Dryer Vent Cleaning
Lint and debris can build up in the clothes dryer vent blocking air flow and creating potentially hazardous conditions including the possibility for an exhaust fire or carbon monoxide intrusion (gas clothes dryers). According to the 1997 estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission there were 15,600 fires, 20 deaths, 370 injuries and $75.4 million in property damage all attributed to dryer fires.
Dryer vents should be made from a rigid metal duct that has as few bends & turns as possible. The hoses that connect your dryer to the actual vent are often made from flexible metal or plastic duct, which may be easily kinked or crushed where they exit the dryer and enter the wall or floor. A restricted dyer vent reduces air flow and causes your dryer to run hotter and longer, substantially impacting energy efficiency. Excess heat created by poor air flow can ruin your clothes, add dollars to your home’s energy bill and increase the wear and tear on your appliance. If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the number of loads that it will dry in its lifetime is substantially reduced. Having your dryer vent cleaned helps reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the possibility of a fire. If you think that your dryer is not running at its full potential call us today to order a dryer vent cleaning. OR, if you have never had it cleaned and are unsure of if there is a problem or not, call us today! Having your dryer vent cleaned in an ongoing household maintenance necessity that should not be overlooked.
Air Doctor now carries LintAlert®
We are proud to announce that we now offer the LintAlert for our customers! *The LintAlert® enhances your home safety plan by monitoring the dryer exhaust system for problems. As lint naturally builds up over time, LED indicators progressively illuminate to show how efficiently your dryer is operating. When airflow restriction becomes dangerous, an alarm is triggered. Utilizing advanced technology, the on board computer calibrates to know precisely how your dryer should be performing. It continually checks the system and tells you exactly when attention is needed.
Common Causes of Dangerous Airflow Restriction
*When the LintAlert is monitoring the dryer's exhaust, the logo illuminates (as shown here) and can act as a night light for the laundry room. Note the pass through plug is available in this image for use with other electronics (max 15 amp) and means that your LintAlert does not tie up an outlet. View the video below on How LintAlert can help you and your home today.