Dryer Vent cleaning
In addition to air duct cleaning, we are also clean dryer vents. Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned regularly not only saves you money in energy efficiency, it can help prevent a dryer fire in your home.
WHY CLEAN DRYER VENTS?
- Lint build-up creates an extreme fire hazard.
- Blocked vents cause the dryer to work harder which shortens the life of the appliance.
- Cleaning a blocked or restricted vent system reduces drying time which increases the efficiency of the dryer.
- Reducing the drying time of the dryer saves money on utility bills and also on repair cost.
WHY NOT JUST REPLACE THE VENT?
Because many homes don’t have a short 5' to 10' section of vent running from the dryer to the basement window. Many homes and condominium complexes have a 20' to 50' vent pipe that is installed behind walls and ceilings. Most of which have 2 or 3 bends. It is not possible to replace these vents. Also, many homeowners do not feel comfortable replacing the vent themselves or can’t physically do it. Another important point is that even if the vent is replaced, it is equally important to properly remove lint build-up from within the dryer and also around the dryer.
Dryer vent cleaning is important for both safety and economic reasons. Few people realize that dryer vent duct cleaning significantly reduces the risk of a dryer vent fire and improves the efficiency of the dryer, thereby lowering utility costs. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, 10 injuries, and cases of carbon monoxide poisoning associated with improper maintenance of dryer vents. The financial costs come to nearly $100,000,000 per year. In many cases, injuries and death can be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning. Is not cleaning your dryer vent a risk you are willing to take?
Why Dryer Vent Fires Occur?
In today's homes, dryer vents tend to be vented longer distances, creating more places 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. In addition to creating a fire hazard, if your dryer vent duct is too long or has too many bends, it will cause your dryer to take much longer than necessary to dry loads, using more energy and electricity. Finally, inadequate clearance space between the dryer and the wall can cause the dryer to work inefficiently.
Many people create problems by putting their dryer against the wall crushing the venting material in the process. The cumulative effect of reduced air-flow and the resulting lint buildup prevent the dryer from drying at a normal rate and risk causing a fire.
Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important?
According to the Fire Department, your dryer vent exhaust duct should be professionally cleaned once to twice a year. Not only does dryer vent cleaning help ensure the safety of your family and your home, but economically, dryer vent cleaning can result in improved efficiency of the washer/dryer. This improved efficiency helps cut down on the cost and energy spent operating the dryer, perhaps extending the dryer's useful life.
How AAA Duct Cleaning performs Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Our company performs dryer vent cleaning using powerful brush tools . Our tools will blast through even the most compact debris, including layers of bird's nests (additional service required to be performed when bird’s nest exist) . In fact, if you have had problems with birds entering the dryer vent duct and creating nests inquire about a bird guard. 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.
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December 7, 2015 — Rated 10 out of 10 by Joe Deane - Owings Mills, MDProfessional, friendly technicians. Took care of the concerns we had. Even corrected issues concerning the installation of our dryer vents. Very pleased with the service.
December 10, 2015 — Rated 10 out of 10 by M. Rahman Khan – Manassas, VADenis did a great job at clean my dryer vent they worked efficiently and effectively. Best of all my cloths are drying in a third of the time.
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December 17, 2015 — Rated 10 out of 10 by Sam – Woodbridge, VADenis explained the whole process and all charges upfront so for me it was a best experience ever, I hate surprises by the end. Will use American Duct cleaning again in couple years . Thanks!
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