system)
- Complete Chimney Cleaning System
- Complete Air Duct Cleaning System

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Why clean dryer vents?

1) Lint build-up creates an extreme fire hazard.
2) Blocked vents cause the dryer to work harder which shortens the life of the appliance.
3) Cleaning a blocked or restricted vent system reduces drying time which increases the efficiency of the dryer.
4) Reducing the drying time of the dryer saves money on utility bills and also on repair cost.
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Where is the market for dryer vent cleaning?

- Almost every home in America. It is estimated that in 1997 there were 73 million household dryers in use. (7 out of 10 homes)
- Laundromats
- Condominium complexes
- Beauty salons
- Hotels
- Hospitals
All of the above have laundry facilities which need servicing. Some of which are mandated by the state or by the insurance companies to have the dryer vents cleaned on a yearly basis.
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How does the RoVac System Work?

In order to thoroughly remove heavy lint deposits safely and effectively, it is a necessity to combine the suction from our high powered vacuum with our rotating brush system.

Here are the 3 basic cleaning methods:

1) Cleaning from outside: The high powered vacuum is placed near the dryer inside the home.
With the vacuum running, the lint from within the dryer is thoroughly cleaned. Next, the vacuum is attached to the vent, which leads to the exterior. With the exterior vent hood clipped in the open position, there will be a tremendous amount of airflow and suction through the entire vent. The rotating brush is then fed into the vent from the exterior toward the vacuum. As the lint is loosened by the rotating brush, it is pulled through the vent and collected in the vacuum.

2) Cleaning from inside: In this method, the vacuum is connected to the exterior vent hood. With the vacuum running, the lint within the dryer is cleaned. Once the dryer is cleaned, the rotating brush is fed through the vent toward the vacuum to the exterior.

3) Cleaning with the “Y” Adaptor: This method will allow you to clean when it is raining or snowing outside. Assuming you can still access the exterior vent hood safely, clip the vent hood in the open position. Clean the dryer as mentioned earlier and then feed the FlexRods through the vent using the GuideBall. When the ball reaches the exterior, attach the brush to the FlexRods. Then, on the interior, attach the vacuum hose and the dryer vent to the “Y” Adaptor. Rotate the brush as you pull the rods toward you until the brush reaches the “Y” Adaptor.

The RoVac System combines state-of-the-art equipment to make you the top professional in your area.
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What can I charge for dryer vent cleaning?

There are many factors that will effect what you will be able to charge for your services. For instance, some areas can support higher prices than others. Also, the more value and professionalism you add to your services, the more people will be willing to pay to have the job done right. The length of the vent and the difficulty of the overall job will also effect pricing.

The following is a realistic example of what you can charge for residential dryer vent cleaning.

For vents ranging 10 to 15 feet in length ........................$ 55.00 to $ 85.00
(Approx. time to clean = 30 min. to 45 min.)
For vents 15 to 35 feet in length ....................................$ 85.00 to $ 165.00
(Approx. time to clean = 30 min. to 90 min.)
For vents with a birds nest or other blockage add .......+ $ 45.00 to $ 85.00
It is safe to say that you can easily do 5 to 7 residential jobs per day.

Commercial dryer vents are going to change substantially from job to job depending on the number of dryers and the complexity of the system. As you gain a little experience in the commercial market, you will be able to quote each job based on the estimated time that it will take to do the job. By creating two separate rates, one for a half day and one for a full day, you will be able to cover yourself if the job takes a little longer than expected.

Important Note: The above is to be used for information purposes only and is not part of a sales or marketing program. Individual pricing may vary.
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Are there any additional services I can provide?

Replacement of white vinyl venting. Many state codes outlaw the use of white vinyl flexible venting. It is recommended that this type of venting be replaced with metal flex or rigid piping. Vinyl venting catches the lint faster and is prone to melting during high temperature situations. All dryer manufacturers specify metal venting in their installation instructions.

Installation of bird guards. Many exterior vent hoods for both dryers and bathroom vents need bird guards to prevent the birds from building nests in the vent.

Removal of birds nests from bathroom vents. You will find that many bathroom vents will need to be cleaned as well to remove a bird’s nest.
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Why not just replace the vent?

Because many homes don’t have a short 5' to 10' section of vent running from the dryer to the basement window. Many homes and condominium complexes have a 20' to 50' vent pipe that is installed behind walls and ceilings. Most of which have 2 or 3 bends. It is not possible to replace these vents. Also, many homeowners do not feel comfortable replacing the vent themselves or can’t physically do it.

Another important point is that even if the vent is replaced, it is equally important to properly remove lint build-up from within the dryer and also around the dryer. It will be your job to make homeowners and management companies realize that they truly need to have the dryer and the dryer vent system cleaned and inspected by a professional.
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What else do I need to get started?

A 3/8 cordless drill with an adjustable clutch. The reason we don’t supply the drill is because we realize that most people already have one. If you don’t, it is more cost effective for you to buy one locally. We have always used DeWalt drills and have found them to be very reliable. It is recommended that you have a second battery pack so that you always have a fresh battery ready when the other one runs out.

A vehicle. You won’t need anything fancy to get started. You can very easily work out of a blazer, station wagon, pick-up truck or a mini van.

A ladder. You will eventually need to get an extension ladder to reach some of the vents. The size ladder you get will depend on your area and the situations most commonly encountered.

Basic liability insurance. Talk to your insurance agent and have him get quotes from two or three different companies. Just to give you an idea, it will probably be in the area of $30 to $50 per month.
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News about the fire hazard created by lint in dryer vents is spreading rapidly across the country. What better time to establish yourself as the areas leading professional for dryer vent cleaning and repair. In most cases, you will be the only one in your area promoting this service.
The need for dryer vent cleaning exists all year round, which means it is not seasonal like most other services.
It is recommended that dryer vents be cleaned once a year. This sets the stage for a continually growing repeat customer base.
This is a very easy service to learn.
This is a great service you can do part-time, full-time or add to your existing business.
With our 11 years of experience in the field, you can be sure that you are getting the best support to go with the most advanced equipment available.
The RoVac System is very reasonably priced.I hope you agree that this is a great opportunity to provide a valuable service to an almost endless market. You truly have every advantage working in your favor.
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Why Not Get Started Today?

Here Are A Few Testimonials

Mike Gossett (Air Duct Cleaning Company, NY)
“We’ve seen the demand for dryer vent cleaning grow tremendously over the past four years but we just didn’t have the equipment to clean them. When we saw the ad for The RoVac System, we were very interested. Once we got the equipment, we were all very impressed with the quality and the professional look. We were more impressed by the amazing suction the vacuum has. I can tell you from years of experience in the field that for cleaning dryer vents, nothing works better than the combination of the rotating brush and the high powered vacuum.”
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Bill Stevens (Affordable Dryer Vent Cleaning, CT)
“I can honestly say that, at first, I was a little unsure of the actual need for dryer vent cleaning. But once I started talking to people, I found that many of them realized that there was some type of fire hazard associated with the lint in their dryer vent but never thought to have it cleaned until I mentioned it. When I told them I was thinking about going into the business, they all told me to call them so they could get their’s done. I have a full time job and clean dryer vents on the weekends. I’m finding that I can make more money working on weekends than I make all week long at my regular job. I hope to be full time soon and would recommend The RoVac System to anyone.”
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Bill Whitford (Associated Vent Cleaning, PA)
“This is for real! If you’re looking for a niche service, this is it. There’s no doubt in my mind that dryer vent cleaning is going to be one of the best small businesses of the new millennium. I realize the importance of being in the right place at the right time. When I saw the ad for The RoVac System, I knew this was my chance to become the first and only professional in my area. I can’t be happier with the way the equipment works. The vacuum has more suction than I ever thought possible and the rotating brush is ideal for loosening lint and for cleaning those long runs with lots of turns. I always get compliments on the vacuum. People see me at work and say, wow, there is no way I could have done that. When I show them what I pulled out of the vent, they are always eager to book a repeat cleaning. My personal thanks to RoVac Systems for stepping up to the plate and creating a new service industry.
Keep up the good work!”
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Satisfaction Guaranteed
We are so convinced that you will be totally impressed with The RoVac System, that if you’re not satisfied, we’ll take it back. Just return it within 10 days in it’s original shipping containers and you will only be charged a 10% restocking fee. Be sure to examine the system carefully after you receive it. Please call for a return authorization number and ship it back in the original containers.
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The RoVac System is designed for professional use. All components of the system are warrantied for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase, with the exception of the vacuum motors. The vacuum motors are warrantied for a period of one year. Should any part fail within these periods due to manufacturing defect, return the defective part to RoVac Systems, Inc. and we will replace it free of charge.

RoVac Systems, Inc. does not warranty failure of any part due to operator error. Be sure to read all operating instructions and safety precautions before operating this system. Rovac Systems, Inc. accepts no liability for property damage or injury due to the operation of this system. This is the full extent of the warranty made by RoVac Systems. There is no other express warranty. All implied warranties are hereby excluded, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchant-ability or fitness for any particular purpose.
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