A clogged dryer vent not only means your appliance isn’t operating at its peak efficiency, it also poses a safety risk in the form of potential fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Data Center, clothes dryers are responsible for approximately 15,600 structure fires around the country each year. Eighty percent of these fires start with clogged dryer vents, and result in 15 deaths and 400 injuries on average annually. When your dryer vent system can’t exhaust properly, it overheats and can threaten your home, health and safety.
Why Should I Clean My Dryer Vents?
Lint build-up in your dryer vents can cause reduced airflow, which causes overheating. When this happens, the high-temperature-limit safety switch cycles on and off. These switches aren’t designed to cycle on and off continuously, which causes them to fail. The combination of highly-combustible lint and reduced exhaust airflow, provides the perfect environment for kindling a fire.
Who Needs This Service?
Everyone with a clothes dryer needs this service, especially those with dryers located on inside walls, or second floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations cause dryers to be vented a greater distance, sometimes 50 feet or more. This increases the risk for lint buildup and other obstructions which can adversely affect the dryer’s performance.
Indications That Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning:
1- Clothes Not Drying
It takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes
2- Closed Hood-Flapper
The dryer vent hood-flapper doesn’t open
3- Unusually Hot
The clothes coming out of the dryer are unusually hot
What Is Your Vent-Cleaning Method?
Our comprehensive lint and debris-removing system includes the Vent Vac, one of the most powerful vacuums in the industry. We also use a powerful, rotating brush which removes any type of blockage from your dryer’s duct and vent system, including bird’s nests.
Additionally, our technician will inspect your system for any damaged or disconnected vents and tell you if your venting system meets the recommended specifications of your dryer’s manufacturer.
A dryer vent cleaning pays for itself with lower utility bills, the extended life and increased efficiency of your dryer and the added longevity of your clothing. Most critical, is the peace of mind you will have, knowing that you have eliminated a potentially disastrous fire hazard in your home.