HOW DO I KNOW IF MY DRYER VENT NEEDS CLEANING?
There are quite a few thing you can check to see if your Virginia Beach dryer vent needs cleaning. Let’s start with the most important signs you must check first.
Drying time. Lack of the air flow from the dryer machine will result in increasing of drying time. The normal drying time is between 40 and 60 minutes, of course, depends on your load. If you notice that it start taking more the an hour or the clothes are still wet after 1 drying cycle – then it’s time to get your dryer vent cleaned.
Outside cover. Every once in a while you should check your outside dryer vent cover. Visually inspect it and see if the outside exhaust vent opens at lest 45 degrees while the dryer is on. You can also check if there is a bird nest inside of the line.
Back of the dryer. If the dryer vent needs cleaning and has not enough air flow the back of the dryer machine will get unusually hot. As the result, burnt smell is evident in the laundry room.
Smell. Clogged dryer vent can result in collecting water in the line or/and the dryer machine. You can notice a Moldy or Mildewy smell in the laundry room.
VIRGINIA BEACH DRYER VENT CLEANING PROCESS
Dryer vent cleaning process in Virginia Beach can vary from it’s layout. But would like to give you an idea what you should expect from our visit.
Inspection. We start with inspecting the dryer machine, back to wall connection and outside exhaust cover. At this steps we determine which way of cleaning will be the best.
Cleaning. After inspection is done we will start cleaning the dryer vent line using powerful negative suction and special spinning brush.
Repairs. Sometimes repairs needed when performing dryer vent cleaning Virginia Beach like replacing connection houses or reconnecting parts of the line. We also can disinfect the duct if mold was detected.
Dryer machine cleaning. Excessive amount of lint inside of the dryer can also cause a fire and effect the working condition.
Post cleaning inspection. At this steps we will make sure the dryer machine is working properly and it has enough air flow.
VIRGINIA BEACH DRYER DUCT CLEANING BENEFITS
Fire Prevention. According to National Fire Protection Association, in 2010-2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated average of 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers. So Thorough dryer vent cleaning in Virginia Beach 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 in duct and dryer machine.
Eradicate Mold & Mildew. Mold and mildew can be noticed in laundry rooms if dryer vent is fully clogged with lint. ProTouch dryer vent cleaning service in Virginia Beach will free your vents of obstructions, as the result, allowing moisture to be fully vented from your dryer and laundry area.
Clothes Dry In Less Time. Clogged dryer vent will increase drying times. Regular cleaning can bring drying times back to normal.
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.
For dryer vent cleaning service in Virginia Beach we use powerful truck-mounted suction and spinning brushes to thoroughly clean the line from point A to B. Using regular shop vac or just brushes for hardware store won’t do the job done right. You should contact a professional If you have a dryer vent longer then 3-5 feet long.
NFPA recommends to clean the dryer vent at least every year, however, depends on layout and length you might want to clean it more often.
Typically complete dryer vent cleaning takes an hour.
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