Dryer Vent Cleaning
If you have not had your dryer vent cleaned in the last year then it’s time. Your dryer vent is designed to move the warm damp air from your dryer to the outside. The typical dryer vent is made from an aluminum or galvanized steel rigid metal duct. These metal sections can be quite long, contain bends and turns, and are screwed together. Any type of lint that gets past your dryer filter ends up catching on these screws and where ever the duct connects to the next section. This lint builds up in your dryer vent line and restricts the clothes dryer from venting properly.
How often should a dryer vent be cleaned?
It depends on how much you use your dryer and the quality of your dryer filter. They should be cleaned at least once a year, ideally twice a year.
What happens if you skip your dryer vent cleaning?
Your clothes will take much longer to dry. A clogged dryer vent greatly reduces the efficiency of your clothes dryer and puts strain on your heating element which can burn out resulting in costly repairs.
What are the dangers of not cleaning your dryer vent?
Carbon Monoxide Buildup – If you have a gas dryer with a clogged dryer vent there is a greater chance of carbon monoxide leakage. Any kind of clog causing back pressure in the dryer vent means that burnt gasses can escape out of the vent connections. Carbon monoxide is colorless and odorless and can potentially build up to dangerous levels inside the room where the appliance is located.
Pest Intrusion – You might not imagine that this can happen but your dryer vent is a warm, cozy, enclosed environment that is perfect for bugs, mice, rats, and other outdoor critters to live in. If you don’t clean your dryer vent regularly you won’t know they are hanging out in there.
House Fire – Clogged dryer vents are the number one cause of house fires! Every year over 2900 homes suffer the consequences of dryer vent fires.
How is a dryer vent cleaned?
We disconnect the dryer from the horizontal vent and run a dryer vent cleaning brush up this section all the way to the end. The entire run is vacuumed until all lint material is gone. The flexible venting is cleaned out and the inside of the dryer is cleaned. We check the dryer vent hood to make sure it’s not clogged and operating properly. Everything is reconnected and tested.
need dryer vent cleaning in Albuquerque?
If you have not had a dryer vent cleaning done in the last year then now is the time. Get in touch with our team at Central Plumbing to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today. The process takes about an hour to complete. Schedule a fast and friendly dryer vent cleaning in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, and Corrales. Protect your home and appliance and schedule a dryer vent cleaning today.