The dryer is an appliance found in almost every home and we use it weekly if not daily. Its main purpose is to take the heat and moisture out of your clothes, then to exhaust it through a vent to the outside. Dryers can be vented long distances and generally installed with bends. This creates more places where lint can collect and birds can nest. The last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your dryer vent.
Prevent Dryer Vent Fires
Get your dryer vent cleaned annually
Possible Dirty Dryer Vent Problems Include:
Appliance Efficiency – A dirty vent waste energy, time, and money. Because the dryer will run longer than necessary.
Wear and Tear – A Dryer taking twice as long to dry clothes will cut its lifetime in half and lead to expensive repairs.
Carbon Monoxide – Gas dryers that are not exhausting correctly can cause carbon monoxide back up into the home.
Obstructions – We have found nesting, dryer sheets, and pieces of clothes; along with lint so thick it blocks the vent.
Fire and Property Damage – Your dryer and/or vent can ignite as a result of overheating and over worked safety controls.
We have the solution for you
Our service will give you the peace of mind you deserve. We offer No Mess Cleaning with our state-of-the-art equipment and tools. A dryer vent cleaning includes a visual inspection to make sure it is visibly sound. The Consumer Product Safety Commission released a safety report called Overheated Clothes Dryers Can Cause Fires. It states in the report to “check the dryer vent and exhaust vent periodically to ensure that exhaust air is escaping.” Make dryer vent examinations with Arizona Chimney & Air Ducts a regular part of your home maintenance. For the safety of you and your family, Contact us today to schedule your cleaning and inspection.
How often should I clean my dryer vents?
The Chimney Safety Institute “recommends a annual inspection to ensure efficient operation of your clothes dryer system.” The Consumer Product Safety Commission states in their report to “check the dryer vent and exhaust vent periodically to ensure that exhaust air is escaping.”
Every vent is installed differently; it can depend on the length of your vent, how many turns and how often the dryer is used every week. Always watch for these warning signs, your dryer getting hotter than normal, clothes taking longer to dry, and if the dryer is cutting off before the clothes are dry.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!
How do you get all the lint out of the dryer vent?
There are several different applications depending on how your dryer is situated. The most common technique is with the help of the blower motor we use very flexible extension rods with a bristle brush on the end. The rods will easily navigate several 90 degree turns in your vent line.
This is on a rotor system so the spin action of the brush really gives the vent a thorough cleaning. The technician will move the rod/brush in and out repeatedly until the vent is clear of lint and obstructions.
The most common way is done from the outside which keeps your home spotless. This is an extremely effective method to give your dryer vent a clearer passage for the moist hot air to move through.
Can you replace the old worn out hose behind my dryer?
Yes we can! We often see the white vinyl vent coming out the back of dryers we service. This type of vent pipe is very highly flammable and causes dangerous fumes when burning.
Our trucks are equipped to completely replace an old unsafe dryer flex hose with a commercial grade flex hose where needed in most cases.
What areas in Arizona do you service?
We provide valley wide service in the Greater Phoenix Area. If you live in the far outer areas, your area could be serviced only seasonally and with a possible trip charge. Please call to confirm.