Dryer Vent Cleaning in Raleigh, Charlotte & Atlanta

Regular dryer vent cleaning is crucial for a safe home. Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety provides a thorough dryer vent cleaning service to help you maintain proper airflow, prevent fires and lower your energy bills.

Owned and Operated by Firefighters

Each of our technicians is an experienced firefighter or has been one in the past, so we have the skills and training to ensure your dryer system is in the safest condition possible. Trust our expert dryer vent technicians to keep your dryer vents in top shape.

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Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety’s Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

Smoke Alert offers expert dryer vent cleaning. You can trust us with your dryer’s ventilation system because we offer the following benefits:

Whole-System Cleaning

At Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety, we provide you with a whole-system cleaning when you schedule our roof dryer vent cleaning service. One of our CDETs (Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician) will clean your dryer’s entire exhaust system, increasing safety. The technician will move the dryer away from the wall so that they can easily access and remove the transition duct. They then clean the whole system, from the transition duct to the ductwork’s terminal cap outside your home.

Powerful Tools and Equipment

We perform cleaning using a high-powered HEPA vacuum and professional cleaning brushes. We attach the HEPA vacuum to the duct and brush lint and debris from the entire ductwork system toward the vacuum while it suctions.

Cap Cleaning and Dryer Operation Check

After removing the lint and debris, we clean the dryer’s pest guard and terminal cap outside. We also ensure the terminal cap opens and closes properly. If you lack these components or have a defective terminal cap or pest guard, we can install one during the cleaning service.

After cleaning, we return the dryer to its appropriate place and reconnect it to the ductwork. Finally, we operate the dryer to ensure it exhausts properly. We also provide air speed readings before and after the cleaning, so you can see the difference a dryer vent cleaning actually makes.

Inspection and Vent Replacement When Necessary

Our services come with a free home fire safety check because we are dedicated to keeping your home as safe as possible. We thoroughly inspect your home, notify you of potential fire hazards and offer reliable solutions. If your dryer vent is old, damaged or compromised in any way, we can install a new, highly durable one.

Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Routine dryer vent cleaning is an essential part of proper dryer maintenance because grime and debris in the machine’s vent pose a significant fire risk. Your dryer’s built-in filter only catches some of the dust and lint that your machine expels, and excess lint can accumulate gradually and cause complications. Professional dryer vent cleaning offers the following benefits:

A Safer and Healthier Home

You can improve your home’s safety significantly with regular dryer vent cleaning. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 15,500 dryer-related fires occur annually, resulting in multiple deaths and injuries and high property damage costs. Approximately one-third of those fires occur due to poor cleaning and maintenance work.  Certified dryer vent cleaning reduces the risk of fire, increasing your home’s overall safety.
Regular cleaning can also help increase your indoor air quality. If your dryer vent clogs and hinders proper ventilation, carbon monoxide may enter your home, compromising your family’s health. Scheduling routine cleanings removes and prevents clogs to maintain proper airflow.

Increased Efficiency

Since a clean dryer vent maintains adequate airflow, it enables your dryer to operate efficiently. Proper airflow is necessary for removing moisture from clothes, so your laundry can dry faster when you keep your vents clean. This may also help you lower your energy bills because you can run your dryer less often.

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How Often Should I Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning?

We recommend that you have your dryer vent cleaned by a professional at least once a year, but more frequent cleaning may be necessary if your dryer accumulates significant amounts of lint. You should also remove lint from your dryer after each use, check your vent for buildup regularly and remove grime when you notice it.

Signs You Need to Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

You should schedule dryer exhaust vent cleaning if you notice any of the following signs:

1. Increased Drying Time and Energy Costs

A clogged dryer vent restricts airflow in your dryer, trapping moist air and preventing your clothes from drying effectively. If your clothes are still wet after cleaning the filter and running them through a complete cycle, it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned.

If your dryer vent is clogged and you have to run your dryer more often than usual, your energy expenditures will skyrocket. When your energy bill seems higher than normal, your dryer vent may be to blame.

2. Burning Smell

If you notice a burning odor when you operate your dryer, lint is most likely the cause. Accumulated debris and lint can create a fire hazard because they’re flammable.

3. Dryer Lint Buildup

Without annual cleaning and inspection, dryer vents can become clogged with lint buildup. If you notice lint around your dryer’s opening, on your vent pipe or on your home’s exterior, you should schedule a vent cleaning.

It’s also important to consider how much lint your laundry produces. Thick and heavy items, such as bedsheets and towels, generate more dirt particles, causing the dryer vent to jam up quickly. So, if your laundry consists of bulky clothing, it is recommended that you clean your dryer vent multiple times a year. You should also schedule cleaning several times a year if you purchase new clothes regularly because studies show that new clothes emit more dirt and grime than older clothes.

4. Hot External Dryer Surface

When the dryer exhausts inadequately, its surfaces may feel hot when you touch them after a cycle. If you notice the top of your dryer or your dryer’s door is hot when you touch it or open it, you should schedule vent cleaning services.

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Keep Your Dryer Vent Clean With Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety’s Service

Keeping your dryer vent, hose and exhaust clean is crucial. Smoke Alert offers an expert vent cleaning service to ensure your vent is clear of lint, grime and debris. We thoroughly clean and inspect your vent’s components to prevent fire hazards and increase its longevity. Contact us to schedule vent cleaning or learn more about our services.

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    Clothes dryers are a major source of structural fires. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 15,500 dryer fire occur annually resulting in an average of 10 deaths, 310 injuries and over $80 million in property damage. Failure to clean your dryer may put your home at an increased risk of serious damage. If your dryer vent hasn’t been cleaned in awhile, please contact us today.