Why get my dryer vent cleaned?
- Dryer vent fires are the #1 fire hazard in your home, responsible for over 15,000 annual fires in the U.S., according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. When the dryer vent fills with lint that escapes the lint trap, a fire can spark at any time. Lint is an ideal fire-starter, and the reduced air flow and heat provide the perfect conditions for a house fire.
- A clean dryer is more efficient, saving you money on your energy bill. You can save about $25 a month by maintaining your dryer periodically.
- A build-up of moist lint can breed molds that sicken your entire family.
- If your dryer is gas-operated, an unclean dryer leaves you at risk for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks.
How do I know if it’s time to get my dryer vent cleaned?
The vent, exhaust duct, and other places need to be professionally cleaned at least biannually, or up to four times a year if you use your dryer several times a week.
Look for the signs! Does it take a long time to dry your clothes, or do they emerge unusually warm? Is the laundry room humid or hot? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, call us immediately.
Who needs this service?
Everyone with a dryer needs this service! Dryers located on inside walls or 2nd floors are especially prone to lint buildup, since they have to be vented farther, sometimes 50 feet or more.
At AirDuct Specialists, we clean out hundreds of dryer vents every year. We have the tools to clean the dryer vent correctly. Whether it is piped in hard pipe or flexible, we know the right way. We trace the lint’s path outside and clean from the outside in. Our goal is a clean line and no lint in your home. When we’re done, not only is the risk of a house fire reduced, you just might notice that your clothes are drying much faster. That’s your dryer operating more efficiently, which means lower utility bills.