Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
If you are considering having your dryer duct cleaned, don’t wait! A common cause of house fires is a clogged dryer vent pipe. Dryer duct cleaning and inspection should be done annually, and most homeowners are not equipped or trained to do it.
Risks of Unclean Dryer Vents
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, 2,900 clothes dryer fires strike each year. The leading cause (34%) of these fires is unclean dryer vents. That buildup of dust, fiber, and lint accounts for 27.6 percent of first ignition fuel in the fires.
Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Safe?
You have to do more than hope you are not one of the victims of nearly 3,000 clothes dryer fires this year. Keeping your dryer’s ductwork clear is essential, and professional, an annual inspection is an answer. Besides dust, fiber, and lint, other things can block the duct, including:
- Bird Nests
- Rodent or insect Nests
- Pocket contents such as folded papers, forgotten cigarettes or candy wrappers
Your clothes dryer’s lint screen only intercepts about 75 percent of dust, fiber, and lint, leaving the dryer duct and vent hood to gather the rest. A quick look at your vent hood outside your home will reveal a substantial amount of dryer lint built up, possibly blocking the airflow.
Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
With one call, our trained technician will arrive at your home with an industrial vacuum and the right cleaning brushes to perform a professional dryer duct cleaning. We will move your dryer, detach the dryer vent hose (the flexible portion) and insert a bristle brush designed to precisely fit your dryer duct.
The industrial vacuum with HEPA filtration leaves your laundry room or kitchen cleaner than when we arrived. The brush moves through the entire duct, leaving the inside metal walls clean and dust-free. We ensure your flexible hose is not kinked, reattach your dryer and verify smooth airflow.
How Often Should Dryer Vents be Professionally Cleaned?
The whole process of professional dryer vent cleaning takes a fraction of your day and is needed only once a year. In return for such a simple call, you get the assurance your home’s clothes dryer will not cause a lint fire that could be a life-altering tragedy.
Contact A-Z for Your Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Today!
Why take chances? Contact A-Z Air Duct today to arrange an inspection of your clothes dryer and its venting system. Instead of scouring the internet looking up “how to clean dryer vents,” let our trained technicians clean and vacuum your duct to increase your home’s safety. We care about the air you breathe!