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New Year’s Spring Cleaning Resolution: Dryer Vent Cleaning

Many homeowners ramp up their home maintenance routine after the new year. Spurred by resolutions for a cleaner home, driven inside by winter weather and gearing up for full-blown spring cleaning, countless homeowners are tackling big jobs this time of year. For homeowners tackling home maintenance tasks that are often neglected, the new year is a perfect time for a dryer vent cleaning.

Why You Need to Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Many homeowners don’t realize that they’re clothing dryer vents need to be cleaned and inspected just like their chimneys! That’s because every time you dry a load of clothes, damp lint bypasses the lint screen and enters the vent. That damp, sticky lint sticks to the walls of the vent and then to more lint. Over time, all of that sticky lint can form dangerous clogs in the dryer vent. When your dryer vents are clogged, the heat and exhaust can’t exit the dryer. This causes the dryer to overheat, which is a major fire hazard.

Because of the fire danger posed by clogged dryer vents, home maintenance professionals recommend having your dryer vents professionally cleaned at least once per year. If you dry a lot of clothing and linens, you might need to have your dryer vents cleaned more frequently! During your professional dryer vent cleaning, your dryer vents will not only be cleared from dangerous lint, but they also will be inspected to ensure that they are unobstructed from outside plants or debris, that they are the proper size and recommended material and that they are damage free.

How to Tell if Your Dryer Vents Need to be Cleaned

If you’re not sure if your dryer vent needs cleaned, look for the signs! Clogged dryer vents inhibit the proper function of your dryer. That’s why you might notice these signs if your dryer vents are overdue for a cleaning:

• Loads of clothing take longer to dry than usual,

• A burning smell when the dryer is running,

• The dryer or laundry room feeling hot when the dryer is running, and

• An overly strong small of fabric softer or must when the dryer is running.

Who to Call for Dryer Vent Cleaning

If you’re ready to start your year off with a properly cleaned home and clean clothing dryer vents,  call A to Z Chimney Services and Dryer Vent Cleaning to schedule an appointment today! Not only will you lower your home’s fire risk and make your home cleaner, but you’ll enjoy shorter laundry drying time and lower home energy bills, and you’ll extend the life of your dryer.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank your mom this Mother's Day!

Thank your mom this Mother’s Day!

Don’t forget that Sunday, May 10th is Mother’s Day.

It’s a day that we honor the women in our lives who carried us for our first nine months, who raised us for the next 18+ years, and who haven’t stopped caring for us ever since.

Just think of all of those years making meals, cleaning up messes, and don’t forget all that LAUNDRY! Piles and piles of laundry! GEEZ!

This Mother’s Day, don’t get your mother or wife the same old candy and flowers… think outside the box of chocolates and get a creative, unusual, and practical gift that says, “I Appreciate You For All That Laundry You Did”…. Hire AtoZ to clean out her clothes dryer vent!

Dryer-vent-cleaning-for-mothers-day-Sacramento-CA-AtoZChimneyServicesOften overlooked, a dirty or clogged dryer vent is currently one of the leading causes of residential fires today! Having it cleaned professionally can help significantly reduce the chances of the clothes dryer catching fire, speed up drying times, reduce energy consumption, and significantly reduce wear and tear on your dryer!

And to make things easier for you to creatively thank your mother, we’re offering a “Mother” of a deal on dryer vent cleaning this month (sorry, I couldn’t resist)!

Get $30 off when you purchase a dryer vent cleaning for you wife, mother, or (gulp) your mother in law, before Sunday, April 10. In order to qualify for this discount, you must mention this offer at the time of scheduling your appointment or purchasing your Dryer Vent Cleaning Gift Certificate over the phone. This deal cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. Expires Friday, May 15, 2015.

To learn more about Dryer Vent Cleaning, watch our funny dryer vent infomercial!

Prevent Dryer Vent Fire

You probably haven’t considered the possibility of a house fire caused by your dryer vents, have you? Well, now is the time to be aware. Clean your dryer vents regularly to prevent fires.

Don't take for granted the cleaning and maintenance of your dryer vents. Just a little effort on your part means a lot.

Don’t take for granted the cleaning and maintenance of your dryer vents. Just a little effort on your part means a lot.