Is it Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent?
It’s easy to forget there are more parts to your dryer than what you can see. Clean the lint trap and that’s all there is to it, right? Not so fast. The lint trap doesn’t actually catch all of the lint. When your dryer removes moisture and hot air, it travels through a vent and outside your home. Wet lint travels through these vents and gets stuck to the walls and opening. This can cause a serious hazard. With regular dryer vent cleaning of their Peoria dryers, residents who choose Sunrise Mechanical Inc are choosing a safer home for themselves and their family.
How does lint get into a dryer vent?
Drying clothing produces steam and hot air. This is directed through an exit vent that typically runs towards the rear or side of a building. Lint builds up over time, and just like it catches to clothing, pieces of lint will catch on one another. These are responsible for two serious problems: Inefficient performance, and fire hazards.
Why should I have my dryer vents cleaned?
- Financial savings: Clogged dryers do not run efficiently. They have to work harder to provide the same level of drying that a clean unit can. This increases energy needs. Added costs due to vent clogs can reach as high as $24 dollars a month. That’s in addition to increased dryer wear, forcing you to buy a new unit sooner than expected.
- Reduce fire hazards: According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are roughly 29,000 clothing dryer fires every single year. These cause in excess of $35 million in property damage, 100 injuries, and as many as 5 deaths. Dryer and dryer vent cleaning is the first and best drying-related fire safety measure you can take. We make it easy, and affordable.
In order to thoroughly clean newer vents we often use specialized equipment. It may seem like your vents are clean after doing it by hand, but deeper areas are likely still lint clogged. These can be incredibly dangerous. If a clog blocks your entire air flow it can cause your dryer to overheat or start a fire.
Frequently Asked Dryer Vent Questions
How often should I have my vents cleaned?
The minimum number of times you should have your vents inspected and cleaned is once a year.
Many homeowners with families that dry multiple loads of laundry in a week choose to have their vents cleaned as many as 3 times.
What can I do at home to keep my dryer vents clean?
The most important thing you can do is to regularly clean your lint trap. This will keep it from clogging and forcing fibers into your vents. Make sure the area around the dryer is free of lint and debris as well.
How long does dryer vent cleaning take?
On average, dryer vent cleaning can be accomplished in as little as an hour from start to finish.
This can vary slightly based on how dirty your vents are and how difficult they are to access.
What makes our dryer vent cleaning services so effective?
We use commercial-grade dryer cleaning equipment.
Using the right tools makes all the difference. Dryer vents are laid out according to the layout of a home. They don’t always take a straight path, and bends can create lint buildup choke points. Our equipment adapts to vents and removes lint wherever it is. When our vent cleaners are finished, your vents are safe, clean, and working effectively.
Our vent cleaning technicians safely clean your vents.
Our technicians are trained and certified in safe and effective lint removal methods. They can efficiently clean without risking vent or insulation damage. We always start with an inspection, this allows us to determine if cleaning is necessary. We consult with you before we start work. If you have any questions we’re happy to answer them and will let you know if we find additional problem areas.
Contact us for dryer vent cleaning today!
Dryer vents should be cleaned once a year. It’s the easiest way to protect your home, protect your dryer, and protect your wallet. For dryer vent cleaning in Peoria AZ call or contact us today. Peace of mind is just a phone call away.