Dryer Vent Cleaning
The dryer in your home gets a workout keeping your laundry dry, without it you can be waiting a long time for things to dry, and there's no comparison of that soft feeling your clothes feel after drying in the dryer rather than the line. The more you use your dryer though, the more build-up of lint you get trapped in your vents. Most modern dryers feature a lint trap that should be regularly cleaned out, but they only act to help limit the amount of lint getting through rather than prevent it altogether. As your vents slowly collect lint their performance gradually drops, and the fire risk raises at the same rate. Keep your dryer working well and operating safely with a clean of your dryer vents.
The Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
Depending on the layout of your laundry and how your dryer is placed and configured the dryer vent can actually sometimes be quite difficult to get to, being plumbed inside the wall in hard to reach spots. We use special equipment that involves brushing the inside of your dryer vents while vacuuming the dust and lint that has built up inside it over the years. This can be done with minimal upset of your laundry and can only take moments to get a perfect result.
The Benefits From a Clean Dryer Vent
When your dryer vents get blocked up they start to create a fire hazard, the heat from the dryer passing through the lint can cause them to spark a flame and cause disastrous consequences in your home. Cleaning out your blocked up dryer vents helps to reduce this risk drastically and can even improve the performance of the dryer during its risk, limiting drying times and saving you money on your power bill, cleaning your dryer vent is a job that can even pay for itself!
How Often Should You Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned?
As the risks of damage to your home can be quite high, you want to be certain that the right respect and attention is given to having clean dryer vents. We recommend having them inspected and cleaned every 6-12 months depending on how frequently you use the appliance. This can be done by yourself, but obviously having a professional with proper equipment come and do it for you not only saves you the effort of doing it yourself but also gets the job done quicker and with significantly much less hassle.
The Performance of Your Dryer After Cleaning
A clean dryer vent doesn't just mean less risk of fires in your home (a fairly important aspect if you ask us), but it also means that your dryer is running better, less built up lint means the air flows smoother and faster through the vent, speeding up the drying process of your clothes and subsequently costing you less on your power bill as the dryer is working less to dry your clothes, what better reason do you need to have your dryer vents cleaned?