Dryer Vent cleaning
WHY CLEAN DRYER VENTS?
- Lint is highly combustible, and build-up creates an extreme fire hazard
- Increase the lifespan of your appliance
- Decrease energy costs
- Decrease drying time
- Save on maintenance costs
Many homes and condominium complexes have a 20′ to 45′ vent pipe that is installed behind walls and ceilings, which is difficult and costly to remove and replace. Ordering a duct cleaning every once in a while will be cheaper in the long run and safer for you and your family.
Few people realize that dryer vent duct cleaning both reduces the risk of a dryer vent fire and improves the efficiency of the dryer. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, estimates 15,500 dryer fires annually, with 10 deaths, 10 injuries, and many additional cases of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with improper maintenance of dryer vents. In almost all cases, injuries and death can be prevented with regular dryer vent cleanings. Is not cleaning your dryer vent a risk you are willing to take?
Why Dryer Vent Fires Occur?
In today’s homes, dryer vents are stretched over longer distances, creating more surface area for lint to gather. Although dryers are equipped with lint traps, a significant amount of lint is not caught by the trap, and instead builds up inside the dryer. This will also cause your dryer to take much longer than necessary to dry loads, using more time, energy, and electricity. Finally, many dryers are installed improperly, crushing the vent against the wall. The cumulative effect of reduced air-flow and the resulting lint buildup prevents the dryer from drying at a normal rate and drastically increases the chance of fire.
Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important?
According to the Fire Department, your dryer vent exhaust duct should be professionally cleaned about once to twice a year. Not only does it ensure the safety of your family and your home, but also saving you time and money on repair and energy bills.
How does AAA Duct Cleaning perform Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Our company performs dryer vent cleaning using powerful brush tools. Our tools will blast through even the most compacted debris. We even provide special services for bird nest removal. In fact, if you have had problems with birds entering the dryer vent duct, inquire about bird guard installation. Depending on the severity of the clog, the length of the dryer duct and the height of the outlet, the average cleaning lasts approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Nest removal is an extra charge. Please note, we can perform a dryer vent cleaning only if it is accessible from inside and outside the house and can be reached with a 25 foot ladder. If your vent goes through the attic we would be able to clean it as well.