We Offer Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Services To Our Neighbors In Portland
Many homeowners are aware of the fire hazards associated with chimney neglect, but we often forget about other fire hazards in our homes such as electrical and appliances. One of the appliances that gets overlooked is the clothes dryer, which is actually responsible for over 15,000 fires annually. Both gas and electric dryers can be fire hazards when neglected, which is why proper dryer vent installation and cleaning are so important. Is your dryer well taken care of? American Chimney & Masonry offers a variety of services designed to keep your dryer in proper working order. Our technicians are trained to provide expert installation, repair and cleaning services, and can help keep your dryer working as safely and as efficiently as possible.
The Importance Of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned can protect you from the following:
- Fire Hazard: It has been established that lint left in vent lines causes over 15,000 house fires each year in the US alone. Even if you regularly clean out your lint trap, there are nooks, crannies, and turns within your dryer vent lines that can accumulate quite a bit of lint over time. If this lint isn’t professionally removed, it can restrict air flow, causing the dryer to run longer and at higher temperatures in order to thoroughly dry your laundry. These higher temperatures can easily ignite the lint within the vent lines and cause a rapidly-spreading house fire.
- Dryer Inefficiency/Energy & Money Waste: Dryers with clogged vents will not have adequate air flow to work as efficiently as they were designed to. You may notice that your clothes take longer to dry and that they are hotter or damper than usual at the end of a cycle. Not only does running your clogged dryer for several cycles in a row waste energy and lead to higher utility bills – it can also be hard on (and shorten the life of) your dryer and your laundry.
- Carbon Monoxide: In addition to the fire hazard and energy waste associated with a dirty dryer vent, carbon monoxide poisoning can also be a risk. When a dryer isn’t exhausting properly to the outside, dangerous carbon monoxide can leak back into the home’s air supply. Because this gas is odorless and invisible, it can cause serious health problems (and even death) before it’s even detected in the home.
Trust American Chimney & Masonry To Clean Your Dryer Vents
Here at American Chimney & Masonry, our technicians are extensively trained in proper dryer vent cleaning services. We use tools specifically designed to clean dryer vents and can make sure your system is thoroughly cleaned and able to properly exhaust. We’ll even measure airflow before and after the cleaning process to determine the effectiveness of the cleaning. No matter how long your vent line, our technicians can get the job done safely and efficiently.
For more information on our dryer vent cleaning services, please call us at 503-644-0393. We can answer any questions you may have and get you set up with an appointment with one of our expert dryer technicians. Call or click here to schedule an appointment today!