Dryer Vent Cleaning
Are your clothes taking longer than usual to dry in your clothes dryer? This is often the first sign that there’s a problem with the dryer’s vent system. Along with slower drying times, you’re going to see increases in utility bills and possible damage to your dryer.
Many people purchase new dryers when their old dryer was actually working fine but it did not dry clothes well. The REAL problem was that there was a blockage in their venting! Be sure to maintain your dryer venting for optimal performance of your dryer.
Ye Olde Brit Chimney Sweep not only provides chimney cleaning but dryer vent cleaning as well. Serving San Bernardino CA and surrounding areas, Redlands CA, and Palm Springs CA, as well as North Palm Spring CA, Desert Hot Springs CA, Calimesa CA, North Palm Springs CA, Cathedral City CA, Rancho Mirage CA, Palm Desert CA, La Quinta CA, and more.
Clogged Clothes Dryer Vents & Fires
Some dryer vents are quite lengthy and angled. This makes it impossible for you to see inside them all the way through. After many loads of laundry, lint will accumulate inside areas of your dryer vent and begin reducing the performance and safety of the appliance and home.
According to a report by the U.S. Fire Administration several years ago, close to 3,000 clothes dryer fires are reported each year. These fires are responsible for $35 million in damage, 100 injuries and five deaths. Lint and dust were found to be among the items most likely to ignite and start a fire.
The report concluded that the leading cause of clothes dryer fires is failure to have the appliance system cleaned regularly.
Carbon Monoxide Issues
When gas clothes dryers run with blocked venting, carbon monoxide may enter the breathing air of your home. Carbon monoxide is odorless and invisible, but it has been shown to cause major health risks and even death when inhaled by people and animals.
Your clothes dryer depends on air. When air can’t move freely from the machine and out the vent system, the appliance will have to work harder and harder.
Over time, this extra work can burn out the dryer’s motor. At the very least, it will end up costing you a lot of extra gas or electricity expense to dry each load of clothes.
Schedule a Dryer Inspection with Your Local Dryer Vent Experts
One of the main keys to the safe operation of your clothes dryer is a clean and open vent that allows proper air flow from the machine to the outside of your home. It’s also important that your dryer vent be the proper size, as well as installed correctly to allow for efficient venting.
Ye Olde Brit is happy to send a trained dryer vent technician to your home or business to take a close look at your dryer’s venting system. We inspect and clean dryer vents regularly throughout the greater San Bernardino area every year. It’s our part in helping to reduce the number of fires and serious consequences we talked about above.
Don’t Put off Dryer Vent Service
If it’s been more than a year since your dryer venting system was last inspected and cleaned, now is a good time to give us a call. Dryer vent cleaning is a fairly simple process that doesn’t take long, but it can save your dryer, your home and much more.
Reach a dryer vent technician today at (909) 880-2120 or get in touch through our handy contact form.