Dryer vents clog when enough lint accumulates in your ventilation system to cause a blockage. Dryer vents can clog in a variety of ways. For one, a lengthy distance on a dryer ventilation system increases the likelihood of bends and curves in the system, where lint is most likely to collect. Second, dryer ventilation tubes are made from pliable plastic or foil, which can be easily crushed or dented given enough pressure. Finally, a poorly connected ventilation or dryer vent screen can cause lint to trap. Some ventilation screens serve to prevent animals from accessing the ventilation, but these screens can also create a barrier for lint.
Are you looking for a reliable, affordable air duct cleaning? Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies, asthma, headaches, eye irritations, respiratory or sinus problems? If so the cause may be in the air that you are breathing right inside your home. More than 70% of all indoor air quality problems involve the HVAC (heating, ventilation & air conditioning) system as dirty ducts are an ideal breeding ground. Over the years, dirt, dust (and mites), pet hair and dander, pollen, mold, mildew and other contaminants build up and can be trapped inside the duct work of your home. This isn’t just a nuisance, it’s unhealthy!
Think about this:
Your home’s air duct network acts as a respiratory system. It collects pollen, dirt, dust, debris, and microbial growth that are hidden from view. This debris “congests” the system and makes it difficult for the house to “breathe” properly and function efficiently. The heating and cooling industry has stated that over seventy-five percent of repair work needed on furnace systems is a result of dirty mechanical components. Reduced air supply can be the cause of premature failure of expensive heating, ventilation & air conditioning components.
OUR AIR DUCT CLEANING PROCESS
We utilize the power of rotating brushes along with powerful suction to clean each and ever vent in your home. We also clean out the main trunklines as well. The rotating brushes use a sweeping action to remove any build up on inside perimeter of the duct work. The debris is temporarily airborne inside the duct work and is quickly removed by the powerful suction out of the duct work and out of your environment. Our air duct cleaning system is safe to use on flex line duct work as well. After the supply, return, and trunk lines are all cleaned, we will rinse the coil and clean the blower.
NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION
If you have recently built a new home, most likely there was quite a lapse of time between the installation of the duct work and the completion of your home. There was plenty of opportunity for dust and dirt to have gotten in, along with foreign objects such as rocks, sticks and other objects that children may have dropped down the register openings while the house was being built. Building materials such as drywall dust and hardwood floor dust are the worst. Most filters are not dense enough to keep this type of dust from finding its way into your duct system. Some clean up crews even use your register openings as a garbage shoot. We have also found some workmen’s unfinished lunches in the ducts.
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Prevent Dryer fires with professional dryer vent cleaning
Professional dryer duct cleaning can help your dryer work at peak efficiency, which can save money on energy bills. A clean dryer duct also makes your home safer by helping prevent dryer fires—and, for gas dryers, by helping prevent carbon monoxide from escaping from the duct into the home.
Why dryer ducts need to be cleaned
- A clogged dryer duct doesn’t allow moisture to vent to the outdoors as freely as it should. As a result, the dryer has to run longer to dry each load. That extra cycle time uses more energy and increases wear on your dryer.
- Lint that accumulates in dryers contributes to a third of the 2,900 dryer fires reported each year, according to the US Fire Administration. Hot air builds up in the vent when lint blocks airflow, and in some cases the air is hot enough to ignite the lint.
Why hire us to clean your dryer duct
As a homeowner, you can take steps to keep your dryer vent clean. Emptying your dryer’s lint trap after each load is essential. You can also detach the vent from the back of the dryer and use a vacuum or a long-handled appliance brush to clean the duct.
However, it’s difficult for brushing or vacuuming to get all the lint, especially if the vent tube is long, bends in several places, or has a ridged surface. We clean the full length of the duct, from the dryer to the outside of your home. We use special tools and high-pressure air to loosen lint from the duct and then collect the lint with the same powerful vacuums used to clean the air ducts in home heating and cooling systems.