When Does Your Home Need Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Beyond HVAC duct cleaning services, we also provide dryer vent cleaning services – something you may not even think about until it’s too late. If you have a dryer in your home, cleaning its vents is more critical than you may think. Nearly 3,000 dryer fires happen every year, and 34% of them occur because the owner neglected to clean the vents. Yearly dryer vent cleanings extend your appliance’s lifespan and also keep you and your family safe.

Dryer vent in a home being cleaned out with a round brush. There is a large pile of lint that has been removed from the vent on a white tiled floor.

Consider a dryer vent cleaning if:

  • Your dryer takes longer than usual to dry clothes
  • Clothes have a burning smell after they go through the dryer
  • The room feels overly hot when you run your dryer
  • You haven’t cleaned the vents in over a year

Regularly cleaning your dryer vent helps to prevent fires, carbon monoxide poisoning, damage to your appliance and increased utility costs. Why wait to clear your vents? If you think you’re at risk, get in touch with us today.

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The Value of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Your dryer, transition duct and exhaust duct are all places where the lint from your laundry can build up, which may promote the growth of mold and bacteria. It will lower the efficiency of your dryer because it blocks smooth airflow. As your dryer works harder to compensate, it may overheat and even start a fire.

Lint is one of the most flammable items in the home — it is cited as the cause of more than 15,500 house fires in the United States every year. According to the Topical Fire Report Services of the US Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, 84% of dryer fires happen in the home rather than any other location. Out of these dryer fires, 54% of them are confined to the dryer (the object of origin).

In most cases, a dryer fire starts because the homeowner has failed to clean their dryer vents regularly. Like your air ducts, you cannot see the inside of your dryer vent and may not be aware of the amount of lint that is accumulating in your system.

Frequently Asked Customer Questions:

There are several areas you should inspect when cleaning your dryer. Most importantly, you should make sure to clean the lint filter inside the dryer after each use. For a more thorough cleaning, professionals recommend vacuuming the lint stuck inside the dryer as well as unplugging your machine and vacuuming the lint from inside the dryer vent connected to the wall once a month. 

When you hire a professional dryer cleaner for annual maintenance, we will disconnect your dryer vent and use commercial equipment to thoroughly clean your dryer vent or tubing from all lint, debris, and the like.  Contact Tuckey to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning service!

For the average home’s dryer vent, you can expect the cleaning cost to be around $300. The final cost is ultimately dependent on special conditions, appliance condition, and the floor your dryer is on. A professional cleaning can help improve the air quality of your home, reduce risks of fire and carbon monoxide poisoning and reduce your energy bill by improving your dryer’s effectiveness.

Most homeowners should consider cleaning their dryer vents at least once per year. Without proper maintenance, lint and debris build-up can cause heat to build up faster and potentially put you at risk for a fire. Maintaining your dryer vents also means you will save money on energy bills and you will most likely save money on repair fees since cleaning your dryer can prevent long-term appliance damage. Your clothes will also dry faster when the vents are not clogged. If you would like one of our Tuckey professionals to help, you can learn more about our Dryer Vent cleaning services here

 

Contact Tuckey Restoration Today

If you’re due for residential dryer vent cleaning or interested in our various air quality solutions and duct cleaning services, come to the experts at Tuckey Restoration. Our cleaning services will make your dryer both more efficient and safer to operate.

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Keep your dryer lint free and operating smoothly!

It’s important to regularly clean your dryer vent ducts so your home isn’t susceptible to air quality concerns, or worse, a fire. Contact Tuckey Restoration for expert service.

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