Dryer Vent Cleaning

​The first sign that your dryer vent might need to be cleaned is when a full cycle doesn’t completely dry a reasonably-sized load of laundry. Even if a clogged dryer vent doesn’t catch fire, it is still causing your dryer to function at less-than-optimal efficiency, and may also be increasing your home’s energy consumption. Duct Expert offers dryer vent cleaning services to clear and maintain a safe, functioning dryer.​ With gas dryers, there is also concern of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Since lint and flue gases use the same avenue of exit from the house, a blocked vent can cause CO fumes to back up into the house. Cleaning your dryer vent will keep these fumes that are colorless and odorless out of harm’s way. Low-level CO poisoning mimics flu symptoms (without the fever): headache, weakness, nausea, disorientation and deep fatigue. At higher levels, occupants can fall asleep, lapse into a coma and die.

Signs that it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned:

Duct Expert's dryer vent cleaning service is a very quick and simple fix that will even wind up paying for itself. A clogged dryer vent prolongs your drying time, and your dryer has to work much harder, causing your electric bills to spike. On average, a dryer vent cleaning saves homes $18-24 every month. It depends on the length of the vent and the density of the lint. It is a quick fix for a common problem.

Dryer is still producing heat, but taking longer and longer to dry clothes, especially towels and jeans
Clothes are damp or hotter than usual at the end of the cycle
Outdoor flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on
You’ve recently bought or renovated your home
Airflow in the vent seems low
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning:
Allows your dryer to operate more efficiently, using less energy and saving you money
Helps clothes dry faster—saving time for busy families
Helps preserve clothing, as the life of many fabrics is damaged by excessive high heat
Reduces excess household dust and humidity
Protects your dryer from excess wear and reduced lifespan
Determining Factors Include:
How heavily the dryer is used
How long the vent is and the materials used (shorter vents usually blow better)
The design of the vent (vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint)
Most vents should be cleaned every year. Some dryer vents need attention more often.

Duct Expert uses Abatement HEPA-Aire vent cleaning process — the most efficient cleaning system available today. It utilizes powerful positive and negative airflow along with agitating brushes to reach and clean every crevice of your duct system.

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