Yes, you periodically clean the lint trap on your clothes dryer, but you need to do much more to keep the machine running safely and efficiently.
Otherwise, you may be exposing your family to the threat of fire as well as raising your energy bill and shortening the dryer’s life expectancy.
Our experienced technicians use the latest tools to clean all aspects of the dryer, increase your peace of mind and keep money in your pocket.
Dirty clothes dryers are a major factor in house fires.
In one five-year period, the National Fire Protection Association said, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. The vast majority of fires (92%) involved clothes dryers.
Dryer vents collect the lint expelled from the dryer during everyday use and eventually pose significant health and safety concerns to the family.
The fire threat lies not only in the lint trap but also in the hose that carries the dryer’s exhaust outside the home or business. The exhaust pipe often has multiple turns where lint, dirt, and debris can build up and become vulnerable to heat.
Another possible problem: Mice or other rodents can set up housekeeping inside the piping, where they build nests and other obstructions.
• Dryers become less efficient if they develop enough dirt to slow the system. This puts more pressure on the motor to do its job, meaning a higher utility bill and a shorter life expectancy for the machine.
• A dirty dryer spews dust and debris that can hurt the quality of your home’s indoor air.
Our technicians clean the lint trap &ndash, and a whole lot more!
This includes the duct system where major problems can lurk.
• They clean the dryer’ slower portion and its rear discharge.
• Using a high-power vacuum, they capture more lint from the machine and the exhaust vent.
• They open the top of the dryer to vacuum around the drum.
• They clean the discharge hose as well as the entire duct system.
• Before they leave, they go outside to clean the discharge site, which is located on a wall or the roof.
You get a cleaner, safer, and more efficient dryer and they get a pile of lint and other debris.
• If your dryer gets unusually hot or takes longer than usual to dry clothes, you may have a large buildup of lint. This often is your first sign of trouble in the vent.
• If you don’t already have one, consider a pest-proof trap to keep rodents from moving into your home.