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How to Prevent a House Fire and Save Money by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Duct

Dirty dryer ducts are something most homeowners overlook. 

They are not just yucky, but they are actually a major fire hazard

Dryer vent cleaning is an important and very affordable service that can help you prevent a house fire.


How to Prevent a House Fire and Save Money by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Duct northern va

Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Duct

Dirty dryer ducts are something most homeowners overlook. Dirty ducts are not just yucky, but are actually a major fire hazard! Did you know that one of the most common causes of house fires today is not what you would typically think, it is actually lint-filled dryer ductwork! Moreover, a soiled dryer duct can also take a toll on your energy bill costing you extra money.


When a dryer is connected to a duct clogged with lint and other debris it cannot function properly. Most notably, you will find that dryer takes a long time to dry a load. If your dryer needs two and three cycles to dry your clothes, chances are you have mucky ductwork.


How Dryer Vents Become A Fire Hazard

Dryer vents become clogged over an extended period of time, especially if you do not clean the vent inside your dryer regularly. What happens is the duct that the dryer vent is connected to--the one that runs between your dryer and the exterior of your home—becomes clogged with debris. When this occurs, the clog builds up and overheats creating a fire hazard, particularly if a flammable plastic connector hose from the dryer to the wall connector is being used. Not only is the duct a fire hazard, but it is a major energy drain, which can cost you big bucks! Most people do not realize that clothes dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate. The longer it runs the more money it costs you.


How To Clean A Dryer Vent Cleaning

Cleaning the duct between your dryer and the exterior of your home is difficult unless you have the right equipment. You really should look to a professional to clean your dryer vent exhaust duct because it is an important service. The good news is that it is a really affordable service and well worth it if you are experiencing problems with your dryer. If your ducts are clogged, not only is it a fire hazard and a waste of energy, you are also more likely to get moisture in your system, which can lead to corrosion and water damage. In our experience, we commonly remove upwards of 2-5 gallons of lint and 2-4 gallons of water from dryer ducts when we clean them.


How the Duct is cleaned

  • A mechanical brush is attached to flexible cable through the duct system and the connector hose is cleaned out
  • Air pressure is blown through the ducting to remove lint residue after brushing
  • Lint trap screen vacuum is cleaned
  • The exhaust pressure of the outside vent is checked after the system is brushed out

How to Find the Best Dryer Vent Cleaner

When hiring a service provider to clean your dryer vent duct, you need to hire an honest and reputable company that will charge you a fair price. Our advice is not to waste your money with unqualified companies and scammers and instead use a service provider that will not only charge you a fair rate, but one that is accredited with NADCA, active in industry organizations like NARPM, has a good online reputation, and will offer you honest information about what is really going with your dryer vent system. A Plus Enviro-Services is a professional residential air duct and vent cleaning company that is highly qualified and trained in residential dryer vent cleaning. We service commercial dryer facilities, townhomes, condominiums, apartments, duplexes, and single-family homes. Hire the best in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C., and Maryland region today!. Of course, we think that A Plus Enviro-Services is your best local provider for the job. However, more importantly, we want you to get honest service which means we will come out to your house and educate you even if you do not hire us for the job. We are that committed to protecting homeowners and our industry. We will also give you a free and fair estimate. Give us a call today!


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