Dryer Duct Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation. As a dryer vent becomes filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and can cause the dryer itself to overheat.
This increases energy consumption since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports dryer related home fires are on the increase. CPSC figures show that in 1997 there were 16,800 dryer fires which caused 30 deaths, 430 injuries and 97 million dollars in property damage.
If you have noticed that your dryer is running longer than it used to, then you may need to have the dryer vent cleaned. Some dryer vents are relatively short and straight and can be cleaned easily by the homeowner. Others aren’t that easy, and may require the use of special tools and equipment. We have tools specifically designed for this purpose, and with these tools we are able to do a thorough job of cleaning even the most difficult installations. While dryer vents are routinely blocked with lint, animal nesting is also another frequent cause of dryer vent blockage. Our equipment allows us to remove these blockages as well.
Another problem created by blocked dryer vents serving gas dryers is the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) seepage into your home. If the dryer is not exhausting properly to the outdoors, CO can back up into the home.
We recommend that this type of cleaning be done at least every two years. If you have never had your dryer vent cleaned before, then you should definitely consider having this done. In many cases, the cost of the cleaning can be recovered over the next year by your savings in hydro alone.
There’s a hidden fire hazard in almost every home!
Contact us to find out how you can have your dryer exhaust vent cleaned for as little as $49.00 plus HST.
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