DRYER VENT CLEANING SERVICES
Metro Duct Cleaners cleans clogged dryer vents in homes. This service can help homeowners get better performance from their dryers, reduce their electricity bills, and lessen the chance of house fires. The U.S. Fire Administration (part of FEMA) cites that there are 2900 home clothes dryer fires every year resulting in an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. And the leading cause: failure to clean them.
Your Dryer Vent Needs Professional Cleaning Services!
Make sure your dryer’s ventilation system is professionally cleaned to ensure it’s free of lint, debris, and other materials that reduce its efficiency by making it work longer and harder. This is no small matter; right now, the cost for a new dryer can run as high as $3,000!
You already know that appliances have a big impact on your energy bill. Running the dryer for longer periods of time will make that bill even higher.
If saving money isn’t enough to convince you, consider that 92% of house fires that start in the laundry area is traced to dryers. These fires are also difficult to spot and put out before they cause major damage because people rarely stay in the laundry room once they’ve loaded and started the machines.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission also warns that overheated dryers can cause fires, and recommends that a qualified service person cleans inside the dryer chassis where lint builds up.
Common Signs That Your Dryer Needs Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
If you notice any of these problems, it’s a good indication that it’s time to call Metro Duct Cleaners to clean and service your dryer ventilation equipment. Depending on how much you use your dryer, these signs can show up in as little as one year after a cleaning.
- It’s taking longer and longer to get your clothes dry.
- Clothing feels really hot when you remove it immediately after the dryer stops.
- Your dryer gets very hot during a cycle.
- Your laundry room gets hot and humid when the dryer is running.
- Your laundry room smells musty or smoky during or immediately after a drying cycle.
We Use Equipment Specifically Made to Clean Dryer Vents
Metro Duct Cleaners goes far beyond competitors who just vacuum vents. We use industrial equipment with stiff bristle brushes that reach deep into the vent path to scrub away stuck-on debris. In some cases, we even take the dryer vent apart to ensure 100% airflow.
Our equipment comes from Texas’s own Rotobrush International, a leading manufacturer of specialized dryer ventilation cleaning equipment. Rotobrush’s patented machines have revolutionized the specialty cleaning industry.
Lint You Remove From Your Dryer is Nothing Compared to Inside the Vent!
Your dryer removes whatever doesn’t get rinsed off during the washing process. Think about all the lint you remove from the inside lint screen each time you use your dryer (you do this, right?). Imagine how much of it gets blown into the vent, year after year. You may be surprised by how much dust, lint, and lots of other debris is commonly found inside dryer ventilation pathways. It’s the result of all the stuff that gets blown off clothing, blankets, pet pillows and other items you’ve put through the laundry.
Matthew Steger, an ASHI Certified Home Inspector who is also a certified thermographer, notes that up to one gallon of water vapor can be drawn out during a normal drying cycle. This vapor and lint travels through the dryer vent to the outside the home. When vents get clogged with lint, it’s more difficult for air and vapor to escape.
Many Homes Have Dryer Vent Screens to Keep the Critters Outside
In addition, many houses have screens in place to keep little visitors from getting inside dryer vent exits. Over time, lint will eventually build up, blocking the exit and backing up lint into the vent. Professional vent cleaning takes care of cleaning these screens as well.
Your Home Vacuum WILL NOT Thoroughly Clean the Dryer Vents
While we encourage customers to regularly vacuum behind and over the back of appliances, the fact is that home vacuums—and most shop vacuums, too—aren’t strong enough or can’t reach far enough to thoroughly clean vents all the way through.
Think about how long that venting route is from your dryer to the outside of your home. It’s probably at least 15 feet, and maybe as long as 25 feet! In some homes, the vent path literally goes through the roof.
Home Inspectors Look at Ventilation Systems
If you plan to put your home on the market, do yourself or your clients a favor and get the dryer vent professionally cleaned.
According to the ASHI Reporter, the news service for the American Society of Home Inspectors, lack of servicing for dryer, air conditioning, and furnace vents is one of the 10 most common inspection problems its members encounter.
If you can’t recall the last time someone looked into your dryer vents, it’s probably time to get them cleaned. Contact Metro Duct Cleaners today to schedule a thorough and professional cleaning for your dryer vent.