Your dryer is an important part of your daily life. Having fresh clean clothes means going to work or school with confidence. Having a dryer that is functioning properly means lower energy bills and reduced risk of a dryer fire.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning is an essential service for all homes that may often get overlooked. In reality, poorly maintained dryer vents and dryers account for one of the main causes of fire in homes. This can all be avoided with routine cleanings of your dryer vents and dryer unit. This is a critical service that does not cost a lot of money nor does it take a lot of time.
When these accidents occur, they may not be covered by your insurance company due to negligence. Having the right service provider in place will schedule your routine cleanings and keep track of the data for you.
To make sure you are getting the highest level of service, make sure your service provider is a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician. This is a national recognition.
Taking your dryer vent cleaning a step further, by having your entire unit taken apart and cleaned can add an extra layer of cleanliness and safety for your family and home. Lint, socks, and other debris can get caught up in the back parts of the dryer unit. Over time, this can cause the machine to fail or even worse, catch on fire.
Fact: Clothes Dryers do not go on fire; they are made of non-combustible material.
Question: So why are there are over 10,000 dryer fires each year in the United States?
Answer: Lint Build-Up. Lint is like snow; it is very small but can accumulate in the smallest of places. Once it builds up, this can be a fire waiting to happen. Lint is so flammable; hikers use it to start their campfires. It is especially important to clean the inside of your dryer every few years to prevent this lint build up and help reduce the risk of a dryer fire.
Insurance does not cover.
If you are experiencing issues with your dryer such as overheating and not adequately drying your clothes, you may want to call a technician to take a look. These are telltale signs that there is some sort of internal failure in your dryer unit. If these conditions are left unattended to, this could potentially cause the unit to fail or cause a fire.
Having a thoroughly cleaned and functioning dryer system will prolong the useful life of your machine as well as maintaining clean air quality and a lower risk of fire in your home.
Dryer Vent Repairs
Homes that were built in the 1980s or before do not have the same building materials found the modern homes of today. For example: duct tape was the go-to product to seal and attach ducting systems, including dryer vents. However, over the years we have learned that duct tape adhesive properties do have a shelf life. Why this is such a problem today is the dryer vent systems are concealed in ceilings and walls, making it difficult to monitor. A bird nest or improper cleaning techniques can add strain to the system by dislodging or breaking the dryer vent. This is why it is so important to have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected by a certified professional. They have the proper tools and techniques to clean and inspect the system.
So, what happens if you have a disconnected dryer venting system? We use a camera to scope the line, identify the location of the break, mark the area, make a small opening in the sheetrock, make the repair and close up the hole with a sheetrock patch. This process is streamlined, so it makes a major issue seem exceedingly small.