When your dryer's exhaust system gets clogged with lint, it can keep your dryer from functioning properly. As a result, the dryer could take longer to dry clothes, it will increase your electric bill and create a fire risk. It's a lose-lose proposition. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are about 2,900 dryer fires a year, which cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. And what is the leading cause of those fires? Failure to clean them.
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a friendly face. Once you direct us to where the dryer is located, We will do a full assessment on your dryer unit and vent inside and outside of your home. No worries when we are in inside of your home – for peace of mind, we always wear shoe covers when inside to ensure we will not make or leave any mess behind.
After the assessment, We will start the cleaning with the appropriate tools to help push debris outside. Then, will go outside and run a series of brushes and/or compressed air into the ducting to clean the walls to remove the debris.
When we return back inside the house, we pull the dryer completely out in order for us to disconnect the duct from the dryer to the wall to clean or replace the duct, if necessary (it is common that it is not in good shape or damaged when improperly installed). Then continue to clean the duct inside of the wall to ensure that the vent is thoroughly cleaned all the way through.
Once we have completed the cleaning process, we will do a final sweep inside for any debris left from the cleaning and hook the dryer back up, and put everything back in its place.
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5 FACTS ABOUT DRYER VENTS
Here are the five key points about a clean dryer vent that will make you want to get yours cleaned as soon as possible:
2,900 home dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
Failure to clean the dryer (34%) is the leading cause of home dryer fires.
More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
Without a screen, all the lint goes directly into the ventilation lines, increasing the risk of fires. Never use a dryer that has a broken, loose, damaged, or missing lint-catching screen.
Cleaning your dryer vent system at least once per year can save a typical household 30% on clothes drying costs. An efficiently-operating dryer means fewer cycles and time are required to dry your laundry.
DID YOU KNOW?
Your dryer vent system is designed to remove the heat, moisture, and lint from your dryer and release it outside. However, if the vent duct is blocked or improperly installed, it can cause everything that should be going outside to blow into your home.