Dryer Vent Cleaning in Houston TX
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Cleaning your dryer vent should happen every one to two years, depending on the use of the dryer. Some insurance companies even require dryer vent cleaning as a maintenance task to prevent fires. Dryers are much safer than there were in the past with this. Today’s dryers have many switches and relays that should shut down the dryer. The vent gets clogged or blocked. However, this is an effortless thing to have done, and it should be maintained by a professional to prevent expensive appliance repairs.
We can help maintain affordable utilities as well. Dryer vents full of lint will force the dryer to work harder. This could wear the dryer out faster as well as start a fire. Cleaning a dryer vent on your own can be a messy job that will release dust into the air and land all over your home. However, we have a safe and clean method of dryer vent cleaning Houston for your vent hose, the outside housing, and all around the dryer itself. Dryer lint is very light and fluffing, and releasing all the fuzz into the air will certainly be a mess. Let us save you from the mess and clean your dryer vent for you.
Signs of a clogged dryer vent
Some signs of a clogged dryer vent are:
- Dryer feels hot to touch
- Dryer sounds as if it is working harder than before
- Clothes come out hot or even have melted vinyl on them
- Clothes are still damp, even on the “normal” cycle you have always used
- Your dryer vent has NEVER been cleaned
- Excessive amounts of lint collect in the lint trap
If you feel your dryer vent needs some TLC, call us. We work with homeowners and commercial laundromats to ensure your dryer’s venting system is in tip-top shape.
Why do you need to Clean Dryer Vents?
Drying clothing results in hot air flowing through the clothing and lifting the moisture out by evaporation. This evaporated water and hot air need to be released somehow, which is by way of the dryer vent. During this process, not only the water evaporates, but so does the dust and lint from the clothing, which is released into the exhaust air. Through this process, a lot of warm/hot air is full of moisture. And, well, warm air and moisture can often lead to mold. If your dryer vent has mold, it will need to be replaced.
If you have a dryer that isn’t against the outside wall of your home, you will have a long and sometimes more obstructed pathway for the exhaust to be released. This design isn’t ideal, but as our laundry rooms go further and further into the home, this is seen more often these days. And, that tube will likely have more of a lint collection than a shorter tube. This style or design should be cared for more frequently than a dryer directly vented on an exterior wall.
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