Frequently Asked Questions
There are several reasons you should get your dryer vent cleaned regularly. For starters, dryer fires are a leading cause of house fires. A FEMA study concluded that “failure to clean” was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires1 in residential buildings.
Failure to clean your dryer vent will also lead to poor functionality of the appliance. Do you tend to run a dryer cycle, only to find that your load of clothes is still damp? The reduced airflow is preventing your dryer from functioning to its maximum potential.
If you keep your dryer vent clean, the heating element and thermostat will not burn out as fast, your dryer will not work as hard, and it will live a quieter, longer, happier and better performing life without unnecessary costs and repairs. A good dryer should easily last 10 plus years. Protect your investment.
Great, keep doing that! But just emptying the lint trap is not enough to ensure your dryer’s safety. Over time, lint builds up in the dryer vent, restricting airflow between your dryer and the outside. The heating elements in your clothes dryer get very hot to dry clothes. Lint is fluffy and flammable. At some point, the heat and the lint meet up… it’s almost like putting lint in a big toaster oven.
Rick will take the time to clean and inspect the very beginning, middle, and end of your dryer vent. This may require climbing the roof or other feats of bravery. Worry not, Rick is fully licensed and insured!
During the appointment, Rick will check that everything is functioning properly to maximize the performance of your appliance.
There are no hidden fees and no extra charge for length of vent or location of appliance.
Yes, it can. The buildup of lint in your dryer vent can get into your air ducts, ultimately circulating in the air you breathe. If you experience allergies in your own home, improving the air quality in your duct system will help alleviate symptoms caused by dust particles.
An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.2 Protect your home, your loved ones, and your peace of mind. Call Rick today to schedule a vent cleaning appointment.