This is often overlooked because it is out of sight. Did you know that on average, there are 15,000 home fires a year due to Dryer Vents? FEMA recommends that your vent should be inspected regularly in order to prevent fires. Angie’s List also says that it keeps your dryer running efficiently. This will prolong the life of your dryer unit. When a Vent is clogged, it is estimated that a homeowner will pay an extra $18 to $25 in electrical bills each month. That can quickly add up to $300 a year. We can give you ease of mind for a fraction of the cost.
Here are common signs that you are due for a cleaning:
- It’s been longer than a year since the last cleaning
- Clothes take longer than 30-45 minutes to dry
- Clothes smell musty
- Lint and debris is collecting outside the vent
- You feel excess heat when the dryer is left open
- The vent flap isn’t functioning correctly
- The Lint trap collects an unusual amount of lint and debris
- Clothes are unusually hot to the touch
The cleaning process:
- We start by using a nylon brush to clean the lint trap.
- Then we check the overall condition of transition duct.
- A special fitting is attached to the duct with a brush and vacuum.
- The brush is ran through the entire vent system while the high powered vacuum sucks out any debris.
- The outside of the dryer vent opening is checked.
- Lastly, everything is reconnected and tested to ensure safety and the proper functioning of the dryer.