Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation.

As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase.

If you have noticed that your dryer is running longer than it used to, you may need to have the dryer vent cleaned. Some dryer vents are relatively short and straight and can be cleaned easily by the homeowner, but others aren’t that easy and may require the use of special tools and equipment. We have tools specifically designed to clean dryer vents and with these tools we are able to do a thorough job of cleaning even the most difficult installations.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits

Regular dryer vent cleanings have great benefits for your home, including:

  1. Home Safety – Regular dryer vent cleanings prevent fires
  2. Increased dryer efficiency – Your clothes dry faster, saving energy and money
  3. A longer-lasting appliance – With regular dryer vent cleanings, your dryer doesn’t have to work quite as hard, which could extend the life of your appliance.

While dryer vents are routinely blocked with lint, animal nesting is also another frequent cause of dryer vent blockage and our equipment allows us to remove these blockages as well.

Another problem created by blocked dryer vents serving gas dryers is the possibility of carbon monoxide leaking into your home. If the dryer is not exhausting properly outdoors, CO can back up into the home.

We also measure the duct back pressure before and after the cleaning process to determine the effectiveness of the cleaning. This also helps insure your dryer duct installation does not exceed recommended limits.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that in 1998, clothes dryers were associated with 15,600 fires, which resulted in 20 deaths and 370 injuries. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers.

Warning Signs of Dryer Lint Blockage

You could have just one of these symptoms or many depending on the amount of blockage and the type of dryer you have.

  • Does your dryer take over 50 min. to dry a load
  • Is your dryer hot to the touch on top
  • Humidity inside the dryer door
  • Dryer lint collecting on the inside of the dryer door
  • Is there ever a slight burning smell when drying
  • Water in the transition tube connecting the dryer
  • A moldy or musty smell on your clothing
  • Is lint gathering on the backside of your lint screen
  • Excessive lint on black clothing
  • Is your dryers lint screen not gathering any lint on it

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