Dryer Vent Cleaning in Greenville, SC
Over 15,000 structures are damaged by dryer vent fires every year. Lint and debris build up in your dryer exhaust/vent system and can become a fire hazard. It can also restrict air flow, making your dryer work harder and become less effective.
Our certified technicians use the latest technology and equipment to clean the vent system, which can:
- Help prevent fire cause by lint buildup
- Improve system performance
- Save energy
- Extend the life of your appliance
- Mold removal that may be in the dryer exhaust
Why dryer vent cleaning is necessary?
Dryer vent cleaning is extremely important for many reasons. The most serious reason for regular cleaning is to mitigate the risk of fires from lint buildup. Dryer vent fires damage more than 15,000 buildings each year, and they can easily be prevented with periodic cleaning and maintenance. Professional dryer vent cleaning also improves the performance of the system and extends the life of your dryer. This saves energy and money, and most importantly, keeps you and your home safe from fire.
How often should my dryer vent be cleaned?
Many people don’t realize the importance of regularly cleaning dryer vents. It is an easy thing to overlook, until you start having issues with your dryer. To prevent against maintenance issues, as well as the risk of fire, dryer vents should be inspected and cleaned at least every six to twelve months. Additionally, if you notice that your clothes are taking longer to dry than usual, or if you smell a strange odor coming from your clothes or the dryer, this could be an indication that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned. Professional cleaning is best as certified technicians will have the equipment and knowledge to effectively maintain the vent system.
I clean my lint screen each time my dryer is used. Do I still need to have the vent cleaned?
While cleaning your lint screen is crucial to keeping your dryer working efficiently, it does not negate the need to have dryer vents cleaned at least once a year. The buildup of lint in a dryer vent will affect the performance of your dryer, but more seriously, it can also be a potential fire hazard. If your dryer takes longer to dry clothes than it used to, your clothes are unusually hot when you remove them from the dryer, or they have a strange smell, these can all be signs that your dryer vent is clogged. If you notice any of these signs, or if it has been over a year since your dryer vent has been cleaned, have a professional come out to do an inspection and cleaning.