Clean Air Columbia provides top-notch dryer vent cleaning services to businesses, apartment complexes, and homeowners in Columbia and Jefferson City Missouri. Our services reduce the number of damages, injuries, and even deaths caused by unclean dryer vents every year. According to the National Fire Protection Organization, from the years 2010-2014 U.S municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving dryers.
How Dryer Vents Get Clogged
As your dryer runs and dries your clothes, the lint will build up inside of the duct, causing the air flow to become restricted or even clogged. When this happens, your dryer will overheat and could even become a fire hazard. This has actually been known as one of the top causes of house fires. Keep your family safe with a clean dryer vent.
How Often Should You Get Your Dryer Vents Cleaned?
Dryer vents should be cleaned out regularly, the design of the vent to the outside, as well as the frequency of use, will determine exactly how often. If the vent goes up and exits on the roof of your home it will probably need to be cleaned at least yearly. However, if the dryer is located on an outside wall and it only has to run a few feet to the outside then you’re probably good for 5 years or so.
Signs to Look For
If you have noticed that your dryer is taking two or more cycles to dry your clothes or that it gets very hot to the touch, then it is time to get your dryer vent cleaned.
Maximizing Efficiency, Minimizing Risk
Keeping your dryer ducts clean will minimize the risk of starting a fire in your home, but it will also help your dryer run more efficiently.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Maintenance
A professional dryer vent cleaning from Clean Air Columbia will:
- Reduce excess dust. A clean and properly installed dryer vent is critical to ensuring that water is fully eliminated from the clothes and expelled outdoors during the drying cycle. If your dryer vent has a lot of build-ups, moisture can condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, resulting in conditions where mold and mildew grow. To ensure clean air in your home, it is recommended that you get a professional.
- Prevent Fires. Dryer fires can occur when lint or debris build up inside of the dryer ducts or vents. Lint blocks the flow of air, causing excessive heat build-up which ignites a fire. Regular dryer vent cleaning will reduce the risk of starting a fire in your home.
- Increase Efficiency. By reducing the lint build-up in your ducts, you won’t have to run your dryer through as many cycles to get your clothes dry. Your dryer isn’t having to work as hard, increasing efficiency and ultimately, saving you money!
- Extend dryer life. A dryer that has to work harder will have a shorter lifespan. A properly maintained dryer vent will ensure maximized performance and extend the life of your dryer.
Reduce Risk. Increase Efficiency. Breathe Easier. Contact Clean Air Columbia today to receive a free quote for your commercial or residential property.