Dryer Vent Cleaning A clogged dryer vent can prevent your appliance from performing at its best level - costing you money, and safety. Cleaning your dryer vents on a regular basis greatly reduces safety risk for future fires. Clogged dryer vents can also put home residents in contact with harmful gas fumes. Alpine Air Care helps ensure you that your dryer won’t become a safety hazard due to improper maintenance.
Does Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning? While cleaning the lint trap is routine and necessary, it does not stop a fire from sparking in your dryer vent. For your benefit, MHS has outlined things that you can look out for to know if your dryer vent needs proper cleaning. You do not want to put the people in your house at risk when you can do something to prevent harm to you, your loved ones, and your home. There are signs that you can use to know if it is time to clean your dryer vent:
- Clothes are not totally dry after a drying cycle. - There is an odd odor in the clothing following the drying cycle. - Clothing appears hot to the touch after the drying cycle. - The dryer vent hood flap is not accessible during the operation of the dryer. - It has been over a year since the last dryer vent service. - Obvious debris inside the outer dryer vent opening. - The drying period takes extra time (more than 35 to 40 minutes). - There is an abundant heat present in the room where the dryer is being operated. - There are copious amounts of lint accumulated in the lint trap for the dryer during operation. - There is an unmistakable sign of lint particles and debris around the lint filter for the dryer. - There is an excessive odor protruding from dryer sheets that are used during the drying cycle.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning Dryers are responsible for over 15,000 building fires year-round. The primary reason of these fires is the failure to clean and maintain the dryer vent. A clogged dryer vent forces the dryer to work hardersince there is reduced or restricted air flow, which can increase the interior temperature of the dryer, cause thermostat failure, uses a lot of energy, diminish the life span of your appliance, and worst case scenario - get so hot that it causes a fire in your home.
Removing clogs from dryer vents is beneficiary as it improves fire safety, decreases utility bills, and reduces the potential for mold development. Another considerable benefit includes avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning, in addition to preserving your clothing and reducing drying time.
We use a system of professional tools and processes to eliminate clogs. With Alpine Air Care, your dryer can last longer and perform properly without needing a multitude of repairs, letting your clothes dry sooner and more evenly with less lint left on them.
Yep, this is what just one of the dryer vents we cleaned looks like!
Alpine Air Care's Cleaning Method Cleaning your dryer vents is the best way to help your clothes dry faster and to reduce energy usage. A blocked dryer vent can proceed to longer cycles to dry clothes and can be a secreted fire hazard. At Alpine Air Care, we help you conserve energy and keep your home and your family is safe. We’ve mentioned before that you should clean the lint screen inside of your dryer regularly as well as have your dryer vent cleaned. But, be sure to keep an eye on how long it takes your clothes to dry properly. Making your dryer run longer is not only a sign of your vent requiring cleaning, but can also reflect how it affects your monthly energy bills negatively.
Dryers should be inspected and cleaned professionally at least yearly. We clear away any obstructions from your dryer vents to ensure proper airflow through the venting system and can help you save on your next bill. Our services include:
At Alpine Air Care, we have experienced, qualified professionals clean your system. We are familiar with each make and model of dryers to know how to successfully clean the interior components of any dryer duct. We prepare to clean by looking for an outside dryer vent cap (which can be detached), and then our skilled professionals insert a long vacuum tube and snake brush into the ventilation pipe to clean your ventilation system. The vacuum extricates anything that is causing blockages inside the vent. Our experts also get all the nooks and crannies of the ventilation pipe to reach all problematic areas that are likely to quickly build up with lint and other particles. Once cleaning and maintenance is done, we perform analytical testing to determine the amount of pressure propelled within the vent, the quantity of gases that may emit into the home, and report present and unwanted holes within the ventilation pipe.
Keeping Up Dryer Vent Maintenance Did you know that the U.S. Fire Administration recommends that homeowners have their residential dryer vents cleaned at least once yearly so that excessive debris does not build up within the ventilation pipes causing risks such as structural fires or gas leaks into the home and large energy usage for running the dryer. It is also suggested that if you frequently use your dryer throughout the week (more than two times a week), routine cleaning service should be requested. There are things homeowners can do to diminish the amount of build up within the dryer ventilation in between these cleaning services:
· Use dryer sheets conservatively as deposit from dryer sheets can clog your dryer's lint filter. · Try to operate dryers between rests of 30 to 40 minutes per loads of laundry so there is more air circulation within the dryer and to prevent less lint build up. · Hang larger and heavier clothing items outside to line dry when you can. · Clean around the outside of your dryer vents using a small commercial vacuum to perform minimal service. Also vacuum to clean the inside of the dryer around the lint trap and to remove debris and lint stuck there. · Prevent vent obstructions and make sure that debris can exit by keeping the outside ventilation opening covered with a ventilation cap.
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