Benefits Of Professional Bountiful Utah Dryer Vent Cleaning
It is estimated that clogged dryer vents are the main cause of more than 15,000 residential fires each year. While a dryer is an extremely useful household appliance that makes life easy for millions of people, it needs regular maintenance to ensure that it does not turn into a fire hazard.
Lint is created when clothes tumble in the dryer. While most of the lint gets trapped in the filter in the dryer, some lint escapes through the dryer vent and gets deposited there. This process keeps getting repeated and sometimes, the thickness of lint in the dryer vent can reach more than an inch.
The heating element in the dryer heats the air in the dryer drum that dries the wet clothes. This heating element can reach temperatures of up to 550 degrees F. Build up of lint combined with other debris such as bird nests can restrict the flow of air in the dryer vent.
This clogging typically leads to overheating followed by equipment failure and fire. Lint is highly combustible and it can start burning at a temperature of around 250 degrees F.
There are a number of other disadvantages of a clogged dryer vent. Since a clogged dryer vent prevents the dryer from getting the moisture and heat out, it results in diminishing the efficiency of the dryer. In other words, the dryer cannot accomplish the drying which means that it has to work harder.
Some of the common signs of your dryer vent needing thorough cleaning include clothes taking longer than normal drying cycle to completely dry, an odor in the clothing after drying, clothes seem unusually hot after drying cycle, flap on the dryer vent not opening properly, noticeable heat in the room where dryer is operating, accumulation of large amounts of lint in the trap, visible amount of lint around the lint filter and excessive odor from dryer sheets among others.
If you notice any of these signs, you should immediately give a call to a professional Bountiful Utah dryer vent cleaning company to get your dryer vent cleaned at the earliest. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can clean the dryer vent on their own. Keep in mind that proper cleaning involves complete removal of lint and other debris.
The professionals from BAll Clean Air Duct Cleaning will move the dryer and unclamp the hose. The hose will be closely inspected by the professionals and depending on the condition of the hose, they may also make a recommendation for replacing the hose.
These professionals have special tools and a very powerful vacuum to get rid of any remaining debris in the hose. In other words, they make sure that nothing is left inside the hose once they are done with the cleaning.
In addition to cleaning the hose, these professionals will also remove any built-up lint on the back of the dryer as well as from all the other areas to ensure that there is no fire hazard. Removal of lint and other debris from the hose and from other areas also increases the efficiency of the dryer.
Once they have cleaned everything, they will put everything back together to ensure that everything works smoothly without any issues.
Once the inside has been cleaned, these professionals will clean the vent on the outside. They have all the necessary tools to access the vent such as ladders and other equipment. While this outside cleaning does not take long, it is important as this can also lead to fire hazard. This is especially true in cases where the length of the hose is more than 6 feet.
Regular vent cleaning will not only keep your home safe but it will also help you save money by increasing the efficiency of your dryer.
As far as the total cost of getting the dryer vent cleaned is concerned, it typically cost less than $150 depending on the length as well as location of the dryer vent. However, this is a small amount to pay for reducing the threat of fire. Also, a clean dryer vent increases the efficiency of the dryer and the money spent on cleaning is typically less than the money saved from the increased efficiency of the dryer.
While there are quite a few DIY cleaning kits available on the market, the truth is that these come nowhere close to the professional and powerful tools used by Bountiful Utah dryer vent cleaning companies such as All Clean Air Duct Cleaning. They have access to powerful vacuum and all the other tools required for cleaning the dryer vent of any make and model.
These professionals are also aware of various potential problems with the dryer vent as they have a huge number of years of experience in dealing with such issues. It is recommended to get the dryer vents professionally cleaned at least once a year to ensure that the dryer keeps working at maximum efficiency and there is no risk of any fire.