Dryer maintenance probably isn't high on your list of day-to-day concerns. You put wet clothes in, you take dry clothes out, you clean the lint trap every now and then and think everything is fine. If your dryer starts to lose effectiveness, though, you could be having vent problems.
Damp clothes are one of the common signs of a clogged dryer vent; another more serious one is a burning smell while your dryer is running. If you've noticed either of these two signs, get in touch with us immediately and we'll clean your dryer vents for you.
Like a lot of things in life, dryer duct cleaning can be done right or it can be done wrong. Many companies perform this task by using a blower to force air through the vent. This is a shortcut that doesn't always get the job done; in many cases, it can simply pack trapped lint into the vent more tightly. We use more advanced tools to make sure every piece of unwanted lint and debris is extracted from your vent.
Our tools reach deep into your dryer vent so that we can be sure we're cleaning the full length of the duct. They're also tough enough to scrub off even the stubbornest lint, but they're also specially designed to prevent any damage to the vent itself. We use full inspection procedures to check all of your dryer's filters and vents, and we run a post-cleaning check to confirm that we've done a complete job.
Dryer vents are a key part of the way dryers operate; they remove moist air from the machine continuously when it's in use. When they get dirty or clogged, your dryer has to force more air out to extract the same amount of moisture, and that means the machine needs to run longer and harder, and use more electricity. If it's been awhile since your last professional dryer vent cleaning and your energy bills have started to go up, call us and let us bring those costs back down to normal.
Clothes dryers are, surprisingly, one of the prime suspects in starting house fires. Regular dryer vent cleaning is an important part of keeping your home safe from fire. With a clogged vent, dryers are prone to overheating. Overheating, in turn, can cause sparks, and the very same lint clogging up the vent is highly flammable stuff. Keeping your dryer vent clean will protect you and your family from this easily-avoidable fire hazard.
As noted above, a dryer with a clogged or dirty vent has to work harder and longer than one with a clean vent. That extra work translates into extra wear and tear on your dryer's moving parts, shortening its lifespan and increasing the odds of it suffering a breakdown. Let us give you a hand by cleaning out your vent and you'll enjoy a longer overall lifespan from your dryer as well as fewer serious problems that require professional repairs.