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Dryer Vent Cleaning
A plugged dryer vent can cause excessive heat build up within the vent itself and the drying appliance , resulting in possible fire.
A dirty vent, however, is only one link in possible chain of events that may include: excessive lint build up inside the dryer , a missing or damaged lint screen , a crushed hose behind the dryer and a failure of thermostat and limit switch in the dryer.
Watch the video below, to see how common dryer vent fires are and how dramatic the devastation they can cause:
At Comfort Clean we can help you avoid disaster. Our expert technicians and top of the line equipment will completely remove the flamable lint from your dryer vents, eliminatin the possibility of ignition and damage to the dryer itself.
How often do dryer vents need cleaning?
The more efficiently a dryer vent exhausts air, the less lint build up in it. Generally, short exhaust better than long ones and full size dryers exhaust better than smaller stack dryers. For obvious reasons , newer dryers may exhaust better than older ones. Vents with multiple turns and elbows are likely to build up more lint. Very short vents attached to full size dryers may rarely need cleaning. Most vents, however, require annual cleaning.
Is vinyl or foil ducting safe?
No. Plastic or foil flexible duct ( cheap and easy to install ) might seem like just the thing for exhausting a dryer, it isn’t. This type of exhaust duct , which resembles a plastic covered slinky toy can pose a serious fire hazard since it is susceptible to heat failure , collapse and generally causes an undue amount of lint to adhere to it’s inner surface thereby prone to becoming completed clogged.
"A friend of mine works in insurance, and he suggested that I clean vents of Dryer machines in a facility that I run. Before this, I didn't even realize they needed cleaning. I found this site on the internet and gave them a call. The person on the phone was very nice and explained everything to me. When technicians arrived and done their job, they showed me what they got out of the vents. I was shocked to see how much stuff they removed. The job was done nice and quick, dealing with them was very simple and now I have one less problem to worry about."