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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that 15,500 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually causing 10 deaths, 310 injuries, and more than $84.4 million in property damage annually. Lack of maintenance is the leading cause of dryer vent fires in Atlanta with lint cited as the leading material to ignite.
Your dryer exhaust and dryer vent system is designed to remove heat, moisture and lint from your laundry as it is being dried.
Cleaning the Dryer Vent, improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer in Atlanta. As the dryer vent fills with lint and other debris drying time increases, and can cause the dryer itself to clog and overheat.When lint builds up in the dryer vent it prevents air and moisture from escaping the dryer and clothes remain damp. animal nesting is also another frequent cause of dryer vent blockage. Another problem created by blocked dryer vents serving gas dryers is the possibility of seepage into your home. If the dryer is not exhausting properly to the outdoors, carbon monoxide can back up into the Atlanta home.
Running the dryer more than a 40 minute cycle results in a waste of time, energy, and causes unnecessarily high energy bills. One load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about 1/3 gallon of water. Clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in your Atlanta home to operate, The longer they run, the more money they cost you.
IN MANY CASES A THOROUGH DRYER VENT CLEANING IN ATLANTA IS THE SIMPLE SOLUTION TO YOUR DRYER PROBLEMS. AT DRYER VENT CLEANING ATLANTA WE WILL FIRST INSPECT YOUR SYSTEM AND IF NEEDED PERFORM THE CLEANING TASK AND HAVE YOUR DRYER UP AND RUNNING IN A SAFE AND EFFICIENT MANNER. We have tools specifically designed to clean dryer vents and with these tools we are able to do a thorough job of cleaning even the most difficult installations.
Warning Signs: The need for Dryer Vent cleaning indicators:
Dryer takes over 50 minutes to dry a load.
Dryer is hot to touch on top.
Dryer lint is collecting on the inside of the dryer door.
There is a slight burning smell when drying.
Humidity inside the dryer door.
Excessive lint on dark clothing.
Never cleaned vent before.
If you check the vent outside and you CAN'T noticeably feel the air blowing out at least 12" from the vent.
If you look inside the vent itself and see lots of lint starting to collect inside.
Depending on what type of dryer you have - stackable, side-by-side, gas or electric - and how your dryer is vented - through the wall, up through the roof, across the inside of the ceiling, etc. - the basic procedure is the same.
Our Atlanta Dryer Vent Cleaning service technician will come inside and unhook the connection piece that goes between the dryer and the vent. We'll run the vent cleaning equipment from the dryer side out to the end of the vent. Atlanta Dryer Duct Cleaning Newest Rotobrush Cleaning System which is inserted into dryer vent, Specialized brushes spin and loosen and simultaneously vacuums all lint, dust and debris to the entire length of the vent. All of our equipment uses state of the art HEPA filtration so we able to use it without contaminating the environment we working in. Once the cleaning equipment has traveled the length of the vent, to thoroughly clean it, Dryer Vent cleaning Atlanta will clean out the connection piece, reattach your dryer and recheck the vent while your dryer is operating.
Our Atlanta Dryer Vent / Duct Cleaning Process:
Q: What is Dryer Vent & How is it Cleaned?
A: Your dryer vent is the vent found behind the dryer, which carries moisture and lint through its length and expels these materials out of the home. (All gas dryer vents should vent to the outside of the home according to U.S. and Canadian law. This ensures that any potential carbon dioxide produced is vented away from the home).
Each company will vary in cleaning methods, but be sure that the company you choose utilizes an agitation tool with a long reach (40 feet or more) and is flexible in design. If they have airflow measurement tools, all the better. A company that is only utilizing negative pressure (i.e. a vacuum) will not be able to clear your vent of all debris.
Q: How long does Dryer vent / Duct cleaning take?
A: Most residential dryer vents can be cleaned within an hour. Excessive lint buildup and the other obstructions can take longer to clean
Q: Do you install New or fix damaged Dryer Vents?
A: Yes. Dryer Vent Cleaning Atlanta use professional-grade metal venting for our dryer vent installation work whenever possible. As part of installing a new vent we sometimes have to open up sheet rock walls. DRYER VENT CLEANING ATLANTA are experienced and equipped to patch up any sheet rock that we have to remove and repaint if required or we can leave it for you in a condition to just be repainted. We are also equipped to install outside vents through concrete foundations, outside walls and roofs. These, of course, are sealed water tight and thatís guaranteed
Q: It looks like there is water dripping from my dryer vent. Is this normal?
A: One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. This moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer's vent. If this air cannot be adequately removed, poor drying will result. This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Any moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is a sign of poor venting which should be checked. Let DRYER VENT CLEANING ATLANTA properly clean you dryer vent.
Q: How do I check to see if my dryer vent is the culprit?
A: Its Simple! there are few ways to do this, first turn your dryer on & go to the exit point of the vent. Once there, put your hand in front of the vent cover . Do you feel a strong air flow? similar to that of a hair blow dryer? If the answer is no, then your vent is blocked. Here is another way to test, (Do not try with a gas dryer) disconnect the hose from the back of your dryer and run a load, did the dryer times improve? If so your dryer vent needs to be cleaned.