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DRYER VENT CLEANING

Annual dryer vent cleaning is one of the most important services to retain to ensure that you are safe in your home. According to consumerreports.org, “$80 million in property damage is caused by clothes dryer fires, many of which are ignited by lint build-up in or around the machine”.

Dryer vent fires are the second leading cause of home fires in the United States. A surprising number of home fires originate in vents that become obstructed by lint. It is recommended to have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Many condominiums and townhomes require yearly dryer vent duct cleaning to ensure that all residents are safe in their homes.

DRYER VENT CLEANING NEEDED

  • Slower dryer time or clothing that does not fully dry

  • The outside exhaust vent does not open very much indicating low exhaust

  • Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room

  • Moldy or Mildewy smell in laundry room

  • The outside of dryer gets very hot

  • The outside exhaust vent does not open very much indicating low exhaust

OUR DRYER VENT CLEANING PROCESS

  • Visual Inspection. Our service begins with a thorough visual inspection during which an experienced technician will assess your dryer vent system and recommend the services that will best solve your dryer vent issues.

  • Measurements. Airflow and back pressure measurements are taken in order to further assess the severity of the blockage and other problem sources.

  • Debris & Clog Removal. Lint, animal nests, stray socks or undergarments, and other items and materials that may clog your dryer vent are removed.

  • Line Sanitizing. Animal nests or other debris often found in vent lines can be a source of harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi; where there is a potential for such contaminants, we will sanitize the affected areas of the vent line.

  • Dyer Machine Cleaning. Removing lint by hand from the lint screen or lint trap should, of course, be done after each cycle, but a more thorough dryer machine cleaning needs to be performed to increase airflow and efficiency overall.

  • Both Sides Cleaned. If the dryer ducting is not accessible from inside the home, we may clean from the outside, with all the ductwork intact, using long-shafted brushes.

THE BENEFITS OF DRYER VENT CLEANING

  • Fire Prevention. Dryers are the source of over 15,500 fires each year in the United States alone. A dryer fire is most commonly started due to excess lint, debris, or clogs in the dryer vent line, and a thorough dryer vent cleaning is the best way to prevent one in your home.

  • Improve Lifespan of Dryer. The culprit of mechanical breakdowns and malfunctioning are due to the accumulation of lint and other residues. A clean vent will prevent this from occurring.

  • Eradicate Mold & Mildew. Mold and mildew thrive in warm, moist environments, just like those that exist in dryers and laundry areas where a dryer vent clog or obstruction is present. Dryer Vent Wizard of Southeastern Virginia’s cleaning services free your vents of obstructions, allowing moisture to be fully vented from your dryer and laundry area once more and hindering mold and mildew growth.

  • Clothes Dry In Less Time. Because of dirty dryer vents, it takes longer for your clothes to dry at a reasonable time. One of the advantages to dryer vent cleaning is cutting the time of drying clothes.

  • Save On Energy Spending. Since a contaminated vent can make your dryer run longer than it should, it can cause an increase in energy bills. Cleaning a dryer vent will deliver a better functioning dryer, as well as an improvement in energy costs.

  • Decrease Dryer Breakdowns. As stated before, lint and other debris can really affect the performance of a dryer, which is why dryer vent cleaning is very crucial.

FAQ

We provide quality dryer vent cleaning service using flexible lines, brushes with the combination of powerful negative suction.

It’s recommended to have your dryer vent inspected and cleaned every 12 months.

Usually, it takes anywhere between 30-60 minutes, in rare cases might take a little longer if some repairs needed.

We accept cash, check and major credit cards. There is 3% charge of your total for using cards.

It is not necessary that you be home while your carpet is cleaned because we are thoroughly trained professionals whom you can trust. In order to provide the best possible service, we recommend that someone be home before we begin cleaning.