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. You can trust our technicians to keep your dryer vents in top shape.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Smoke Alert Home Fire Safety’s Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
Smoke Alert offers expert dryer vent cleaning. 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. You can trust us with your dryer’s ventilation system because we offer the following benefits:
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.
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.Schedule Appointment
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.
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.