Did you know that, like a chimney, your dryer vent gets clogged up, too? Here at Ashbusters Chimney Service, we’re in the safety business, which means we not only take care of all your chimney-related needs… we can help with dryer vent services, too!
Similar to creosote, dryer lint is very flammable, and the tools and techniques we use to clean dryer vents are similar to the ones we use when sweeping a chimney. Essentially, we run a small brush through the vents to ensure all build-up is removed, so you’re not left with any problems in the months ahead. We can also check for damages and other malfunctions, as well.
Learn more about the importance of investing in this service by reading below, then count on us to get the job done right for you. We’re here to keep you safer and more comfortable all throughout the upcoming holiday season.
Preventing House Fires
The most important reason to schedule a dryer vent cleaning is to keep your home safer. Like we said, dryer lint ignites very easily, and when things get clogged up, your dryer is bound to overheat. The combination of these two things turns into a big disaster for countless families every single year.
Clogged vents are the biggest cause of dryer fires, and if one starts it won’t be long before flames spread throughout your home. Avoid repair costs, hospital bills, and more by reaching out to our team. We’re here to keep you safer.
Increasing the Lifespan & Efficiency of Your Dryer
Another big reason for scheduling dryer vent cleanings is to increase the lifespan and efficiency of your dryer. The fuller your vents are, the harder your appliance has to work to get your clothes dry, and all that strain will take a toll in a hurry. This has forced many homeowners to replace their unit much sooner than expected!
Not to mention, no one likes waiting through multiple cycles to have their clothes ready to go. This can take up a lot of your day, and it will send your energy bills skyrocketing, too.
In the end, an affordable yearly cleaning can add years to your dryer and, let’s face it, it makes life a lot easier, too. It’s well worth taking the time to set up an appointment right away.
Why Call a Professional?
Now, an important thing to keep in mind is that all vents are not created equal. Some homes are equipped with very short vents that aren’t prone to build up and are much less time-consuming to clean. Short vents are much safer than long vents, as you can imagine, so figuring out which set-up you have is essential when it comes to addressing dryer vent problems.
If your home has a long vent with lots of bends and twists, then calling in a professional to clean it out is a must. These are not easily maintained, and getting all of the flammable materials out is hard to do without proper equipment and training.
In fact, taking a do-it-yourself approach can make your vents even more dangerous! Oftentimes, homeowners end up pushing lint into an area it shouldn’t be, rather than pushing it out, and they may even tear the vent or liner in the process. This makes it much more likely that dangerous fumes, like carbon monoxide, will enter your home.
In the end, the less bends you have and the shorter your vents are, the better off you’ll be. You’ll experience less clogs, your system will be easier to clean, and you’ll be much safer overall.
Can long vents be switched out for shorter options? You bet! Our time can find a different route for the dryer vents to take, so you can stress less and experience less hassle. Call today to discuss your options.
How Often Should I Have My Vents Cleaned?
A good rule of thumb for scheduling dryer vent cleanings is to have them done every single year. That being said, there are situations where this varies. For example, if you have a big household with lots of pets and kiddos, then this may need to be increased to twice every year. On the other hand, if you have only one or two people using your dryer, then a cleaning may only be required once every 3 – 5 years.
The best way to determine where you stand is to get the yearly inspection done on a consistent basis, and then go from there once you learn more about your set-up. If your sweep notices alarming amounts of build-up on that annual visit, then maybe it’s time to increase maintenance.
We’re Qualified to Help This Holiday Season
We’ve earned multiple awards for our high-quality levels of service, and we’re known throughout the community for professionalism and trustworthiness. We are certified, experienced, and here to help you with it all. Call today to schedule an appointment with our team.