At Vent Solutions we view you and your families safety as a priority. We clean / inspect your clothes dryers exhaust system and ensure the dryers vent and duct work are lint free. We use a high powered vacuum with a rotary brush that will snake through all of your dryers exhaust piping while making no mess.
Benefits To Dryer Vent Cleaning
Q: Why is dryer vent cleaning so important? A: Annual dryer vent cleaning will reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load. A dryer with a blocked vent can take 3 to 4 times as long to dry costing you money. If your dryer is unable to let the hot air escape properly it will produce an unsafe amount of heat. This becomes a huge fire risk.
Q: How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned? A:Most vents should be cleaned every year. Some dryer vents need attention more often, Determining factors include:- How heavily the dryer is used - The age and type of dryer and venting used. - The design of the vent. Those with a lot of 45 and 90 degree bends create restriction that will allow lint to accumulate more often.
Q: Is it my dryer or my dryer vent that is the problem? A: It is almost 99% of the time your dryer vent. Get your vents checked and cleaned first before calling a Tech.
Q:How do you clean my dryer vent? A:Vent Solutions uses a rotary brush paired with drill and high powered vacuum cleaner. Our brushes are able to snake to the end of your vent, releasing all lint and debris. At the same time the vacuum is sucking it out. We will also locate where your vent exits your home and clean your exterior screen if accessible.
Q: What are some warning signs of a blocked dryer vent? A:
You may experience one or many of these issues depending on the severity of the blockage and type of dryer.Regular cleanings will prevent these issues from occurring.
Q:What type of transition tube do you recommend? A: We recommend an aluminum corrugated or UL rated non plastic transition connection if possible. If you look in your owners manual for your dryer you will see this same recommendation. Most of the time this type can and should be installed.
Dryer fires usually start beneath the dryer when the motor overheats. Overheating is caused by a build-up of lint in the duct that increases the drying time and blocks the flow of air. Naturally, any lint that has collected under the dryer will burn and the draft from the dryer will pull that fire up into the duct. Since the duct may be coated or even blocked with lint, many times a house fire results. Other contributing conditions may include failure of the thermostat and limit switches in the dryer, lint inside the dryer, a missing or damaged lint screen, a crushed hose behind the dryer, or a bird’s nest or other debris blocking the vent.