Dryer Hose and Vent Cleaning
Are your clothes taking longer and longer to dry?
It may be time to clean your dryer vent!
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Service Grand Rapids
A Dirty Dryer Vent is a Fire Hazard
Every time you do a load of laundry, even if you keep your lint trap clean, a small amount of lint, dust, and clothing fiber makes its way into your dryer vent. While a small amount of lint isn’t anything to worry about, the amount that accumulates over hundreds of dryer cycles can be hazardous.
As that debris heats up, it can catch fire and quickly spread to the rest of your home, even before you realize, since most residential dryer duct lines run between the walls and floors.
The installed high temperature limit switch often fails and doesn't offer total protection. In fact, clothes dryers are the cause of around 15,000 house fires in the US each year, and 80% of these are a direct result of blocked dryer vents. Not only that, but thousands of people are treated for illnesses resulting from poisonous gas fumes that enter homes because of clogged dryer vents. When it comes to the safety of your home and your family, having your dryer vent cleaned regularly is truly a worthwhile investment.
Improved Dryer Efficiency
Clogged or semi-clogged dryer vents cause inefficiency and can lead to longer drying cycle times and increased operating costs. This may also cause premature failure of parts or the entire dryer. Overheating can also shorten your clothing's life from unnecessary wear and tear in the dryer.
Grand Rapids Duct Cleaners is committed to keeping your home safe with our dryer vent cleaning service. The process is similar to our air vent cleaning service. We use state-of-the-art equipment, including high-powered vacuums and specialize brushes to break up debris and safely remove it from your vent and hose. Our cleaning service can effectively remove everything from built-up lint and dust to major blockages like birds nests in your vents.
If you’ve had the misfortune of finding a birds nest or rodent den in your ductwork, that’s a sign that you need a new vent cap. We’ll replace your vent cap to protect your vents and keep it free of pesky critters.
How do you know when it’s time to have your dryer vent cleaned? Keep an eye out for these signs that you're overdue for a cleaning:
When's the last time you had a professional dryer vent cleaning service? It's recommended to have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected every 3 to 12 months depending on how much laundry you're doing. If you do 1-2 loads every day, you should schedule periodic inspections to determine your optimal schedule for cleaning service.
Take note: Even if you clean your lint trap on a regular basis, not all of it is removed. In reality, only about 25% of the lint created makes it into the lint trap of your dryer. That means the remaining lint is collecting inside the dryer vent system, restricting air flow and making your dryer's job harder. Because of this, you may notice and increase in the cost of your energy bills and be at risk of a fire. This is why it's so important to know how often to clean your dryer vent, and stick to a routine maintenance plan!
Extend the life of your clothes dryer, reduce your energy bill, and prevent a lint fire by scheduling an appointment with our Grand Rapids dryer vent cleaners today. You can also contact us for commercial dryer vent cleaning.
Call us today to get a free quote! We offer reduced rates when you book additional services, too!
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Why leave it to the professionals?
While you can certainly clean and maintain some parts of your dryer vent yourself, like the lint catcher and tailpipe, it is strongly recommended to give professional attention to other areas of the dryer's venting system, such as ducts running through walls or ceilings. Our certified and experienced team of professionals are trained in the latest techniques and technology. In most cases they are able to clean your entire dryer vent system in about 30 minutes. We can even clean your vent from outside your home.
Here is what you can expect at your appointment:
Turn the Dryer On
First our technicians will have you turn power on your dryer or they can turn it on for you. This will help to remove all lint from the dryer vent and let us evaluate the efficiency of your dryer after the cleaning.
Reverse Air Hose and Spin Brush
Next we will feed our reverse air hose through the line to the dryer. This blows out all the lint using high powered compressed air.
No mess will be made in your home as all all the lint is blown outside. Sometimes, moisture has collected in the dryer vent which causes lint buildup. We use our spin brush to remove any of these hard clogs if necessary.
Afterward, we sweep up any large amounts of lint and dispose of them, leaving you with a clean dryer vent.
We offer this service a discounted rate when packaged with air duct cleaning!
Contact us for a quote today!