When was the last time you had your dryer vents professionally cleaned in your Jacksonville Beach home? If the answer is never, call First Coast Home Pros at (904) 383-7721 or fill out the form right now to schedule this important service. Here’s why:

Clogged Dryer Vents Cause Fires

Failure to clean the dryer is the leading cause (34%) of home clothes dryer fires. There are more than 2,900 home clothes dryer fires reported each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Those result in deaths, injuries, and millions of dollars in property loss. It is a given that you need to clean the dryer lint trap after each time you use your dryer. But lint blows around and gets lodged further down in the vent pipe. As time goes on, it sticks throughout the entire vent system. That lint is impossible to reach without professional tools. Dryer temperatures can reach up to 135 degrees during each use and dryer lint is highly flammable. High temperatures, moving air, and a combustible substance are a recipe for disaster. If your dryer catches on fire and you’re lucky, you’ll be able to walk away safely, with damage to just one area of your home. The worst-case scenario can result in far wider damage. Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned is always a good investment.

Clogged Dryer Vents Are Costing You Money

A clogged dryer vent means a less efficient clothes dryer. Clogs and blockages in the venting system allow less air (or no air) to circulate through. That means your clothes take a long time to dry or don’t get dry at all. Running your dryer constantly in order to dry clothes is not only a safety hazard, but it also takes a big chunk out of your energy bill. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has an energy usage calculator so you can see how much energy your clothes dryer is using. The more hours you’re using your clothes dryer, the more urgent the need to have the dryer vents professionally cleaned. When you keep your dryer operating at maximum efficiency, you will save money.

Proper Dryer Vent Maintenance

For average home usage, it is usually sufficient to have the dryer vent professionally cleaned every year or two.

  • Clean your lint trap after each and every time the dryer is used.
  • A few times each year, vacuum out the lint trap as best as you can as well as vacuuming behind the clothes dryer.
  • Make sure your dryer is venting to the outside of your home and that the outside vent is free from lint and debris.
  • If you feel like your dryer is taking longer to get clothes completely dry, have the vents cleaned professionally as soon as possible. In many cases, the issue is not with the dryer itself, but with clogged, dirty vents unable to circulate air.

If you’re selling your home, sometimes a dryer vent cleaning is required or recommended by home inspectors. Clean dryer vents and a clothes dryer in tip-top working shape are also good selling points. If you’ve recently purchased a new home, do not use the dryer without first having the vents professionally cleaned.

Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

One of the reasons professional dryer vent cleaning is so effective is due to the special equipment used during the process. Industrial strength vacuums, compressed air equipment, attachments such as brushes and whips are all vital in being able to both push and pull all the lint and debris out of your dryer vent system. The specialized techniques used by the First Coast Home Pros experts actually clean your entire system twice: once from the inside and again from the outside. Our technicians first test your system to ensure your dryer and vents are realizing correct air velocity and volume. All dryer vents and ducting, both inside and out, are checked and cleaned and we make sure all areas around the front, back, and outside of the dryer are cleaned up before we complete the job. And we guarantee our dryer vent cleaning service 100% for an entire week after completion to assure you have time to properly utilize and test your clothes dryer and make sure the job was done to your satisfaction.

Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning Now for Your Jacksonville Beach Home

Saving money on your energy bills is a great benefit to having your dryer vent professionally cleaned. Saving your life, your family’s lives, and your home is critical and priceless. Don’t become a statistic, don’t let a dryer vent fire devastate everything. Call First Coast Home Pros at (904) 383-7721 or fill out the form to schedule a dryer vent cleaning. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for more important home maintenance information and exclusive special offers.