When To Clean Your Dryer Vent
Since you spent hundreds of dollars to purchase your dryer, you do all you can to make sure it is working properly. At least, you think you do all you can. If you are not paying attention to your dryer vent and making sure it is maintained, this overlooked aspect of dryer maintenance can lead to such problems as clothes not getting dried after one cycle, your dryer breaking down, or possibly even your home being set ablaze by a dryer fire. As you can see, it's vital to know when and how to have regular dryer vent maintenance performed, which is when it's best to call on us here at Pro-Duct Cleaners.
How to Tell it's Time to Have Your Dryer Exhaust Cleaned
When you have a dryer vent clog, certain signs will begin to show themselves on a regular basis. To begin with, your clothes will rarely get completely dry after just one cycle and may start to have a musty smell about them upon being removed from the dryer. Also, you'll start to notice an unusually large amount of lint inside the lint trap, and your clothes will feel much too hot after they have dried. Other signs that indicate dirty dryer vents include your laundry room feeling very hot while the dryer is running, visible debris inside the dryer vent, and your dryer sheets giving off an odor that is much stronger than usual.
Can't I Just Clean the Dryer Vent Myself?
Sure, you can clean your dryer vent yourself. In fact, we here at Pro-Duct Cleaners recommend you do just that since it will keep your home safer and your dryer running efficiently. However, we also know that since you and most other folks lead very busy lives, regular dryer vent maintenance is something that can easily fall by the wayside. If you want to clean your dryer vent, we recommend you use your vacuum cleaner to suck out any debris accumulated inside the long tube. Also, you should use a snake-like brush that can be inserted into the tube and vent to knock loose any debris that wants to be stubborn. Before you reattach the tube to the vent, try shining a flashlight into the tube to make sure no other clogs remain.
What Can I Expect from Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning?
While you may be able to clean your own dryer vents, we at Pro-Duct Cleaners believe our services offer many advantages to our customers. First, we have years of experience performing dryer vent cleaning, and thus know exactly how to spot potential problems. Next, we use state-of-the-art equipment and training to get the job done quickly and efficiently. In most cases, a typical dryer vent cleaning can be completed within no more than two hours.
When performing our dryer vent cleaning services, we remove the outside dryer cap, then use the vacuum and snake brush to dislodge and remove debris. When doing so, we pay close attention to the bends and elbows in your dryer vent and tube, since these areas are where most debris accumulate.
Before we leave, our technician will also often perform a diagnostic test to measure not only how much pressure is going through your dryer vent but also to measure if any harmful gases such as carbon monoxide are backing up into your home. By performing these tests, we can determine if your vent or dryer has any damage that needs to be repaired, giving you the peace of mind you deserve.
How Often Do I Need Dryer Vent Cleaning Services?
Here at Pro-Duct Cleaners, it is our professional opinion that dryer vents should be cleaned at least once annually. By doing so, can significantly reduce the chances of clogs forming that could lead to disastrous results. Believe it or not, over 3,000 dryer fires happen each year in the U.S., leading to more than $35 million in property damage and hundreds of injuries and deaths.
Are There Other Benefits to Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Once you commit to getting your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis, we here at Pro-Duct Cleaners can assure you it won't be long until you are reaping numerous benefits from making this smart decision.
To begin with, you'll no longer have to worry about having to run your clothes through cycle after cycle to get them dry. In doing so, you'll be taking a big step toward reducing your energy bill. This in turn will also benefit your dryer, since it won't have to work overtime to get the job done, meaning it will need fewer repairs and last for a long time.
Of course, the biggest benefit you'll gain from professional dryer vent cleaning is the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your family are safe. After all, rather than worry if a deadly fire may erupt from your dryer vent each time you do laundry, you can put the clothes in your dryer and go about completing other important tasks.
Contact Us Today
If you'd rather spend your free time with family and friends instead of trying to get your dryer vent cleaned on a weekend, contact us today at Pro-Duct Cleaners. For a professional dryer vent cleaning job that will be done quickly and at a price you can afford, call us at 832-944-9738 to schedule an appointment and get a free estimate.