If your dryer takes longer to get through a load of laundry, or you need to do an extra cycle to get fabrics dry and ready for folding, you may have a dirty and clogged dryer vent.
Lint build-up in dryer vents is not unusual. When you use your clothes dryer, lint from clothing and other fabrics is sucked up by the dryer fan motor eventually settling on the vent hose outside. In time, this lint build-up gets thicker affecting your dryer’s performance.
Dryer Vent Cleaning can Lower Your Energy and Maintenance Costs
As an example, a half inch of lint build-up in a four foot dryer duct can reduce the efficiency of your dryer by up to 50%. This causes your clothes dryer to run longer and hotter to operate effectively. As a result, your dryer consumes more electricity in order to function properly.
When your clothes dryer operates at higher than normal temperatures there is a greater risk of damage to internal parts, especially heating elements and heat sensor safety switches. This drastically reduces your dryer's lifespan and may result in costly repairs or early replacement of your dryer. You can avoid these expenses by cleaning your dryer vents annually and performing regular maintenance checks on your dryer.
Make Your Home Healthier and Safer
An added benefit to our Pro-One Dryer Vent Cleaning service is to the air quality of your home. A clogged dryer vent will not properly exhaust the damp, hot air from your home. This creates an increased potential for mould and allergy issues to become more serious.
Don't get burned! The number one safety issue related to clogged dryer vents is household fires. Lint build-up in your dryer vent is at risk of coming in contact with your dryer's heating element which can reach temperatures as high as 550F. Regular, annual cleaning of your dryer vent can reduce the risk of fire in your home.
When performing our Dryer Vent Cleaning Service, we do the following:
remove lint from dryer vent hoses
inspect dryer vent ducting for damaged or substandard hoses
recommend replacements where necessary (aluminum flex hoses are illegal and should be replaced with steel hoses)