Need Expert Dryer Vent Cleaning in Dallas or Fort Worth? Reach Out to Black Velvet Chimney

Did you know that one of the most common causes of house fires is clogged dryer vents? Most homeowners are aware of the fire hazards associated with chimneys and fireplaces but have no idea that the clothes dryer vent can be just as dangerous when neglected. Are you 100% sure that your dryer vent is safe?Before you start letting that dirty laundry pile up, schedule an appointment with Black Velvet Chimney. We’ll come out to your home and clean your dryer vent so that you can use your dryer worry-free. Reach out to us online now.

Warped dryer vents mashed between wall and dryer
Blocked dryer vent exhaust overflowing with lint
Dryer vent with overflowing lint pulled from vent

I Clean Out The Lint Trap With Every Load, Isn’t That Enough?

While it’s good to clean out the lint trap every time you use your clothes dryer, the trap only captures about a quarter of the lint produced. The rest of that lint goes into the exhaust vent, where it can build up, cause blockages, restrict airflow, and easily ignite. Along with the safety hazards this scenario presents, clogged dryer vents can also waste energy and time.

Think about it: are you running your dryer vent over and over again just to dry one load of laundry? Are your clothes or your clothes dryer hotter to the touch than they used to be after a cycle? This is because your dryer vent is clogged and your clothes dryer has to work harder to get the job done. More work and more dry cycles mean more stress on your clothes dryer and higher utilities. But what can be done? Turn to the team at Black Velvet Chimney.

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Ready to have your dryer vents professionally cleaned so you can start enjoying a safer, more efficient, and less wasteful clothes dryer? Fill out our online form to request more information today!

We also install dryer boxes! If you’re tired of the wasted space and unsightly look of the duct hose behind your dryer, a dryer box is the answer!


How Do I Know if My Dryer Vent Is Clogged?

There are signs that your dryer vent needs cleaning, but you shouldn’t wait until your dryer is acting up to take action. We advise scheduling a dryer vent cleaning once every six months to a year depending on how often you use it. A proactive approach could save you money and time down the line.

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Warped dryer vents-two different styles that do not fit together
Dryer vent clogged with lint
Diagonal dryer vent pipe running through chimney

But you should call us if you’re in between your regular cleanings and you see any of the following signs:

  • You need to run multiple dryer cycles or leave your clothes in longer. If it’s taking much longer than usual to dry a typical load of clothes or you have to run more cycles, it could be because a clogged vent is restricting airflow.
  • Your dryer and/or clothes are hot to the touch. You should be able to use your dryer without worrying about getting burned. If the dryer or clothes feel very hot to the touch, it could be because the clogged vent is trapping hot air inside the dryer.
  • A musty odor is coming from the dryer. A clogged vent can lead to excess moisture which is a prime environment for mold and mildew growth.
  • You notice unusual amounts of lint. Check the dryer vent outlet and around the dryer itself. If you see unusual amounts of lint, it could be a sign that your dryer vent is clogged.

Why Should I Trust a Chimney Company To Clean My Dryer Vent?

We know what you’re thinking: why is a chimney and fireplace company cleaning dryer vents?

Chimneys and dryer vents have a lot in common. They are both ventilation systems that are important in exhausting smoke and other toxins from your home, and they both are major fire hazards when they’re not taken care of properly. There is also an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if your dryer vent hasn’t been cleaned in a while.

That’s where Black Velvet Chimney enters the picture. Fire prevention and safety is the driving factor in what we do. We want all of our neighbors in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to enjoy their homes safely and get the most out of their appliances.

Dryer vent cleaning also requires a bit more work than you think. Most dryer vent cleaning companies won’t go on top of your roofs when performing a dryer vent cleaning job. However, to perform a thorough cleaning of your dryer vent, the dryer vent termination must also be cleaned.

In Texas, the dryer vent termination is commonly found on the very top of the roofs of most homes. To complete a thorough cleaning, the dryer vent termination must be accessed and cleaned. At Black Velvet Chimney, we will get on the roof for every dryer vent cleaning job to make sure your dryer vent gets cleaned.

Call On Black Velvet Chimney & Let Our Dryer Vent Experts Take Care of It for You

We offer thorough dryer vent cleanings and can remove any lint buildup to leave your exhaust vents clean and clear. We’ll start by inspecting your dryer vents with video scanning equipment, which allows us to identify the level of buildup and whether or not any obstructions are present. If it’s time for a cleaning, we’ll take care of it fast and without making a mess.

Talk to the professionals at Black Velvet Chimney about the many ways our certified crew can help you out. Contact us to learn more or book an appointment.


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