Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
Over a period of time, dryer vents become plugged with lint, hair, dust and debris. If the dryer vent is not cleaned regularly, it will eventually become blocked, restricting the airflow that may cause a serious fire hazard. Every year fires caused by plugged dryer vents account for loss of life and millions of dollars in property damage. Every bend in the duct-work, the length of the duct, birds, rodents, malfunctioning dampers and the frequency of use are all contributing factors to lint accumulations. The lint trap only catches a small amount of dust; the rest ends up inside the dryer exhaust duct where it accumulates.
When lint builds up it can cause the dryer to overheat, resulting in a fire. Consider these symptoms and warning signs of dangerous lint build-up or blockage in your dryer:
- Clothes take longer and longer to dry
- Clothes don’t fully dry
- Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of the drying cycle
- The outside of the dryer gets very hot
- The outside exhaust vent flapper doesn’t open much, indicating low exhaust velocity
- The laundry room becomes more humid than it usually does
- A burnt smell is evident in the laundry room
Recognizing them could protect you and your family from the dangers of an unsafe lint accumulation. Here are a few good reasons to clean your dryer vents:
Reduced Fire Hazard – Every year there are more than 15,500 dryer fires, causing approximately 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and over $209 million in property damages. Clogged dryer vents are considered to be the leading cause of dryer fires, while dryer lint is the typical source of fire ignition. Our professional cleaning service removes dangerous blockages of lint and debris, significantly reducing the chance of dryer fires.
Save Money – It’s simple, the longer your dryer runs, the more energy you use. Clogged dryer vents cause dryers to take longer to dry clothing, causing increased energy consumption, which in turn leads to more expensive utility bills. Clean dryer vents allow your dryer to work efficiently, use less energy, and cost less to operate. Additionally, the longer your clothes tumble in the dryer the faster they wear out, so by efficiently drying them you’ll extend the life of your clothing and save money.
Save Time – Once your dryer’s vent is cleaned you will notice clothes dry faster, so you can finish your laundry more quickly and get back to enjoying your day.
Eliminate Health Risks – Dryer vents that are clogged do not allow for the proper ventilation of carbon monoxide, a poisonous gas. Lint buildup can also lead to the perfect environment for unpleasant and harmful molds to thrive. Dryer vent cleaning from the Carpet Masters will remove clogs, to restore proper airflow to your dryer and prevent dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning and mold growth.
Keep your family safe, save money on utilities, and save time doing laundry. Contact Us for a free estimate and to schedule your dryer vent cleaning service.