Dryer Vent Cleaning
Cut your drying time in half
There's a hidden fire hazard in almost every home...it's the dryer vent!
Most of us do laundry every week, and never even think twice about it.
But what you don’t know about your clothes dryer, could hurt you. Over time, your dryer vent fills with lint that sneaks by your dryer's filter. Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers. Isolated incident? Not at all. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 15,000 dryer related fires occur each year causing an estimated 97 million dollars in property loss.
- Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal this may be a sign that the screen or the exhaust duct is blocked.
- Have your dryer vents professionally cleaned every six months to one year depending on the length and type of vent. Our technicians can get into the machine and thru the dryer venting to make sure a fire hazard isn’t “looming” around the corner.
Here at Chappel’s we have seen a great need for this service. Especially in the new front load dryers. If the vent is not kept clean, or you have a long run, the drying times increase dramatically, which raises your utility bills and can takes twice as long to complete your laundry.
You can now add dryer vent cleaning to your PMA (planned Maintenance Agreement) and we will automatically clean your dryer vent in spring or fall or both.
The Dryer Facts
When it comes to dryers, where is the perfect installation with little to no duct length? The reality which homeowners have to work with is far from perfect. A short dryer duct length is not always possible. This is where Dryer Boosters can help.
Under prime conditions, clothes dryers should dry clothing in a timely fashion. Problems occur when dryers are connected to long runs of duct work. This is the reason why most dryers are located against outside walls. The exhausted air is vented directly to the outside.
Many dryer installations do not allow direct venting and the typical dryer cannot operate efficiently against the resistance created by the necessary duct work. The results are longer drying times, higher energy usage and costs, and excessive wear and tear on the dryer.
Chappel’s now has dryer boosters we can install for long runs and front loaders to help clothes dry faster. Cut drying time in half and save you money.