QUESTION: How often should you clean your dryer vent?
Clean your dryer vent at least once per year to keep your dryer operating efficiently and prevent fires. If your dryer is located far from an exterior wall, you may need to increase cleanings to twice a year. Doing laundry daily for a large household may require an increase to quarterly cleanings to keep the vents clear of debris. As you use your clothes dryer on a regular basis, the vents collect a lot of lint, hair and other debris.
QUESTION: How long does it take to clean dryer vents?
For basic cleaning services, professionals take between 45 to 60 minutes to clear out the wall or rooftop dryer vents. If you attempt this important maintenance task yourself, it could take a lot longer.
QUESTION: How much does it cost to clean a dryer vent?
Cost to Clean a Dryer Vent Dryer vent cleaning costs between $100 and $169, or $131 on average.
QUESTION: If I own a rental property should I still have my dryer vent cleaned ?
We recommend if you are a rental property to have your dryer vent cleaned 2 times a year especially if you are located near the beach. The worst is to have a renter in your home or unit and the dryer does not work properly!
QUESTION: How much time should it take to Dry a Load of clothes?
Most dryers can dry a full load of laundry in forty-five minutes or so. If the clothes are still damp after the appliance shuts-off, you may be overstuffing the drum. But, if load size is OK, then it's most likely a clog in the ductwork. Many homeowners overlook the venting system, which is the most probable cause. Lint, hair, pet fur and paper products in the ductwork behind walls, between floors, and attics create the clog.
QUESTION: What Causes Dryer Fires?
Restricted airflow from lint building up and causing the drying time to increase. When this happens, the dryer temperature exceeds safe limits and will eventually fail, and higher utility costs and the possibility of a dryer fire. According to the NFPA, Dryers are the #2 Cause of Home Appliance Fires!
QUESTION: Are Home Dryer Fires a Common Problem?
Yes. Improper maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires with lint being the material that ignites. The fires are caused by overheating due to insufficient Air Flow!
Facts about home clothes dryer fires
· 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
· Failure to clean the dryer vent is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
· More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
QUESTION: Will My Dryer Vent Flaps and Ducts be Cleaned ?