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Clogged and Rusted Through Dryer Vent in Mandarin

A homeowner in the Mandarin neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida called A Lint Free Vent 904.537.1483. She was having problems with her dryer:

  • Her dryer got hot to the touch on top during a drying cycle.
  • It took several cycles to dry a load of laundry.
  • It had been 3 or 4 years since she had her dryer vent cleaned.
  • She was afraid of a fire caused by her hot dryer.

When we pulled the dryer away from the wall, the dryer vent fell apart! Moisture from the dryer exhaust had collected in the lint clog in the curve of the dryer vent duct. Over the years, this moisture had corroded through the dryer vent duct!

We thoroughly cleaned the dryer vent, all the way to the vent cap, with our rotary brush. (The rotary brush tool is the preferred method for thorough dryer vent cleaning.) We installed a new dryer vent duct, from the dryer to the wall duct connector. Now our client’s dryer is drying laundry as it should, and not getting hot to the touch.

Our client said she was very happy to get her dryer vent repaired and cleaned, and to have her dryer running normally again. She asked us to put her on our A Lint Free Vent calendar for an annual dryer vent cleaning, starting next 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.

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!

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.