Amazing Air Duct Kannapolis also provide dryer vent cleaning in Kannapolis NC.
When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? For most of us, this is one of the last things on our minds, especially when our dryers continue to function normally. It’s also easy to forget how often we our dryers. The truth of the matter, is that dryer maintenance goes beyond the machine. Your dryer vent is a larger and more important extension of your unit because it is what directs the hot airflow from your dryer to outside of your home. With all of dust particles and fiber that sheds from our clothes during each cycle, debris inevitably gets stuck in the vent. Failing to clean your dryer vents regularly can create a cascade of serious problems, including fire risk. Here’s everything you need to know about having your dryer vents serviced, what to expect from a hired professional, and why this type of service is so important.
What happens during a dryer vent cleaning?
During this kind of in-home service, a technician will begin by locating the connection between your dryer unit and the air duct. Once detached, the technician works to remove any lint or debris that is found inside the duct between the connection point and all the way through to the output. Additionally, it is a technician’s responsibility to inspect the structural integrity of your dryer duct system, making sure to address any leaks or loose components. A good technician will also have the ability to run a series of tests, making sure that the dryer and the duct are working together in perfect harmony.
What happens when I forget to service my dryer vent?
There’s a reason why experienced campers will often pack dryer lint for backpacking trips— it’s an excellent fire starter. While lint can be great for emergency kits, it is not something you want sitting around in your dryer vent. If your dryer malfunctions and creates any sort of spark, that lint in your duct system could end up setting your entire house on fire. Built up debris also restricts airflow, which can have adverse affects on your dryer unit and shorten the life of your machine. Having your dryer vent serviced is also a great opportunity to spot out any potential leaks in your ventilation system, which can cause heat loss and wasted energy.
Why should I hire a professional?
You can find many articles online about “do-it-yourself” dryer vent cleaning. While it is possible to buy certain equipment to clean your own dryer vent, it is not recommended. You probably wouldn’t try and repair your own electrical wiring— no, you’d hire an electrician instead because the cost of hiring someone is far less compared to the risk of electrocution. You can apply this same mentality to dryer vent cleaning. When you hire a professional for this service, you will have great peace of mind. A reputable company will be properly insured, up to date with regulation and code requirements, along with state-of-the-art equipment and the knowledge of proper techniques. Remember that professional dryer vent technicians have seen hundreds, if not thousands of dryer vents. They will know what to watch out for and how to get the job done.
How often should I schedule this service? What should I do in between services?
To keep your entire system functioning properly and up to code, most experts recommend having your dryer vent cleaned once or twice per year. It all depends on how often you use your dryer, and how good you are about cleaning out the lint trap in your machine. This is first line of defense against build up in your ducts. If you want to minimize the need for professional cleanings, you’ll want to get in the habit of checking your lint trap before and after each and every cycle. Another thing you can start doing is to periodically disconnect your dryer from the base of the duct and check for visible dust and debris. If you have a shop vacuum, you can try sticking the suction head as far up as it can go to maintain lint build up in between cleanings.
How do I make sure I’m hiring a reputable company?
Look for companies that are certified by the National Air Duct Cleaners Association. A reputable dryer vent business will also be fully insured, licensed, and bonded. Some offer free in-home consultations, as well as a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You should choose a company that will treat your home and your dryer system with impeccable care.
For more information about dryer vent cleaning in Kannapolis NC call us at: 704-216-1027