Dryer Vent Cleaning





 
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    Dryer Vent Cleaning


    Why have the dryer vents cleaned?

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's 1997 Residential Fire Loss Estimates (latest information available) - 16,700 residential fires originated from dryer vents. 30 deaths and $84 million in property damage resulted from these fires. The previously reported number from 1995 was 13,700. The number of residential fires attributed to dryer vents in on the increase.

    Reasons for inspection and cleaning:

    1. Increased drying time? (jeans & towels)
    2. Is the dryer operating hotter than normal?
    3. Reduces chance of dryer vent fire. When the dryer is used, over time lint will collect and adhere to the inside of the dryer vent walls. The larger the buildup, the larger the risk of having a dryer vent fire. 
    4. Reduces "wasted electricity" and "appliance stress". Use of a dryer with a dirty vent can cause the dryer to run longer to dry the same amount of clothes because the hot air being expelled cannot freely exit the vent. Longer drying time takes more electricity and puts added stress on the appliance.
    5. Metal connectors from the dryer to the wall are now standard requirements. Use of the "white plastic" types should be replaced due to their ability to melt in a fire.  All connection pieces to the dryer vents should be inspected to make sure they are properly attached and up to the newerbuilding code requirements (max 25' of pipe). Regular maintenance will keep the dryer vent clean and the dryer working properly.

    What we do:


    Depending on what type of dryer you have - the basic procedure is the same.

    Our service technician will come inside and unhook the connection piece that goes between the dryer and the vent. We use a system of assorted rotary brushes to clean out the entire duct. Once the cleaning equipment has traveled the length of the vent enough times to thoroughly clean the vent, we'll clean out the connection piece. Then we attach a blower to the vent and go to the outside and examine the outside vent, running our brushes through the vent as the air is blowing to make sure its totally clean and there is proper airflow. After making sure the job is complete we reattach your dryer connection inside.

 


 Arizona service area

Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert,

Phoenix, Apache Junction, Queen Creek,

Paradise  Valley, Fountain Hills, Cave Creek

All Call go through our Mesa AZ office


(480) 809-7112