Red Deer Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts
The Dangers Of Dirty Dryer Vents
With an average of 14000 residential house and apartment fires caused by dirty dryer vents every year, keeping them clean does more than just protects the longevity of your washer and dryer investment.
Improper cleaning of this often-neglected part of your dryer causes a a gradual accumulation of lint in dryer vents. A slow decrease in the efficiency of your dryer is the first symptom of a dirty dryer vent. Left neglected for long enough, this build-up can develop into the perfect circumstances for a house fire.
Lint is an extremely flammable substance, and your dryer vent is an extremely hot environment. Without cleaning your dryer vent exhaust at least once every 3 years with a professional service, you expose yourself to the risk of combustion.
The Benefits Of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning In Red Deer
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to try and save a few dollars by DIY cleaning their dryer vent. While this approach is certainly better than not cleaning it at all, there are risks to DIY cleaning it is important that Red Deer homeowners be aware of.
Using compressed air or a long brush to clear the inside of your vent of dust and debris will certainly remove a significant amount of material, but without purpose-built tools, you will likely fail to release lint that has accumulated in the ‘nooks and crannies’ of your dryer vent. Not only does the ‘accordion’ design of dryer vents provide ample opportunity for lint to gather in hard-to-reach places, but bends and turns in your vent are impossible to adequately address with DIY methods.
Leaving these accumulations unaddressed is a risk that homeowners electing to DIY ought to be aware they are accepting. These areas are just as likely as any other to catch fire, and the only way to clear them with total certainty is with a DIY clean.
How To Tell If You Need A Vent Cleaning
Dryer vents are not something that homeowners often think about, so it’s understandable if you’re not sure how to determine whether or not yours needs a clean. Below are a few guidelines you can use to quickly determine whether or not yours warrants a professional inspection:
- Have you had your dryer vent cleaned in the past 3 years? If not, washer and dryer manufacturers generally recommend this as the ideal interval to clean your dryer vent.
- Check the dryer out-flow vent at the exterior of your house. Has it accumulated substantial lint? Look just inside. If you can see significant accumulation, you ought to call for an inspection.
- If your handy, take a screwdriver and detach your dryer vent from your dryer. Quickly take a look inside, and if there is significant lint; its time to schedule a cleaning from a company specialist.
If any or all of the above apply to you, you can schedule a same-day dryer vent cleaning with Modern PURAIR by calling us at 587-797-1260! We’d be happy to provide a cost estimate.