Did you know that thousands of structural fires occur every year due to clothes dryers? It is estimated that those fires incur more than one hundred million dollars of property loss each year—along with deaths and injuries. The most common cause of dryer fires is a clogged dryer vent. This problem can be totally prevented with proper and regular cleaning. Schedule your dryer vent cleaning service online with Mr. Appliance today, or call us!
What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Every homeowner should be aware of the last time their dryer vent was cleaned out. When you hire a professional to take care of dryer vent cleaning, you can rest assured that they will remove the lint and other debris that could become jammed in the venting system and lead to fires.
At Mr. Appliance®, we utilize special tools and equipment to force air inside your dryer vent, carefully cleaning out your venting system without leaving any mess behind. When you call Mr. Appliance, a technician in your location will check out your dryer and provide you with a safe dryer vent cleaning service plan.
How Often to Clean a Dryer Vent?
Depending on how often you use your dryer, you’ll want to have your dryer vent cleaned and carefully inspected once every three to twelve months. Larger households that do at least one or two loads of laundry each day should schedule periodic inspections to determine how long they should go between dryer vent cleanings. If you do laundry less frequently, scheduling dryer vent cleaning once a year is most likely sufficient.
Remember: Even when you clean your lint trap regularly, not all the lint from your laundry is removed. In fact, only about 25 percent of the lint from your clothes is collected by the lint trap you slide out of the front of your dryer. That means the rest is building up in the dryer vent system, restricting airflow and causing your dryer to work harder. As a result, you may start paying more on monthly energy bills and be at risk of a fire. Know how often to clean your dryer vent, and stick to a maintenance plan!
Dryer vent cleaning can be very helpful. Here are the main benefits:
- Shorter drying times for clothes, including heavier materials
- Elimination of damp or extremely hot clothes at the end of a drying cycle
- Increased safety, as outdoor flap properly opens during operation
- Savings back in your pocket, thanks to lower energy usage
- Extended appliance lifespan by preventing break-downs or other damage
- Prevention of fires, carbon monoxide backup, and other damage
- Compliance with insurance inspection requirements
Whether you need to schedule professional dryer vent cleaning for safety purposes, monthly savings, or as a part of manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance, Mr. Appliance is ready to help.
Advantages of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
While you can easily clean and maintain some areas of your dryer vent yourself, such as the lint catcher and tailpipe, professional attention to other areas of your dryer's venting system (e.g., pipes running through walls or ceilings) is strongly recommended. The innovative technology at Mr. Appliance allows our professionals to clean your entire dryer vent in as little as 30 minutes. In fact, we can clean your dryer vent from the outside of your home in most cases. Dryer vent cleaning is not such a hassle after all!
Call us today to learn more or schedule service!