Spring is a time for spending more time outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather, but this season is also a popular time to extensively clean your home. Since you are already in cleaning mode, it makes sense to schedule any professional cleaning services you may need. Ashbusters is proud to not only provide chimney sweepings, but also dryer vent cleaning services, from our technicians who have been certified by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) in both of these cleaning tasks. We would like to tell you why it is so important to have your dryer vent cleaned annually as well as what you can expect from our dryer vent cleaning services.
Why is it so important to have my dryer vent professionally cleaned?
The most important reason for this service is to reduce your risk of an accidental clothes dryer fire. The US Fire Administration reports that 2,900 clothes dryer fires occur each year, and these fires result in approximately 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in residential property losses. The majority of these fires could have been prevented by having the dryer vents professionally cleaned. Your dryer produces lint, which can accumulate inside the vent to the point where it blocks the vent. When this happens, your dryer overheats, and this increase in temperature will cause the extremely flammable lint to ignite a fire within the vent. You can trust Ashbusters to remove every bit of lint from your dryer vent to reduce your risk of a dryer fire. Our professional dryer vent cleaning services will also prolong the life of your dryer and save you money on your utility bills.
What can I expect from a dryer vent cleaning from Ashbusters?
Ashbusters is proud to have CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (C-DET) on our staff, and this certification means they have passed an extensive exam about the proper maintenance and inspection of dryer vents. When we arrive at your home to clean your dryer vent, we begin by moving your clothes dryer away from the wall and attach a vacuum to the vent. From the outside of your home, we will then clean the vent with drill brushes that are attached to flexible rods that can make 90-degree turns. The drill makes the brush rotate, which allows us to really scrub inside the vent to get all of the lint from the walls of the vent. As we are using the drill brushes, the vacuum we attached is blowing from the inside to loosen any lint that is stuck to the vent. Once we have finished the cleaning process, you will find that your dryer works more efficiently than it ever has.
Avoid clothes dryer fires in your home. Contact us at Ashbusters to schedule an appointment for a professional dryer vent cleaning from our certified technicians today.