Dryer Vent CleaningNassau, Suffolk, Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island Counties
Did you know that thousands of structural fires occur every year due to clothes dryers? It is estimated that those fires incur more than one hundred million dollars of property loss each year—along with deaths and injuries. The most common cause of dryer fires is a clogged dryer vent. This problem can be totally prevented with proper and regular cleaning. Dirty or clogged dryer vents and ductwork don’t just reduce your dryer’s performance. The combination of heat and accumulated dryer lint and dust can lead to a fire hazard. In fact, clogged clothes dryer vents cause thousands of fires per year in the United States. Learn how to clean a dryer vent at least once a year to keep your home safe and ensure that laundry day runs at peak efficiency.
Dryer vents clog when enough lint accumulates in the system to cause a blockage. Dryer vent ducts can clog in a variety of ways. For one, a long dryer vent run will clog quicker because the lint has too far to go. It clogs toward the end of the run first where the airflow is slower. Secondly, if there are turns or curves in the ductwork, lint will build up there. And I if the transition hose is crushed from the back of the dryer that connects to the ductwork, you get less airflow causing clogged dryer vents. On the outside of the house is a termination vent. Those can get lint stuck on them which also creates a clogged dryer vent duct.
Dryer vent cleaning can be very helpful. Here are the main benefits:
While you can easily clean and maintain some areas of your dryer vent yourself, such as the lint catcher and tailpipe, professional attention to other areas of your dryer's venting system (e.g., pipes running through walls or ceilings) is strongly recommended. The innovative technology at Mr. Appliance allows our professionals to clean your entire dryer vent in as little as 30 minutes. In fact, we can clean your dryer vent from the outside of your home in most cases. Dryer vent cleaning is not such a hassle after all!
When we come over to your place to complete a Precision Tune-Up or repair service on your heating and cooling system, we come across very few surprises. That’s because the majority of HVAC equipment comes from one of about eight or so major manufacturers. Yet, even when we see that odd furnace or AC system, we’re not stumped. Our licensed, highly qualified NATE-certified technicians have years of demonstrated experience in servicing all brands of HVAC equipment, including the not-so-major ones.