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A Clean Dryer Vent Is a Safe Home

Why Clean Your Dryer Vent

Dryer duct and vent cleaning are essential pieces to remember when we talk about in-home duct cleaning and maintenance. When we refer to the dryer vent, we are referencing the tube that runs from the dryer to the outside of the house. A buildup of lint in the dryer tube can hinder airflow. Cleaning your dryer vent improves the efficiency of your dryer by removing lint and allowing increased airflow. Clothes will dry faster and you use less energy. When lint builds up in a dryer vent, you have an increased risk of fire, so cleaning it out is very important to your family’s safety.

Increase Efficiency of Dryer

Clothes Dry Faster

Reduce Risk of Fire

PotentialHAZARDSTo A Clogged Dryer Vent

There are many hazards associated with a dryer vent that has not been cleaned and is clogged. The dryer vent’s job is to allow warm or hot air along with moisture to escape from the dryer while it is running and to do the job of drying clothes. If there is a large amount of lint and dust built up in the vent, either inside or outside the home, this will impair the machine from doing its job correctly. 

Numerous risks happen if the vents aren’t cleaned properly and regularly. The most significant danger is fire. If your dryer vent gets clogged and is filled with lint, the risk of fire more than triples compared to a clean and correctly functioning dryer vent. With a clogged vent, the appliance will have to work harder to exhaust the warm moist air out of the home. During the process, the dryer will be using more energy trying to push the hot air out of the pipe that is clogged with lint. These are the perfect conditions for a fire to ignite. The only way to overt these dangers is to clean your dryer vent. The only way to ensure that the vent is completely and thoroughly cleaned is to get it done by a professional.

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Why Hire a Professional: Professional dryer vent cleaning V.S. DIY 

There are many do it yourself vent cleaning kits on the market. Most of the kits on the market consist of a long flexible brush that you connect to an electric drill. The brush then spins and you insert it into the vent to clean up excess lint and build up. The DIY kit for at-home use can be cheaply made and the brushes can break or snap, leaving part of the brush inside the vent. The brushes included in the at-home kits are frequently not long enough to thoroughly clean the entire vent. In this case, it leaves behind lint and buildup that could cause a fire. Lastly, with many of the do it yourself kits, you can damage your dryer vent if you do not know what you are doing or what you are looking for when cleaning. When hiring a professional vent cleaner, they have the correct brushes and equipment to quickly, safely and thoroughly clean your dryer vent. The vacuum system will carefully remove all lint and dust and prevent it from entering your home. The brushes and compressed air tools that are used will reach the entire length of vents, ensuring that all lint and debris are removed. Hiring a professional to clean your dryer vents ensures that cleaning and inspecting are done correctly and safely to prevent lint buildup that could cause fires.  

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Dryer Vent Cleaning Process

Our first step is to locate the outside dryer vent, turn on the dryer, and assess the current airflow. 

 Our professional technicians use compressed air tools and rotating brushes to thoroughly clean out the entire length of the dryer vent. This may be done from the outside or the inside, or a combination of both.

Once cleaned, the technician will assess the airflow again to see that it has improved. They will also clean up any mess created, inside or out.