Why should I have my dryer vents cleaned?
Lint is highly flammable and, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, accounts for over 15,000 dryer vent fires a year!
How will I know if my dryer vent needs cleaning?
Is it taking you 2-3 cycles to dry your clothes? Is your dryer overheating and shutting off? (some newer dryers have a safety switch that activates when the dryer overheats.) Are your towels still wet after one drying cycle? Do you notice a lot of lint at or near the other end of the vent from the dryer? If you answered yes to any of these, you need your dryer vent cleaned.
How important is it to clean my lint trap?
The lint trap is a filter that helps prevent lint from getting down inside your dryer. Clean the lint out after every load of laundry is dried. Lint inside of a dryer is the main cause of a dryer overheating and starting a fire. This can quickly spread up the vent because lint is extremely flammable.
Can I let my dryer vent into my basement?
No. This is not recommended. Lint can be pulled into your furnace or water heater. A lot of moisture is vented out of a clothes dryer and can cause mold and mildew problems for you.
Can I use the flexible plastic vent connector to vent my dryer?
Plastic vent is a potential fire hazard. It collects lint easily and crushes readily. Rigid or flexible metal pipe is much better and safer.
I have a new home. My contractor built in the dryer vent and covered it in the wall and ceiling. How will you clean that?
We have special air cleaning tools, brushes, and rotary cleaning equipment to clean most dryer vent systems. We have testing equipment to make sure there are no separations in the vent inside a concealed area.er.
Should I turn my clothes dryer off when I leave the house?
Yes! You would never leave your iron plugged in because it’s a potential fire hazard. It’s the same with your dryer.