Dryer Vent Cleaning Services Southport NC
Dryer vents will become clogged or dirty over time. Lint from clothes, animal and human hair, and whatever is left in your pocket will oftentimes survive the washing machine. As clothing tumbles around inside the dryer the debris and lint from clothing becomes air born. As the dryer’s air escapes through the ventilation system, damp debris and lint follow. Damp lint will have a tendency to adhere to the ventilation system’s outside walls. Over time, the lint decreases the air flow, making the dryer run harder and may even limit air from escaping altogether.
Dryer vents that are clogged with lint cause unneeded wear and tear on dryer parts, leading to expensive repairs. What sort of repairs? A dryer will suck air in from behind the dryer. This air will pass an element similar to that of your oven.
The air will blow through the tumbling clothing then through the system of ventilation. If this hot air has no place to go or is limited the dryer starts heating up. This air inside the dryer will become hotter yet it does not dry the clothes because no moisture is getting released through the vents.
A dryer contains sensors which will blow as the dryer attains a specific temperature. The result is a pricey repair cost.
In addition, when the dryer is working harder due to lack and inefficiency of air flow, a dryer is going to consume more energy, and result in higher electric or gas bills.
Clogged Dryer Vent Maintenance
Also, clogged dryer vents may pose as a possible fire hazard. Lint is extremely flammable. When dryer vents clog, the space that surrounds the dryer typically will accumulate a fair amount of lint. As a dryer sucks air in to be heated, lint also would be sucked up passing through a heating element. It could create a dangerous fire hazard. In fact, clogged dryer vents are the cause of more than 15,000 house fires each year!
What can you do?
• Clean your lint trap after EVERY laundry load.
• Inspect your vent outside to ensure it is not clogged or birds haven’t made the vent a home.
• Pay close attention to the dryer’s condition. Inspect the space that surrounds the dryer, which includes the electrical connections or gas connections.
• Have all kinked hoses or plastic hoses replaced with the correct metal hoses.
• NEVER leave a dryer running if you are not home.
• Routine maintenance ensures the dryer lasts several years.
Regular dryer maintenance and inspections are suggested by every manufacturer. They suggest getting the dryer vents cleaned by an expert every 12 - 18 months. An expert will have the ability to scrape all the lint out which has built up inside the ventilation system and dryer. Also, an inspection by an expert will ensure that the dryer will operate safely and efficiently.
For more information on dryer vent cleaning, Jamerson Appliance Repair at (910) 351-0293.
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You might have a dryer vent that is clogged. Jamerson Appliance Repair specializes in extracting lint from commercial and residential dryer vents. Whether you have a stackable dryer, outdoor or indoor dryer, a gas or electric dryer we are able to help you if the dryer isn’t completely drying your clothes. We provide lint extraction services for the majority of dryers. Once a dryer vent gets clogged the air flow is vastly minimized, reducing the heat that is applied inside the dryer and your clothing will only partly dry. If the air flow gets decreased there’s a higher opportunity of having a fire in the dryer. Dryer vent filters, as well as using a lint catcher for the dryer vent usually won’t solve the issue. Over a period of time, the dryer pipe or dryer vent may get grossly clogged with lint. Once that happens you should get the vent cleaned by a professional.
Call Now to Schedule Your Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
The number one cause of residential dryer fires was not cleaning dryer vents, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The accumulation of lint in the dryer vent may cause a fire in your home. Every year dryer fires account for approximately 15,600 building fires every year, 15 deaths, and 400 injuries. According to the U.S. Fire Administration dryers may be blamed for more than $100M in losses each year. Few homeowners recognize the vast danger in not cleaning a dryer vent on a consistent basis. A lot of homeowners rely on simply the filter and lint trap to collect all of the lint. Unfortunately those safeguards do not collect all the lint. Typically, a dryer fire happens once highly flammable lint becomes caught inside the dryer vent and gets heated to the point in which it ignites.
In order to keep your loved ones safe, and if you see that the dryer doesn’t dry your clothing all of the way, the dryer takes too long to dry, or the dryer isn’t drying your garments well, we welcome you to get in touch with Jamerson Appliance Repair. Our dryer vent professionals will work rapidly to get the dryer vent lint free!
What are the benefits of getting your dryer vent cleaned?
- Save your home: The main reason for dryer fires includes the lint and dust that accumulates in your dryer vent. Jamerson Appliance Repair can remove clogs and lint build up.
- Save your money: A dirty dryer vent makes the dryer work harder and longer. It will waste money and energy! Begin to save on your utility bill with a professional dryer vent cleaning.
- Save time: Dirty vents cause the dryer loads to take a longer period of time to dry, or cause you to run the dryer several times to get the clothes dry.
- Save your life: In addition to the obvious danger of fire, clogged dryer vents may cause carbon monoxide to leak into the house and lead to mold growth
For more information on dryer vent cleaning, call us (910) 351-0293.