Why Is a Dryer Vent Cleaning Important

For saftety and fire prevention, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends to professionally clean and inspect dryer vents at least once a year.

"But my is dryer is new and does not need any servicing"

The major cause of dryer fires is lint building up in dryer vents, regardless the age of a dryer. Research and statistics prove that dryer vents should be cleaned regularly for the following reasons:

  • Build-up lint and other flammable debris can make your dryer work overtime.

  • The high heat of an overworked dryer can easily ignite a fire.

  • An overworked dryer can produce dangerous levels of carbon monoxide.

  • Animal nests can build up along the walls of dryer vents and create potential hazards.

  • Neglected dryer vents are to blame for more house fires each year than chimneys and fireplaces.

  • Keeping your dryer vent clean can greatly increase the efficiency and longevity of your dryer.

How Will You Know It’s Time For a Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Some common signals of clogged dryer vents are longer dry times and hotter appliances. Of course, the best way to know is to keep up with annual dryer vent inspections. During an inspection, we’ll check your dryer vent for any blockages or buildup and let you know if your venting system should be cleaned.

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What Can You Expect During a Dryer Vent Cleaning Service?

During a dryer vent cleaning, we’ll start by protecting your home and setting up a high-powered HEPA vacuum. We use specially designed tools to loosen any lint or buildup and remove them from the venting from start to finish. We’ll also check for any areas of damage, animal intrusion, or other concerns. When we’re finished, you’ll have the confidence of knowing that your vents are clean and ready to properly exhaust your dryer.

Additionally, There Are Several Precautions You Can Take To Protect Your Home:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.

  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.

  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry.

  • Remove lint that has collected around the drum.

  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.

  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating.

  • Gas dryers should be inspected by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.

  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.

  • Follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions and don’t overload your dryer.

  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.