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.
A 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.
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.
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?
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.
Our 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.
Call 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:
a 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.
If 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.