Residential Dryer Vent Duct Repair – Jacksonville FL

A Jacksonville, Florida homeowner called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to get their damaged dryer vent repaired, and also get the dryer vent cleaned.

home inspection dryer vent damage report and photoA home inspection found the dryer vent duct had been damaged, and needed repair.
The inspection report provided a photo, which the homeowner shared.

We told the homeowner that we needed to take a look at the actual vent duct to see whether the duct could be repaired, or would need to be replaced.

First we inspected the damaged vent duct, in the attic of the home. We made a simple duct coupling and tape repair. That was all that was needed.

rotating brush, cleaning lint from inside a dryer ventThen we thoroughly cleaned the dryer vent, using our rotary brush tool. (The rotary brush tool is the preferred method for thorough dryer vent cleaning , in our industry.)

Our client was very happy to get his dryer vent repaired and cleaned.

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

Dryer Vent Cleaning during CoronaVirus-19 Pandemic

Eddie Kyles with CoronaVirus facemask - spring 2020A Lint Free Vent is providing residential and commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning and Dryer Vent Re-Routing services in our Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding service areas during the CoronaVirus-19 Pandemic of 2020.

We wear face masks, and maintain the CDC recommended 6 foot “social distancing” guidelines at each client’s home or business.

Every time you dry a load of laundry, moist lint from your drying laundry collects in the dryer vent, the exhaust path of clothes dryers.
And more and more of this lint collects inside in dryer vent duct each time the dryer is used!

Also, the National Fire Protection Association recommends getting your dryer vent duct cleaned on an annual basis, because dryer lint is flammable.

Eddie Kyles cleaing dryer vent with CoronaVirus facemaskDoes your dryer take longer and longer to dry a load of laundry?
Do you need to run the dryer through several drying cycles to get your laundry dry?
Just call Eddie Kyles at A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to make an appointment.
Get your dryer vent thoroughly and professionally cleaned.

If Eddie finds your dryer vent needs a repair, or would perform better if it were re-routed, don’t worry, Eddie can do those jobs for you, too!

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning

Fighting a house fireDo you use an electrical or gas powered dryer to dry your clothes, bedding, and other laundry? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that you get your dryer vent cleaned annually.

Based on years of collected fire safety data, NFPA warns that the lint collecting in your dryer ductwork is flammable, and has caused thousands of house fires each year. Some of these fires end in fatalities.

lint clogged dryer vent roof capThere are some easy ways to know your dryer vent needs to be cleaned out:

  • Do you see clumps of dryer lint on your roof, or hanging out of your dryer vent cap on your roof?
  • Does your dryer take longer and longer to dry each load of laundry?
  • Do your laundry items still feel damp at the end of a timed drying cycle?

If you see any of these signs, your dryer vent needs a thorough cleaning! It’s time to call Eddie Kyles at 904.537.1483 and make an appointment to have A Lint Free Vent thoroughly and professionally clean your dryer vent.

rotating brush tool cleaning lint from a dryer ventOur mobile dryer vent ductwork cleaning service usually takes less than an hour. We provide a thorough cleaning from dryer to vent cap (on the roof top, on the side of your home, or in your garage). And, we use a rotary brush. Cleaning lint out of dryer ductwork with a rotary brush is the recommended method for best results.

A Lint Free Vent provides mobile residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning services all around Jacksonville, Florida.

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning service or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

Dryer Vent Cleaning Surprise!

You just never know what you will find when you take the dryer vent duct connection loose from the wall duct connector.

We have found nuts that squirrels had stored in several vent ducts, and mud in one vent duct that went under the slab the home was built on.

birds nest in a dryer vent ductLooking in this client’s dryer vent duct wall connector, you can see a bird’s nest!

  • There was no flapper in the vent cap, on the outer wall of the home.

After checking the nest for bird eggs or baby birds, we carefully removed the nest. Further in the vent duct, we found a second nest. We again checked the nest and then removed it.

Then we cleaned lint from the vent ductwork with our rotating brush tool.

rotating brush, cleaning lint from inside a dryer vent

Our client was amazed when we showed them the first bird’s nest. And really shocked to hear there had been two bird’s nests restricting their dryer vent duct, as well as the lint we removed.

When we finished cleaning this dryer vent, we installed a vent cap with a flapper in it, that automatically closes when the dryer is not running. That will keep squirrels and birds out of this client’s vent duct now!

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

Dryer Safety Tips by National Fire Protection Association

Fighting a house fireAccording to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading cause of thousands of fires in homes each year involving clothes dryers is failure to clean the dryer.

The NFPA recommends having your dryer serviced by a professional.

And the NFPA recommends dryer vent cleaning each year, or whenever you notice that it takes longer than usual to get a load of laundry dried. You should also have your dryer vent cleaned if you find a load of laundry comes out damp after a timed drying cycle.

Download a PDF with more Dryer safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association website.

Here’s a helpful clothes dryer safety video from NFPA.

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentCall Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 if you have questions about our mobile dryer vent cleaning service.

You can also make an appointment with Eddie to have your residential or commercial laundry dryer vent cleaned.

And if your dryer vent duct work needs repair, A Lint Free Vent can do that, too! A Lint Free Vent is experienced in dryer vent duct repair, replacement, and re-routing.

Just call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning service or to make an appointment to have your laundry dryer vent cleaned.

Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning in Orange Park Florida

A homeowner in Orange Park, Florida called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483, making an appointment to clean their dryer vent.

This person had read one of our articles about some of the signs that a dryer vent needs cleaning . They also knew it had been “a while” since their dryer vent was last cleaned.

Instead of a vent cap on the roof or side of the home, this dryer vent duct went from the laundry room, under the concrete slab, and came up outside the home, topped with a “shepherd’s hook”. (A shepherd’s hook is just two, 90 degree elbow sections of PVC pipe, joined to make a “U” shape, and installed on the end of the dryer vent duct.) The hook is easily removed for cleaning lint out of the dryer vent ductwork.

rotating brush tool removing lint from dryer ventA Lint Free Vent uses a rotating brush tool to remove the lint clinging to the interior of the dryer vent ductwork. Using a rotary brush is the preferred cleaning method to get best results in the dryer vent cleaning industry.

We clean residential and commercial dryer vents. And we clean out each dryer vent thoroughly from the dryer end to the duct termination cap.

As you can see in these photos, even thought the shepherd’s hook is a large diameter PVC pipe, a bunch of lint can still be trapped inside the walls of the dryer vent duct.

Having a clean dryer vent in your home or business helps a dryer get laundry thoroughly dry in less time. That means no more repeating drying cycles several times to get laundry dry. Getting laundry dry in less time saves energy and gives more time for other activities.

Get your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis. For most folks, that means at least one cleaning per year.

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

A Clean Dryer Vent Helps Shorten Dryer Time

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentA client called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 from St. Augustine, Florida. The dryer vent in her home had been cleaned by another company, earlier this year, but it was taking longer and longer for her do get a load of laundry dried.

She had read several articles on our website, and called us to make an appointment so we could see if we could identify and fix the problem with her dryer, or if she needed a dryer repair service.

When we removed the dryer vent duct from the back of the dryer, the problem became clear. The dryer vent duct was totally blocked.

  • There were only 2 people in her home. There is no way that they could have created this much packed-in lint in the dryer vent in only a couple of months!
  • It was obvious that the prior dryer vent cleaning company had not done a thorough job of cleaning this dryer vent!

This photo shows the dryer duct when removed from the wall connection.

clogged dryer vent in St. Augustine home

 

This photo shows the other end of the duct work, going into the dryer.

clogged dryer vent in St. Augustine home

I showed the client how much lint was in their dryer vent and how it had backed-up into their dryer, and she was shocked!

Then we proceeded to clean the dryer vent.

A Lint Free Vent uses a rotating brush tool to remove the lint clinging to the interior of the dryer vent ductwork. Using a rotary brush is the preferred cleaning method to get best results in the dryer vent cleaning industry. We clean residential and commercial dryer vents. And we clean out each dryer vent thoroughly from the dryer end to the duct termination cap, using a rotating brush to remove lint that clings to the internal walls of the dryer vent duct.

Our client called us again a few days later and thanked us for cleaning her dryer vent. She said her dryer is much faster at drying a load of laundry now!

There are some easy ways to know your dryer vent needs cleaning  :

  • Do you see clumps of dryer lint on your roof, or hanging out of your dryer vent cap on your roof or out of the dryer vent cap on the side of your home or business?
  • Does your dryer take longer and longer to dry each load of laundry?
  • Do you find that your laundry items are still damp at the end of a timed drying cycle?

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

Recommendations

A Lint Free Vent likes to have happy clients!

Every client, every project is unique.

rotating brush tool cleaning lint from a dryer ventWe work with our clients, to answer their questions and clean and repair their dryer vents. A clean dryer vent allows them to enjoy peace of mind.

A Lint Free Vent is fortunate that many of our clients appreciate our work. We are thankful for their business as they invite us back into their homes to clean their dryer vents each year.

Repeat clients and their reviews, recommendations and testimonials are very appreciated. They are a good reflection on our A Lint Free Vent dryer vent cleaning and repair business.

We provide our dryer vent cleaning services for clients living in Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, Neptune Beach, Orange Park, Fleming Island, and Green Cove Springs.

Some of our clients have shared their appreciation in reviews, recommendations and testimonials. You can read them on our Testimonials page, and on our A Lint Free Vent page on YELP.

 

Get your dryer vent professionally and thoroughly cleaned!

Call A Lint Free Vent Owner, Eddie Kyles at 904.537.1483 or use our handy Contact Form for questions, or to make an appointment to get your dryer vent cleaned.

Jacksonville Dryer Vent Cleaning – Just In Time!

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentJacksonville dryer vent cleaning is a personally rewarding job. I enjoy helping others.

Often I can see that a client’s dryer vent is past due for a thorough cleaning while driving up to their home. I see clumps of dryer lint hanging out of the dryer vent roof cap, and scattered across the roof. Or I see lint hanging out of the dryer vent end cap on the side of the home, and clumps of dryer lint in the yard.

During a recent visit to a client’s home to clean their dryer vent, I found the lint was coming out the dryer vent end cap. And then I found out the lint was packed all the way in the dryer ductwork back into the dryer!

 

Thank goodness the homeowner called A Lint Free Vent for a professional dryer vent cleaning when they did! Dryer lint is flammable! That lint-packed dryer vent was a house fire just waiting to happen!

I showed the homeowner how much lint was in their dryer vent and how it had backed-up into their dryer, and they were shocked! They told me to put them on our calendar for an annual reminder for dryer vent cleaning. They want to protect their home from fire, and A Lint Free Vent is happy to help.

Having a clean dryer vent in your home or business helps a dryer get laundry thoroughly dry in less time. That means no more repeating drying cycles several times to get laundry dry. Getting laundry dry in less time saves energy and gives more time for other activities.

  • As a service to regular clients, A Lint Free Vent retains their contact information, and notifies each client when their next dryer vent cleaning is due. Many of our clients have thanked us for providing this free and helpful safety consideration.

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

Watery Clogged Dryer Vent

Who ever heard of a watery clogged dryer vent? A homeowner called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to clean their dryer vent.

Their dryer would not thoroughly dry a load of laundry. The homeowner had done some troubleshooting themselves, pulling the dryer away from the wall and unhooking the dryer from the dryer vent. They tried a load of wet towels and found the dryer could dry well with the vent unconnected. Sounded like time to clean out that dryer vent to us, too!

  • lint clogging a dryer ventEach time you dry a load of laundry, moist lint from the drying laundry collects on the inner walls of the dryer exhaust ductwork.
  • With each load of laundry dried, more and more lint collects inside the dryer exhaust, restricting the flow of the exhaust.

This home, like many in northeastern Florida, is built on a concrete slab. The dryer vent duct was routed under the slab when the home was built. The vent duct comes up outside the footprint of the concrete foundation slab. The outside end of the dryer vent ends in a curved PVC section, commonly called a “shepherd’s hook”. Over time this dryer vent had built up enough lint and moisture that a sludge of lint and water collected in the bottom, blocking the dryer vent duct!

A Lint Free Vent uses a rotating brush tool to remove the lint clinging to the interior of the dryer vent ductwork. Using a rotary brush is the preferred cleaning method to get best results in the dryer vent cleaning industry.

Cleaning dryer vent with shepherd's hookFirst we removed the top section of the shepherd’s hook. Then we moved our rotating brush all the way through this vent duct, and a bunch of wet lint and water flew out and freed-up the dryer vent!

This homeowner was shocked to see what had been clogging their dryer vent! No more watery clogged dryer vent!

A clean dryer vent helps a dryer get laundry thoroughly dry in less time. That means no more repeating drying cycles several times to get laundry dry. Getting laundry dry in less time saves energy and gives more time for other activities.

Call Eddie Kyles, owner and operator of A Lint Free Vent at 904.537.1483 or Contact Us if you have questions about our dryer vent cleaning and repair, and re-routing services or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.