Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
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Dryer Vent Cleaning
Eighty percent of U.S. homes utilize a clothing dryer and dryer vent system. That’s an amazing number, which makes it surprising that there is such a low number of homeowners that truly understand why a dryer vent cleaning service should be completed in their home. Dryer vents serve the purpose of expelling the heat used to dry your clothes. The lint trap on your clothing dryer can only capture so much lint in the lint trap. Anything that is not caught in the trap is expelled into the ventilation system and, over time, can build up in the duct system and cause it to become clogged.
Cleaning of one’s dryer vent system is often something that users don’t think about until there is a problem. However, it is a smart idea for every individual who owns and uses a dryer on a regular basis to have a professional clean their dryer vent system, as well as the dryer appliance itself, at least once a year. Moreover, the frequency of use, as well as the materials being dried, may justify the need for a cleaning service more frequently. Homeowners with large families, in particular, may wash and dry clothing multiple times a day.
The experts at Window Ninjas can keep your dryer and its ventilation system running at its peak efficiency by providing your dryer’s exhaust, vent, duct, and hoses with a thorough cleaning. A dryer vent cleaning service will extend the life of your dryer and save you money on energy bills. Furthermore, it will protect you, your family, and your home from the danger of fires and carbon monoxide leaks produced by dirty dryer vents.
Many issues arise when you have a clogged dryer vent. First, the risk of fire is high. When your dryer vent becomes filled with lint, the heat builds up in the dryer and can cause your laundry to catch on fire. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are over 12 thousand dryer fires each year due to failure to clean.
Secondly, you will find that you have decreased efficiency and increased energy bills. A dryer vent clogged with lint compromises the ventilation system and will greatly affect your home’s energy efficiency. This could lead to a dramatic rise in your utility bills, as well as a reduction in your dryer’s effectiveness. For example, if you find that your clothes are still wet after an entire drying cycle, you more than likely have a clogged dryer vent system.
Also, a compromised dryer ventilation system can ruin your clothing. Ineffective ventilation in your dryer vent system can cause heat levels to rise, which will damage or burn your clothes and permanently ruin them. Not to mention, it can also create a fire hazard between your walls that can not be easily detected or addressed.
Additionally, a clogged dryer vent will decrease your dryer’s lifespan. When the components of your dryer are exposed to high levels of heat over an extended period of time, they can become damaged and cause your dryer to reach the end of its service life faster than normal.
Finally, a clogged dryer vent can lead to impaired respiratory health and carbon monoxide exposure. Dust, lint, and other particles can more easily escape the designated filter in your dryer and be forced into your home. This excess dust can lead to respiratory issues. Additionally, for individuals that have a gas dryer, carbon monoxide can be released into the home when the vent system is clogged because the normal ventilation path is blocked. This is extremely dangerous and can result in serious illness or death if exposure is prolonged.
The main culprit when your dryer vent becomes clogged is lint. When lint accumulates in your dryer, it can cause issues in a variety of areas of your dryer. Lint can cover the exhaust vent and prevent proper ventilation. Thus, it is highly important that you have your dryer vent system cleaned regularly to ensure proper ventilation at all times.
There are several key warning signs that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned. Your laundry area may feel warmer than usual and your clothing may still be damp after a full drying cycle. Maybe your clothing is dry, but feels extremely hot or has a burnt smell. One should take note if their clothing smells musty after coming out of the dryer, if their lint trap fills up at an abnormally quick rate, or if there is a noticeable rise in their utility bill. These are all signs that your dryer vent is in need of a professional cleaning.
Window Ninjas separates itself from competitors by providing a thorough cleaning and inspection of your dryer and ventilation system. Our technicians will clean and inspect your dryer, the ventilation system, and the exit point. It is important that each of these components are free of lint in order for your dryer to work efficiently. Additionally, Window Ninjas will provide you with a physical inspection report after the cleaning has been completed.
From time to time, we see contractors that have installed the wrong ventilation system inside the walls of homes. This can create a hidden nightmare for you if left unchecked. Window Ninjas’ cleaning and inspection will verify that the proper ventilation system is in your home. If we find otherwise, Window Ninjas can replace your ventilation system and bring it up to par with manufacturer guidelines.
Calling Window Ninjas to professionally clean your dryer vent is the smartest decision you can make for your home and family. Our expert team can help reduce your risk of fire, carbon monoxide exposure, and utility bills that are through the roof. Plus, your clothing will dry more efficiently and not become burned.
Call Window Ninjas to come complete the job if you are in need of a dryer vent cleaning. It is not recommended by Window Ninjas that you attempt to unclog your dryer ventilation system with a traditional vacuum or by hand, as this will be very difficult to do. Additionally, lint builds up in every turn of your dryer hose, so you will need a professional to effectively remove this lint for you. After the cleaning has been completed, one of our knowledgeable employees will fully inspect your dryer vent for any signs of damage or further clogging.
Window Ninjas will ensure that your dryer vent is operating smoothly, while reducing the risk of fire and other important safety concerns. You can count on our team of knowledgeable, professional, and skilled tradesmen to keep your dryer vent clean and your home safe!
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