Dryer Vent Cleaning and Repair
Have you ever heard a news report about a dryer sparking a dangerous house fire? Most homes have dryers, but most homeowners are unaware of the potential fire hazards. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently reported that thousands of fires are sparked by clogged dryer vents– averaging close to 15,000 cases each year!
Heavy dryer use can cause lint build-up in the dryer tube. Excessive lint in the dryer tube is a hazard—rising heat can cause excessive lint to catch fire. In these cases, cleaning the lint filter is not enough. To prevent a fire hazard, maintenance and cleaning of your dryer vent is essential.
Over time, too, excessive lint can reduce air flow, increasing drying time and energy usage.
On your own, you can take a few steps. First, make sure a flexible metal is used to connect your dryer and the duct. You should check this connection periodically to make sure it is not damaged or torn. Secondly, make sure your dryer’s air flow is strong and hot. Finally, we recommend a dryer vent cleaning performed yearly by a professional with the right equipment.
The cleaning will run from the dryer to the exit point of the dryer tube. After cleaning, our technicians will guarantee strong air and appropriate heat distribution. Finally, we will leave you with day-to-day maintenance tips.
Like most busy San Diego residents cleaning a dryer vent is the last thing on your busy schedule. The vent is behind the dryer, out of sight and out of mind.
But there are dryer vent warning signs that you may have noticed which indicates lint accumulation in the vent and restricted air flow!
Indications that your dryer vent needs to be inspected and cleaned by a professional to prevent a lint fire and increase the efficiency of your dryer:
- Your dryer is still producing heat, but it takes longer and longer to get your clothes dry.
- Clothes are still damp or hotter than usual at the end of the drying cycle.
- Your clothes dryer is hot to the touch.