Sacramento’s Choice for Dryer Vent Cleaning
Left wondering why your dryer requires more cycles to dry a load of clothes, heats up more than normal, or your clothes end up extremely hot to the touch after drying? Though at times this could mean your dryer may be near the end of it’s life, often times this issue arises from clogged dryer vents.
Are Your Dryer Vents A Threat?
It’s common knowledge that an unkempt fireplace or stove can easily cause a house fire – but what many people forget is that dryers are an even bigger culprit! In fact, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), clothes dryer fires were responsible for over $35 million in property damage between 2008-2010. But why are they so common?
In Like Lint – Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
All of us are pretty good at regularly cleaning out our lint traps, but what about the lint that goes back into the venting system of the dryer? Unfortunately, many homeowners forget about this accumulation of lint, and fail to have their dryer vents regularly and professionally cleaned. As the lint accumulates in the venting system, a few things happen:
- The lint restricts air flow, which means the dryer has to work a lot harder and at higher temperatures. This is not only detrimental to the life of your dryer and your clothing, but those hotter temperatures and longer cycles can easily ignite the lint within the vents.
- Not only that, but you’ll experience higher utility bills because you’ll be running your dryer multiple times just to dry a single load of laundry. As frustrating as it is losing money, a dirty, clogged dryer will also rob you of your valuable time. Who wants to wait around cycle after cycle, waiting for the laundry to finally dry?
- A clogged vent won’t be able to properly remove combustion gases like carbon monoxide from the home. With a backed up vent, you’ll run the risk of having carbon monoxide leak back into your home’s air supply.
All these problems and more can be easily prevented by scheduling a regular dryer vent inspection and cleaning. During an inspection, we’ll evaluate your venting system and determine whether or not a cleaning or rerouting is needed.
We Don’t Just Clean, We Install!
One of the biggest causes of dryer inefficiency and safety problems is poor installation. Ideally, your dryer venting system shouldn’t have to travel far to get to an outside wall. Unfortunately, many new homes are built with the clothes dryer further into the home. Although it is oftentimes more convenient for the homeowner, it’s not great for safety and efficiency. The more twists, turns, bends and climbs your dryer vent has to make in order to get to the outside, the greater the accumulation of lint and the greater danger of fire or carbon monoxide poisoning. Was your dryer vent properly installed? If not, let the pros at A to Z Chimney Services help! Call us today or make an appointment online!
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Dear A to Z,
I just wanted to respond to your follow up email and let you know how impressed I was with the young man who cleaned my dryer vent! He was neat, in uniform, and I could tell he knew his job well. He even took, the time to educate me as to how and why dryer vents get dirty / clogged, and why it’s a major safety hazard….I knew a dirty vent could be dangerous, but didn’t know it could be THAT dangerous!
Definitely an educational experience that I will tell my friends about! Oh, and by the way, the volume of lint he cleaned out of my dryer vent made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! No wonder my dryer was taking 2 to 3 cycles to dry the clothes! I’m glad I hired A to Z, and look forward to seeing you again in 2 years to have it cleaned again. I’m now a believer, and a customer for life!
~ Wanda Milstone, Sacramento, CA
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