Dryer Vent Cleaning
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Prevents Fires and Improves Laundry Drying Speeds
USA Pro-Vac provides comprehensive and highly effective dryer vent cleaning that removes dust, dirt, fibers, lint, and debris from your ventilation systems.
Allowing unwanted dust and lint to build up in your ventilation system can not only lead to fires, but it can increase your energy costs and the time it takes to dry your laundry.
How often should I be getting my dryer vents cleaned?
There are a number of factors that determine how often you should have your dryer vents clean. For example, dryers that have better blowing power, such as full size dryers, cause less lint to build up. Vents with a lot of elbows, twists, and turns cause more lint to built up. Depending on these and other factors, we recommend dryer vent cleaning every 1 to 2 years.
Are dirty vents a hazard?
A plugged vent will certainly cause a dryer to run hotter and increase the chance that something could catch fire. A dirty vent, however, is only one link in a chain of events that must occur for a fire to start. Other events may include: failure of thermostat and limit switches in the dryer, lint inside the dryer, a missing or damaged lint screen, and a crushed hose behind the dryer. Some of our competitors employ "scare tactics" and reprint newspaper articles about fires caused by dryers. Though fire hazards may be exaggerated, many fire departments and insurance companies do require that dryer vents be inspected and cleaned regularly.
How do we clean dryer vents?
There are two types of cleaning service; routine cleaning and problem cleaning.
Applied to all customers that maintain a regular cleaning schedule to clean the dryer vent. All dryer vents are cleaned from the outside using a high pressure, compressed air tool called a jet-snake. The jet-snake shoots down the vent like a rocket, blasting loose lint, debris, and nests, sending it to the outside. It will normally turn 2 or 3 corners, cleaning to the flexible hose behind the dryer. No lint enters the dryer or residence.
Performed when an individual dryer is not drying clothes fast enough. We disconnect and pull the dryer out, whatever it takes to get the vent clean! This happens when the dryer vent has never been cleaned.
Dryer vent fires happen when you least expect them, don't let this happen to you! Contact USA Pro-Vac today to request a free estimate or more information on the importance of dryer vent cleaning.