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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Get Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Services From the Pros

For most home owners, dryer vent cleaning is rarely part of their home maintenance routines. Not until the dryer vent starts misbehaving and they have to manually deal with the wet laundry.

Dryer vent cleaning is very important. At least do the cleaning once a year. You can also tell it is time to do the cleaning when you notice any of the following signs:

• A burning smell: Do you smell any burning odor when you run your dryer? This could be very dangerous. The smell could be as a result of a lint build up in the drum casing, exhaust pipe or the lint trap. The lint is very flammable and can catch fire when it gets too hot inside the dryer vent. It would therefore be wise to stop using the dryer at this time until it is inspected and cleaned.

• A longer drying time: Another indication that you need to clean your dryer vent is when clothes start to take too much time to dry. At the end of a regular cycle, clothes will not be completely dry. In other cases, a single drying cycle can double or triple in time. These are signs that your dryer vent is clogged by lint. Therefore, clothes will not easily dry because the hot moist air cannot be pushed out as it should.

• A misbehaving vent hood flap: The accumulation of lint can also restrict airflow which will in turn prevent the hood flap from opening. If you notice this, do not ignore it; attend to your dryer vent immediately.

Why dryer vent cleaning is so important

There are many health and safety concerns associated with dirty, clogged dryer vents. Below are some of the reasons why it is critical that you clean your vent;

• To reduce the risk of fire

A clogged dryer vent can be very dangerous. It increases the risk of accidental house fire. Various residential buildings have experienced dryer vent fires that ended up resulting in property loss and even death. Lint is the dangerous undermining factor. It is highly flammable and can ignite once the dryer starts overheating. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to a burning house!

Moreover, a clogged dyer vent can release poisonous gas fumes such as carbon monoxide that are known to cause deaths.

• To reduce energy costs

Dryer vent cleaning will help you save energy and money. Having to dry a simple load of clothes in more than one cycle is just expensive. A clogged dryer vent eats up a lot of energy. This is because hot air will not move efficiently in the dryer and that will cause a shoot up in the electricity bills. Do yourself a favor and hire a professional cleaner to prevent these expenses.

• To prolong the life span of your dryer

With lint accumulation, the dryer vent itself stands to suffer. Overheating due to clogging can wear out crucial components of the dryer. Then you will find yourself with serious repair expenses or you will have to buy a new dryer altogether.

• To protect your clothes

If you are not quick to clean your dyer vent, your clothes will be damaged. They will start shrinking or some fabrics will be damaged by heat.

To keep the dryer vent clean;

• Clean the lint filter after every dryer use

• Use a vacuum attachment or lint brush to remove accumulated lint

• Every three years, have the dryer thoroughly serviced by a qualified professional

Get your dryer vents cleaned today

Contact the ever reliable American Cleaning & Restoration at (918)-461-1280 for professional dryer cleaning services.

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