Dryer vent or duct is very essential to every home today. Yet it is surprising how something that is an integral part of where we live can be a contributing demise of most homes.
From safety issues to health issues, dryer vents can make living in our homes comfortable and safe or hell.
Dryer vents or ducts are the tubes that run from your dryer to the outside of your house. It helps remove hot air and moisture. If your dryer duct gets grimy, it can waste your time, energy and money. More important is, a grimy dryer duct is a serious fire hazard. It is, in fact, one major cause of house fires. A dusty, lint-filled dryer ductwork can do great damage to your home.
A dryer vent usually enters the laundry room wall and exits outside through an external wall.
Below are 5 reasons to clean your dryer vent and why we are the best professional service to help you do it.
- Safety – Lint that has collected in the dryer vent is a fire hazard.
The National Fire Protection Association estimates around 3,000 fires involves dryers every year. Dirty dryer is the leading cause of dryer fires in which Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires. Lint that accumulates in dryers contributes to a third of the dryer fires reported each year.
- To improve your dryer’s efficiency
If you have a clogged dryer with lint and other debris, it will not allow moisture to vent to the outdoors as it should. As a result, the dryer has to run longer to dry each load.
In turn, that extra cycle time uses more energy and increases wear on your dryer.
- To improve your home’s air quality
Poor and contaminated air flow results in poor air quality which can affect the health of the occupants of your apartment.
The average household collects about 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts and dryer vent each year. Dirty dryer, for the most part, contributes to your poor indoor air quality.
Cleaning your dryer vent helps prevent contaminants from re-circulating everywhere in your apartment. Thus, ensuring a much improved air quality.
- Investing in cleaning today saves money tomorrow.
An industry standard dryer vent cleaning is cheaper than the cost of fire damage and injury. It’s even cheaper than making a claim to insurance company. In addition, the cost of cleaning your dryer today is less than the cost to replace or repair a fault dryer that is caused by dirty dryers.
- Prevent Rodent and Insect Infestations
A dirty dryer vent is a great way to attract a variety of pests to your home. Lint and debris deposits in and around the outflow pipe provide the perfect environment for a number insects and rodents. Rodents like rats in particular love to take up residence in a cozy, debris-clogged vent. Because it dryer vents also provide humid micro-climate surrounding, it is a prime breeding ground for termites and ants.
A dryer vent can also lead to an increase of mold in your home. This is because it releases moisture and hot air outside. The moisture can sometimes create wet spots inside the vent tubes. Built-up lint can get caught in these wet spots and create mold. This wet lint can also stick to the inside of the vent’s tube making it more difficult to clean by yourself.
This is why it is imperative to employ the services of a dryer vent cleaning company to effectively clean your dryer vent.
Why hire us to clean your dryer vent?
It is advisable to clean your dryer’s motor and other mechanics at least once a year. This is because lint and debris can enter them and cause them to malfunction.
You shouldn’t attempt to do this yourself because you can end up damaging your dryer, or worst still, cause bodily harm to yourself.
You should employ the services of professionals like Air Quality Express who are experts at cleaning dryer motor and mechanical parts.
No matter the length of your vent tube, we are capable of cleaning it also.
Our technicians are experts at cleaning the full length of your vent tubes, from the dryer to the outside of your home.
We use special tools and high- pressure air to loosen lint from the duct. Then we collect the lint with very powerful vacuums used to clean the air ducts in home heating and cooling systems.
Dryer vent cleaning at Air Quality Express
The state of your dryer vent will determine our process to give you 100% output.
Our process of cleaning meets the highest industry standard. As professionals and expert in this field, we ensure that dirt, debris or lint is completely eradicated from your dryer’s motor and mechanical parts.
Our basic process includes but not limited to:
We disconnect your dryer from the electrical outlet. We are capable of safely disconnecting a gas dryer if you have one.
We can disassemble any parts that require decoupling if need be.
We will also disconnect the vent tubes from the dryer before we start cleaning. At the end of our job, we will assemble everything the way it was.
Use of high-pressured air
We are thorough at air blasting the vent tubes using high-pressure air.
We vacuum any accumulated dust or lint on the dryer parts or on the floor of the dryer. We-will get 99% of the lint out of nooks and crannies.
We Get down and dirty with your air vent
also We focus on the vent your filter covers. Even though your filter prevents a lot of stuff from going down the vent, a bunch of junk will somehow still make it through.
After we finish, we can guarantee that your vents will show increased air flow.