You probably clean the lint trap in your dryer with every use, but when was the last time you cleaned the exhaust vent that leads outside? Highly flammable lint and debris build up in this overlooked dryer vent over time, leading to a less efficient dryer and an increased risk of fire. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, clothes dryer fires in the United States result in 15,500 fires annually, 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and over $84 million in property damage.

Steven Peter founded Mama Bear Dryer Vent Care in February 2024 to help East Cobb families prevent unnecessary dryer fires and improve dryer efficiency. The Peters moved to the area from South Florida in 2010, drawn by the family-friendly community and top-notch schools. Outside of work, Steve and his wife Sally enjoy exploring local parks and mountain biking at Sope Creek with their three children: Doug, 16; John, 13; and Julianne, 10. The Peter family is rounded out by their two five-year-old cats, Hoggle and Ludeaux.

The National Fire Protection Association recommends having your dryer vents cleaned and inspected at least once a year. Steve receives many referrals from dryer repair professionals who discover that clogged vents, rather than broken dryers, are often the issue.

Here are the most common warning signs that it’s time to schedule a dryer vent care appointment:
● Damp laundry after a full dryer cycle
● High heat or humidity near the dryer
● A musty or burning odor
● Excessive lint behind dryer or along vent
● D80 or D90 error codes

Mama Bear Dryer Vent Care offers upfront, honest, and fair prices for professional dryer vent inspections, cleaning, and repairs. Appointments are easy and efficient. Steve thoroughly inspects the dryer vent, identifying any blockages, damages, or potential hazards. He takes digital airflow measurements to assess the severity of blockages and other issues, such as leaks and disconnections. Imagine years of lint buildup and abandoned animal nests clogging your dryer vent—Steve ensures they are thoroughly removed.

Every Mama Bear Dryer Vent Care customer receives before-and-after photos of the inside of their dryer exhaust vent. Steve uses a camera that can reach up to 35 feet into the vent, uncovering any blockages and showing the dramatic results of the cleaning.

Steve, Mama Bear Dryer Vent Care’s primary technician, is an insured Certified Dryer Vent Technician (CDET) and a US Navy veteran with 19 years of HVAC experience. He feels honored to serve East Cobb. “We take pride in being part of this vibrant community and are committed to enhancing safety and well-being through our services,” he says.

Schedule an appointment with Mama Bear Dryer Vent Care by visiting or calling 404-491-1531 to learn more about their services.