Clothes dryers are one of the leading causes of house fires each year. When homeowners neglect to maintain their dryer’s ventilation system, it gets clogged with lint that can easily catch fire with the right amount of heat. Dryers that are not installed properly may also have issues with the exhaust duct and hose. It is vital that you have your dryer vents cleaned and inspected by a professional at least once a year. This ensures your safety, and it helps to increase efficiency and lower your energy bills.
The technicians at All-Pro Appliance Repair are trained to give your dryer ventilation system a professional cleaning. We want to make sure that your home is safe, so that’s why we also inspect the condition of your dryer hose and ducts. We are dedicated to providing the most reliable vent cleaning services in the greater Washington D.C. area. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call today to set up an appointment for a dryer vent cleaning.
Many homeowners believe that if they clean out the lint trap regularly that they protected from a potential house fire; however, the lint trap only catches only a small amount of the lint and debris from clothing. When this buildup gets hot enough, it catches fire and spreads quickly. Lint buildup inside the dryer exhaust system isn’t just a fire hazard; it can also cause a carbon monoxide leak from gas dryers. A professional cleaning will clean out the entire venting system, including the exhaust duct and hose. Call one of our expert technicians if you notice that your drying time has increased or if the dryer seems to get hotter than usual. These are indications that you could have an issue with your ventilation system.
Dryer Exhaust Hose
When one of our qualified technicians cleans your dryer vents, the hose and ducts are also inspected to make sure there are no concerns. We also check to see if you have the proper style hose and if it is installed correctly. Foil and vinyl hoses are commonly used with older dryers, and they should be replaced with fireproof hoses made of flexible metal. Some homeowners choose to install a dryer box, which is an open box placed into the wall where the hose can easily fit. This not only protects the hose from damage, but it also saves a lot of space. Dryers that aren’t properly installed also create hazards, particularly in older homes. If you are building a home yourself, always make sure that you place your dryer close to the exhaust vent. Longer ventilation paths or jogs in the hose will create more potential for debris buildup and clogs. Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems with your dryer, don’t wait until a hidden safety issue turns into a dangerous fire or carbon monoxide hazard. Call us today!
While safety is the number one reason to have your vents cleaned, a clogged ventilation system will cause the dryer to work harder, which ultimately increases your utility bills. Whether your dryer runs on gas or electricity, clean dryer vents will help your dryer run more efficiently. Drying your clothes will also take less time, and in some cases, a proper cleaning can cut your drying time in half.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
When you call All-Pro, you can be sure you are getting the most expert dryer vent cleaning services in Arlington, VA, Gaithersburg, MD and the surrounding area. Find out why more customers count on us for ventilation services. Call today to schedule an appointment.