Your dryer vent is an essential part of your home’s laundry system, transporting the accumulated hot air and moisture away from your house. For this reason, cleaning your dryer vent should be high on your list of priorities to increase your dryer’s efficiency. After all, nothing quite ruins your day like expecting a laundry load to be ready only to open the door and feel a bunch of damp jeans and t-shirts.
Yet it’s not just efficiency and money-saving matters that necessitate getting dryer vents cleaned. Unclean dryer vents are also serious safety hazards. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association considers dryer vent lint buildup such a significant cause of house fires that it released an official guide to dryer safety tips.
At First Coast Home Pros, our Yulee dryer vent cleaning is top-notch. We make sure to clean both the exterior and interior parts of your ventilation system, removing detritus and lint build-up to keep your home safe. Call our office at (904) 383-7721 or fill out the form on our contact page to get in touch with us. We’ll schedule your dryer vent cleaning service at a time convenient for you.
How We Clean Your Dryer Vents
When you go with the Pros, you get professional-level cleaning solutions. We not only get rid of the visible clogs in your dryer vent system, but we also test your dryer to ensure that it is operating as it should. Below are some of the key elements of our process.
Our Push/Pull Method
In order to really get at the debris clogging your dryer vent, we use what we call a push/pull extraction method. Our technicians use both:
- Compressed air equipment
- High-powered vacuums
The compressed air equipment we operate has brush and whip attachments as well, allowing us to knock loose the debris that clings to the sides of your dryer vent’s interior. Often, lint gets trapped in these areas, where it eventually grows mold due to the hot, moist environment.
Then, once we’ve knocked everything free with compressed air, our vacuum system sucks it all away. Voila! Clean, efficient dryer vents.
Specialized Tools for the Job
Not only do we have equipment for our push/pull system, but we also are able to adapt these techniques to your dryer vent’s specifications. Depending on how your house is built, the dryer vent can exit in a variety of complicated-to-reach areas, including:
- Below your home
- On your roof
- At the side or back of your house
No matter where your dryer vent’s exit is located, we have the equipment to get the job done.
A Thorough Functionality Assessment
Finally, when we’re finished cleaning your dryer vent, we don’t just hope for the best and leave. Instead, we use an advanced thermal anemometer to check how your dryer is working. In most situations, your dryer vent should be producing about 96 cubic feet of air every minute while propelling that air at a rate of 1,100 feet per minute. This is according to dryer vent manufacturers, and it represents the ideal, safe velocity at which your dryer vent should be operating.
By checking on this before we leave, we help to ensure that we’ve done a thorough cleaning job. If your dryer vent is not performing to these standards, it might mean there is still debris clogging it, or it might mean that you need a repair or replacement. We’ll conduct an inspection to see what the problem is and try to fix it, if possible.
When You Need a Dryer Vent Cleaning
They say that “knowing is half the battle,” and when it comes to dryer vents and other cleaning services, that’s not far from the truth. The first step is knowing when you need dryer vent cleaning services. After all, you don’t want to shell out money if it isn’t necessary!
Typically, you should get your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once per year. However, some signs that you might be due for a cleaning include:
- Clothes take longer than usual to dry.
- When you use your dryer, it smells like something is burning.
- Your dryer heats your room significantly.
- Your dryer gets unusually hot after use.
Get Your Yulee Dryer Vent Cleaned Today
If you live in Yulee and need your dryer vent cleaned, look no further than First Coast Home Pros. We are certified by The Clean Trust (also known as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC)), the leading evaluator of cleaning services in the United States and abroad.
Ready to schedule your dryer vent cleaning? Call the Yulee technicians at First Coast Home Pros today by dialing (904) 383-7721. You can also fill out the form on our contact page and one of our representatives will be in touch with you as soon as possible.