Our CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CDET) Can Take Care Of Your Dryer Vent Cleaning

You may be thinking, why bother with a dryer vent cleaning? Well, clothes dryer vents need to be maintained just like anything else. Here are several reasons to get your dryer vents cleaned and inspected regularly:

  • Fire Safety — Lint can build up inside of your dryer vents, and because it’s highly flammable, it can easily catch fire with enough heat, even without directly coming into contact with a flame.
  • Carbon Monoxide Safety — Gas appliances produce carbon monoxide, but if the dryer venting is clogged with lint, it can prevent the gases of combustion from properly exiting the home. As a result, you and your family could be exposed to carbon monoxide, a potentially fatal, invisible, and odorless gas.
  • Wear & Tear — When your dryer vents are filled with lint, it’ll take longer to dry your clothes. Running your dryer through two cycles or more just to dry your clothes can take a toll on your dryer and force it to work twice as hard, which could lead your clothes dryer to reach the end of its service life twice as fast. All that extra time and heat can take a toll on the clothes and linens you’re drying as well. 
  • Efficiency —The exhaust vent for your dryer is pretty small in diameter, and a little bit of lint can quickly accumulate and cut that vent size down even smaller. When this happens, your dryer simply can’t work as efficiently as it should, which means higher energy bills and wasted time doing laundry.
  • Money Savings — Every time you have to run your dryer twice just to dry your clothes, you’re adding to your energy bills. Why pay to run your dryer twice every time you use it?

Signs It’s Time To Have Your Dryer Vent Serviced

So how can you tell if it’s time to have your dryer vent serviced and cleaned? Here are some indications:

  • It takes you more than one cycle to dry a single load of laundry
  • Your clothes come out of the dryer piping hot
  • You have a plastic dryer vent or a plastic connector connecting your dryer to the metal vent
  • There’s excessive lint in the area surrounding the clothes dryer and venting
  • You haven’t had your dryer vent inspected or cleaned in the last year

Although you may not need to have your dryer vents cleaned every year, an annual inspection is recommended. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), in addition to certifying chimney sweeps, has a certification program for dryer exhaust technicians as well. To obtain this credential, the technician must pass a test on the dryer vent cleaning procedures, as well as all applicable codes pertaining to dryer vents.

Is it time to have your dryer vents cleaned? Don’t leave your dryer vent cleaning to someone with no training — call on our CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CDET) at 610-626-2439. We’ll provide a quick, effective, mess-free cleaning so you can enjoy a safer, more efficient dryer that lasts.

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