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Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

We specialize in dryer vent cleaning for both residential and commercial clients. Our trained technicians will clean your dryer vent and duct so that it performs the way it should.

How Often Do You Need Dryer Exhaust Cleaned?

Many of the appliances in our homes are taken for granted until they stop working, and the dryer is no exception. We seem to forget how wonderful it is that we just need 20 minutes to get our clothes from sopping wet to warm and dry until we are stuck with a malfunctioning dryer and nothing to wear. To help extend the life of your dryer and keep your family safe, it is important to have your dryer exhaust cleaned regularly. Not only will this enhance the efficiency of the dryer but will also prevent fires and other hazards.

A good rule of thumb is to have your dryer exhaust vents inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once per year. However, if you have a household that uses your dryer often, such as one with a lot of children, you may want to consider increasing that amount to every six months.

We specialize in dryer vent cleaning for both residential and commercial clients. Our trained technicians will clean your dryer vent and duct so that it performs the way it should.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Filter:

It is basic homeowner knowledge that you should clean your dryer filter after each use. This filter is usually accessible through a small door on top of or just inside the dryer. Simply open the door, pull out the filter and remove the layer of lint that builds up after each use. However, you should also take it a step further by washing your filter after every couple uses. Products like fabric softeners or dryer sheets may clog the mesh of the filter, making it less productive.
To test your filter to see if it needs to be washed, remove excess lint and pour a small amount of water onto the mesh screen. If the water pools up instead of flowing through, it is time for a wash. Use warm, soapy water and a brush or sponge to wash off the mesh until water can freely flow through.

Drum:

The drum of your dryer is the area where the clothes go in. In general, the drum does not need a lot of extra maintenance, but you should wipe it down regularly to prevent build up of gunk or debris. This is especially true if you have a home with lots of pets or little kids with gritty play clothes. If you notice pet dander or grit in the dryer, use a damp cloth to wipe out the drum.
What happens if a spare lipstick or stick of gum finds its way into the drum? While it can be frustrating to see residue left over after your clothes are removed, there is no reason to fret. Remove any gunk from the inside of the drum by allowing the dryer to warm up for a few minutes (maybe with some towels or rags inside). Then, use a rag or even a hard spatula to scrape the residue off the inside of the drum. You can also tackle any residual residue with a damp cloth, a small amount of laundry detergent and some hot water.

To test your filter to see if it needs to be washed, remove excess lint and pour a small amount of water onto the mesh screen. If the water pools up instead of flowing through, it is time for a wash. Use warm, soapy water and a brush or sponge to wash off the mesh until water can freely flow through.

What to Expect When Getting Air Ducts Cleaned

Never had your air duct system cleaned out before? Here is a step-by-step rundown of what to expect on the day of your cleaning.

Step One

Our expert technicians will arrive at your home, and begin by cutting two large access holes into the supply and return lines of your HVAC system. These holes are to accommodate the large vacuum hoses which will be used. Through these holes, a small video camera will be passed which can explore the duct system, so you can see the build-up present. A few smaller holes will also be cut into your system to allow further loosening of dirt and debris.

Step Two

Powerful vacuum hoses are attached, and your HVAC system is sealed. When the vacuum is turned on, it pulls all dislodged material out of your air system, and into a collection unit without letting any debris make its way into your home. The vacuum will continue to run throughout the cleaning process, to make sure every last particle is removed.

Step Three

The technicians will clean your present covers and air runs. If it is necessary to remove vent covers, we will do so at this time. The vent covers which have been sealed in place can be cleaned as they are, without removal. The technicians will use pressurized air to remove dirt, pet hair, and other debris, and push it all into the main air line where it can be collected by the powerful vacuum.

Step Four

After all debris and particles have been collected into the main trunk line, whips attached to the main air hose will push the last of the contaminants into the main vacuum, so that they can safely be extracted. Through the use of negative airflow, no contaminants will be released into your home, instead they will be collected in a containment unit.

Step Five

A final inspection and resealing of your vent system ensures that the job was done right, and that your system is completely clean. This five step process ensures that your home’s air ducts are completely and thoroughly cleaned. There will be no leftover dust or mess for you to deal with. You will immediately begin enjoying cleaner air throughout your home.

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