Dryer Vent Cleaning
Why clean Your Dryer vents?
Lint build-up can caused reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating. When this happens the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches weren’t designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail. The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryers. This also produces over $84,000,000 in property damage. Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible. Lint is also one of the main ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters.
What problems can dirty dryer vents cause?
- Dryer vents clogged with lint and debris invite moisture into the system, leading to potential water damage. This also means that mildew and mold may form, causing potential health problems.
- Clogged dryer vents lead to higher gas and electric bills with multiple drying cycles needed.
- Unnecessary damage may occur on dryer vent parts, leading to expensive repairs that could otherwise have been avoided if the dryer vents were cleaned.
- Clogged dryer vents can be a pivotal factor in causing fires.
Efficient Dryer = Lower Energy Bills
Proper airflow will decrease drying time, thus decreasing operating costs. It helps the dryer to operate efficiently, which can extend the life of the dryer. An extra bonus is that clothes will dry at lower temperatures and in less time. This will help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on clothing, thus extending their life.
Other of cleaning your dryer vents:
- Saving money on your electricity bills.
- Extending the life of your dryer vents and dryer.
- Reduce the drying time of your clothes.
- Prevent potential fire hazards and water damage.
- Clogged dryer vents will eventually overheat, leading to a variety of potential problems; clean dryer vents prevent overheating.
- Clean dryer vents reduce risk of fire.
- Clean dryer vents reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Who Needs This Service?
Almost everyone with a dryer. Especially those homes with dryers located on inside walls, or those located on second floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations cause dryers to be vented greater distances, up to or over 50 feet. This can result in lint build up and other obstructions which can seriously affect the performance of the dryers. Most of the dryer manufacturers recommend annual delinting of the dryer vents, for the dryer to work at its maximum efficiency. If you have a older home you may have a duct system that is possibly more restrictive than todays standards. If so, its even more important to have your dryer vents cleaned regularly.
How your vents will be cleaned:
We will inspect to see if there is proper airflow in the dryer vents, as well as check to see if the right equipment is in use. The dryer vents will be cleaned using either a high pressure, compressed air machine, typically called a jet-snake, or a contact brush snake. The tools will either blast, or agitate away loose lint, debris, and any other harmful blockages in your vent, forcing it outside.
The jet-snake is able to turn corners, and is flexible enough to get behind the dryer. Additionally, we also have other equipment to deal with a variety of other dryer vent clogs, such as birds nesting in the vents.
“You should inspect and clean clothes dryer vents every six months – lint builds up in dryer vents and restricts proper venting. The dryer can overheat trying to push exhaust through a clogged-up pipe, resulting in a fire.”
Madisonville Fire Department (MFD)
Fire Prevention Officer, Captain Kevin Cotton
MADISONVILLE, KY September 26, 2013
Highly Recommended Safety Devices
Enhances your home safety plan by monitoring the dryer exhaust system for problems. As lint naturally builds up over time, LED indicators progressively illuminate to show how efficiently your dryer is operating. When airflow restriction becomes dangerous, an alarm is triggered.
Peace of Mind Knowing Your Dryer is Safe and Efficient
Utilizing advanced technology, the onboard computer calibrates to know precisely how your dryer should be performing. It continually checks the system and tells you exactly when attention is needed.
Your dryer should be cleaned once a year or when the third LED lights up to keep your home safe and efficient.
Call Us Today To Schedule A Cleaning (619) 870-0225