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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, cleaning lint from inside a 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.

Regular Dryer Vent Cleaning Is Better

The neighbor of one of our clients asked A Lint Free Vent to clean their dryer vent, too.

roof dryer vent cap with stuck flapperThe neighbor had not had their dryer vent cleaned in several years, but they thought the dryer vent didn’t need cleaning because they were not seeing lint blown out the dryer vent cap and onto their roof.

We went up on the roof to make sure the dryer vent cap was not somehow restricted. We found this model dryer vent cap has a flapper inside. The flapper was supposed to open while the dryer was running, and then close when the dryer stopped. Apparently, the flapper had been jammed in the cap since it had been installed (several years ago), and no lint could come out. That was why the clients never saw lint blowing out onto their roof.

lint from dryer vent duct with stuck roof vent cap flapperWe unstuck the dryer vent cap flapper, and then cleaned several years worth of lint from the dryer vent ductwork.

Our client’s dryer thoroughly dries a load of laundry much more quickly now! And our client is very happy they avoided a potential fire in their dryer vent duct from all of the lint which had collected in it.

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.

Spring Dryer Vent Cleaning – 2019

Spring flowers - ImpatiensSprouting plants and blossoming flowers; springtime is invigorating! Many people like to clean their residences and businesses, inside and out each spring.

And it’s a good time to remember to get your dryer vent cleaned, too! Regular dryer vent cleaning helps prevent the moist lint that comes lose while drying laundry, from clogging up your dryer vent. A restricted dryer vent means longer time to dry a load of laundry, and your dryer works harder, too!

If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida area, just call Eddie Kyles at A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to make an appointment to get your residential or commercial dryer vent thoroughly cleaned. Eddie uses a rotating brush to remove the lint; the preferred method recommended.

In one home this spring, Eddie found the dryer vent pipe clogged with dirt! The vent duct went outside to a “shepherd’s hook” which will usually keep dirt and other foreign material out of the ductwork, but not this time! That dryer is working much more efficiently now!

And in another home, Eddie checked the dryer inside filter (prior to starting to clean the dryer vent duct) and found the filter was packed solid with lint! The client said they did not know that there was a filter in the dryer, that needed to be cleaned after each use. They had never cleaned the dryer inside filter since they purchased the dryer! Cleaning the lint from that inside filter made a big difference in how quickly the dryer finished a load of laundry!

One client said the dryer vent in their home had not been cleaned out “for a while”. As Eddie started to clean out that dryer vent, more and more lint came out. So much lint came out of that dryer vent, there must have only been a very little flow of dryer exhaust air going through it. A clogged dryer vent can be a fire hazard. The client stated it usually had taken several dryer cycles to get a load of laundry to dry. That was one very, very clogged dryer vent! And that dryer will be performing much better now that the vent is cleaned out.

If your dryer is taking longer and longer to dry a load of laundry, or if 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 to get your spring dryer vent cleaning.

And 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!

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.

Hot Dryer – Restricted Dryer Vent – Baymeadows in Jacksonville FL

The owner of a 3rd floor condo in the Baymeadows neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida recently called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 to clean the dryer vent in her home. Pulling the dryer away from the wall to access and begin cleaning the dryer vent, we could see scorch marks on the back of the dryer!

These scorch marks were caused by the dryer heaters overheating during drying cycles! The dryer vent was so restricted by lint that had built up in the vent duct, that the dryer heating elements were overheating, causing those scorch marks on the outside of the dryer!

The client was surprised to see the scorch marks on the back of the dryer. She said she was thankful to get the dryer vent professionally cleaned, avoiding a dryer fire in her condo!

Dryer vents should have the lint professionally cleaned out on a regular, periodic basis. The frequency depends on how often you dry laundry and what type of materials that you dry. We suggest getting your dryer vent cleaned at least once each year is a good standard to start with. Your dryer vent cleaning professional will be able to tell you if you need more frequent or less frequent dryer vent cleanings after they have finished cleaning your vent.

Lint collected in a flexible dryer vent ductA restricted dryer vent is usually caused by lint; little, short, fine fibers of fabric that separate from laundry during a dryer’s drying cycle. This lint from drying laundry is moist, causing it to collect in the exhaust path of dryer exhaust vent ducting each time the dryer is used. As lint collects, it increases the time it takes to dry items, and decreases the efficiency of the dryer.

As lint collects inside the vent duct, it dries and becomes flammable and restricted dryer vents cause dryers to overheat. Collected lint accumulations in dryer vent ducts can cause house fires, and even deaths.

When was the last time you got your dryer vent cleaned? Avoid a dryer fire and keep your dryer vent from becoming clogged with lint by calling Eddie Kyles at A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483 for an appointment for an annual dryer vent cleaning, or Contact Us.

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.

Save Money – Get Your Dryer Vent Professionally Cleaned

A Lint Free Vent Dryer Vent Cleaning Service - logoYou will save money all year long when you get your dryer vent professionally cleaned on a regular schedule by A Lint Free Vent of Jacksonville, Florida!

A little information about our Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

1. A professionally cleaned, free flowing dryer vent allows your laundry to dry more quickly. This saves time in your day and saves you money on your utility bill. It takes less energy to dry your laundry when your dryer vent duct is clean.

2. A cleaned dryer vent will save you money on repairs and on more frequent replacement cost for your dryer. The lint that collects in your dryer vent makes your dryer work harder to remove the moisture from your laundry. A dryer that is working harder to dry each load of laundry will result in more maintenance and repair costs. And a dryer that has to work harder during each drying cycle will need to be replaced sooner than it should.

Fire Department fighting a house fire at night3. Regular, professional dryer vent cleaning  removes the build up of lint in the dryer exhaust vent that causes house fires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends homeowners have their dryer vents cleaned annually. Even with insurance, some things in your home or office cannot be replaced. And there is also the disruption of your life while you recover from the devastation of a fire; weeks of repair and recovery can be saved by having A Lint Free Vent perform a professional annual dryer vent cleaning.

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.

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.