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Commercial Laundry Dryer Vent Cleaning – Jacksonville FL

Many of us have heard the old axiom, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” Well that is just not true for dryer lint collecting in the dryer vent duct.

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentThe owner of a commercial laundry in Jacksonville, Florida recently called Eddie Kyles, owner of A Lint Free Vent, to get their dryer vent ducts cleaned.

The commercial laundry was very nice and clean inside.

When we got up on the roof of the building, we could see dryer lint all over the rooftop.

A lot of fabric will be washed and dried in a commercial laundry each year. Each time a piece of fabric is dried in a commercial dryer, little pieces; short, fine fibers separate from the surface of cloth and become lint. That moist lint is blown out of the dryer into the dryer vent ductwork. Some of the lint is blown clear through the vent and out the roof cap or vent cap on the side of the building. But some of that lint is heavy with moisture and falls onto the inner walls of the vent duct and begins to collect.

Over time, that lint can build up inside the vent duct, restricting the flow of exhaust air and building up heat. That restricted dryer vent makes the dryer work harder and longer to dry a load of laundry, and that leads to repair or replacement of the dryer. Once it is dried out, that dryer lint is flammable, and the increased heat in the restricted dryer vent has led to fires in commercial laundries and in homes, too!

lint clogged dryer vent roof capThe amount of lint that collects in dryer vent varies with each home or business. For some locations, an annual dryer vent cleaning is sufficient.

For more active homes or businesses that dry a lot more laundry, or fabric that produces a lot more lint, more frequent dryer vent cleaning may be recommended.

If dryer vents have been damaged, or the client wants the vent duct re-routed (such as from exhausting into the garage to exhaust outside the home), Eddie can provide a free estimate, and can replace and re-route both flexible and metal dryer exhaust vents, too!

90 degree metal dryer vent duct elbowIf we find a problem or the client wants the vent duct re-routed (such as from exhausting into the garage to exhaust outside the home), Eddie can provide a free estimate, and can replace and re-route dryer exhaust vents, too! We can give you an estimate and often make repairs during our visit. We carry some standard spare duct items (clamps, caps, flexible ducting) in our truck, or we may need to pick up repair items at a nearby Home Depot or Lowe’s.

rotating brush, cleaning lint from inside a dryer ventA Lint Free Vent provides professional commercial laundry dryer vent cleaning and residential dryer vent cleaning, from the dryer to the dryer exhaust vent cap, with a rotating brush. A rotating brush is the preferred method for dryer vent cleaning because it removes lint the best!

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.

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.

Get Dryer Vents Cleaned When Needed

Most dryer vents need to be professionally cleaned at least once each year.

But if you live in a home or work at a business that does a lot of laundry, you may need to get your dryer vent cleaned more often.  It’s important to get dryer vents cleaned when needed.

Lint coming out of a dryer vent onto roofThe dryer vent duct work on this home was thoroughly cleaned in the spring, from the dryer to the end of the vent cap. Six months later, you can see little bits of dryer lint, scattered on the roof of the home. Time for another professional dryer vent cleaning!

Eddie Kyles cleaning a dryer vent cap on a roof topA quick call to Eddie Kyles, owner of A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483, and the homeowner had an appointment for a thorough, professional dryer vent cleaning at a reasonable price.

rotating brush, cleaning lint from inside a dryer ventEddie thoroughly cleans residential and commercial dryer vents with a rotary brush.

Using a rotating brush tool removes the lint which can cling 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.

A Lint Free Vent cleans dryer vents for residential and commercial customers. Some dryer vent ducts are flexible ductwork, some dryer vents are solid metal ductwork. If dryer vents have been damaged, or the client wants the vent duct re-routed (such as from exhausting into the garage to exhaust outside the home), Eddie can provide a free estimate, and can replace and re-route dryer exhaust vents, too!

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.

  • 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.

Jacksonville Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning

A Jacksonville spa called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to get their dryer vent ductwork cleaned. The spa washes and dries laundry used in their nail salon and massage therapy facilities, on site.

lint clogging a dryer ventMoist lint from their 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.

When the dryer exhaust is restricted, the dryer has to work longer and harder to dry a load of laundry, costing the spa more money to dry their laundry. And the restricted exhaust builds up heat, which could lead to a fire!

Eddie Kyles, owner/operator of A Lint Free Vent provides professional Jacksonville commercial dryer vent cleaning and residential dryer vent cleaning, from the dryer to the dryer exhaust vent cap, with a rotating brush. A rotating brush is the preferred method for dryer vent cleaning because it removes lint the best!

  • If dryer vents have been damaged, or the client wants the vent duct re-routed (such as from exhausting into the garage to exhaust outside the home), Eddie can provide a free estimate, and can replace and re-route dryer exhaust vents, too!
  • 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.

Dryer Vents Need Annual Cleaning

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends dryer vent cleaning each year, or whenever you notice that it takes longer than usual to get a load of laundry dried.

Lint collected in a flexible dryer vent ductBut because you can’t easily look inside your dryer vent ductwork to see how much lint has collected inside the vent, it’s easy to forget.

Some people notice signs that their dryer vent needs cleaning, like:

  • It takes longer to dry a load of laundry
  • Your dryer overheads and shuts off, and you have to wait for it to cool before you can finish drying a load of laundry
  • You see little clumps of lint sticking out of your dryer vent end cap, on your roof, beside your home, or in your garage

And the more you use your dryer (such as if you have a large family, or if you have a bank of dryers in your commercial laundromat), you should plan to get your dryer vent cleaned more than just once per year.

A homeowner in the Julington Creek neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida called A Lint Free Vent recently to get their dryer vent cleaned. It had been 2 years since another company had cleaned their dryer vent.

The dryer exhaust flow in their dryer vent was restricted by the lint that had collected inside the ductwork since the last cleaning. These photos show some of the lint that we removed from their dryer vent ductwork. The rest of the lint that we removed went out the dryer vent end cap.

Our client was shocked to see how much lint had collected in their dryer vent! And they want A Lint Free Vent to clean their dryer vent on a regular basis.

As a service to our regular clients, we retain their contact information, and notify 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 service or to set up your annual dryer vent cleaning appointment, today.

How Much Lint Collects in a Dryer Vent?

Ever wonder how much lint collects in a dryer vent?

lint clogging a dryer ventEvery time you dry a load of laundry, moist lint from your drying laundry collects in the exhaust path of clothes dryers. This lint collects inside in vent duct work each time the dryer is used.

This lint that collects in your dryer vent constricts your dryer vent duct, so less and less air can pass through it.

This means your dryer will take longer and longer to dry each load of laundry. Laundry will still be damp at the end of a timed drying cycle. And you will start to see clumps of dryer lint hanging out of your dryer vent cap.

These are signs your dryer vent needs to be professionally cleaned.

According 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. 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.

Our mobile dryer vent ductwork cleaning service usually takes less than an hour for most residential clients. For commercial clients, the time for dryer vent cleaning is determined by the number of dryer vents to be cleaned.

We provide a thorough cleaning from dryer to vent cap. (Whether the vent cap is 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 in our industry for best results.

The first of the following photos shows of our rotary brush tool beginning to remove lint from the inside of a dryer vent duct.

The second photo shows of some of the collected lint removed from the dryer vent duct by our rotary brush.

And the final photo shows how much lint we removed from this dryer vent with our rotary brush tool. Even more lint blew out of the roof vent cap after our cleaning!

If we find any problems during our dryer vent inspection, we inform our client. We carry a selection of typical repair parts (such as flexible ducting and clamps) on our truck, so we can fix many common problems while we are at the client’s home or business.

A Lint Free Vent can also re-route or repair solid metal dryer vent ductwork. After we inspect your ductwork, we can give you a free estimate for the re-routing, repairs or replacement work that we recommend.

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

Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning in Jacksonville Florida

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentCall A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to get your clothes dryer vent thoroughly cleaned. We provide our professional dryer vent cleaning services in homes, condos, apartments and businesses in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

Have you seen the little signs along the side of the road and at stoplights, “Dryer vent cleaning – $45”?

Remember the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.”? That saying is still often true today.

Husqvarna battery powered Leaf BlowerThere are people who will charge you $45 to clean your dryer vent. Some of those people will just remove the flexible exhaust hose from the back of your clothes dryer, and then use their portable vacuum exhaust, or a leaf blower to blow air through the dryer exhaust vent ducting!

Will this process clean the lint out of the ductwork from your clothes dryer? Maybe some lint will get blown out, but most of the lint will remain stuck to the inside walls of the exhaust vent ducting.

Lint collected in a flexible dryer vent ductThere is still a significant danger of a house fire, caused by the lint that remains stuck to the walls of your dryer vent.

And it still will take longer for your laundry to dry, because the flow of air through the vent is still restricted.

Annual dryer vent cleanings are important to keep our clients and their homes, condos, apartments and businesses safe.

  • As a courtesy to our clients, we maintain records of the date we clean each dryer vent.
  • As a service to our clients and for no additional fee, we call our clients when it has been nearly a year since their dryer vent was cleaned. During our call, we ask our client if they would like to set up an appointment for A Lint Free Vent to clean and inspect their dryer vent duct and keep their home, condo, apartment or business safe.

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.

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 cleaning:

  • 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 you find that your laundry items are still damp at the end of a timed drying cycle?

If you see any of these signs, your dryer vent needs 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, cleaning lint from inside 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.

Mobile Dryer Vent Cleaning Service in Jacksonville Florida

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.

On the day of your appointment, we bring our vent duct cleaning equipment in our van. A typical dryer vent cleaning job can usually be accomplished in about an hour.

Our mobile dryer vent cleaning service includes:

  • rotating brush, cleaning lint from inside a dryer venta thorough cleaning of the dryer vent flow path with a rotary brush; we clean from the dryer, through the ductwork, and up on the roof or out to the outdoor exhaust cap
  • inspecting the flexible ducting between the dryer and the wall mount for wear and damage
  • an inspection of the flexible ducting clamps to the dryer and the wall mount for fit and function
  • inspecting the outside dryer vent exhaust cap to make sure it operates freely and fully closes (to keep birds, bats, snakes, mice, rats, or other pests out of your home)

If we find any problems during our dryer vent inspection, we inform our client. We carry a selection of typical repair parts (such as flexible ducting and clamps) on our truck, so we can fix many common problems while we are at the client’s home or business.

90 degree metal dryer vent duct elbowIf we find that you are having problems with your solid metal dryer ductwork, no problem!

A Lint Free Vent can re-route or repair solid metal dryer vent ductwork. After we inspect your ductwork, we can give you a free estimate for the re-routing, repairs or replacement work that we recommend.

Here’s an informative video about dryer vent cleaning, shared by Angie’s List.

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.

Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning – Jacksonville Florida

Laundrymat dryers with cleaned vent ductsA Lint Free Vent provides residential dryer vent cleaning and commercial dryer vent cleaning to people in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

  • Just like your home or condo dryer vent needs the lint cleaned out each year, commercial dryer vents need regular cleaning out, too!

We recently cleaned out the lint that had collected in the vents from commercial dryers in a laundrymat, here in Jacksonville.

Many customers at the laundrymat means lots of loads of laundry washed and dried, which results in layers of lint collecting in the dryer vents.

We thoroughly cleaned the lint from each vent duct, from the dryer to the vent cap, with our rotating brush. A rotating brush is the best way to clean lint from dryer vents.

Commercial dryer vent cleaning will save the laundrymat owner money – the dryers won’t have to run as long to dry a load of laundry. The cleaned dryer vents will also save clients money and time too. A clean dryer vent means it won’t take clients more time to dry their laundry and that means drying their laundry won’t cost them more money!

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.

Eddie Kyles is the owner/operator of A Lint Free Vent

Eddie Kyles - owner of A Lint Free VentLet Eddie and A Lint Free Vent help you start saving money! Call 904.537.1483 to schedule an appointment for a dryer vent duct cleaning. You can also Contact us for an appointment or to answer questions you may have about our dryer vent cleaning services.