Dryer Vent Cleaning
Even if you clean the removable lint filter in your dryer every single time you use it, lint still builds up in the dryer vent or duct. This build up can restrict airflow, cause the dryer to overheat, which in turn could cause the lint to ignite, starting a house fire.
The National Fire Protection Agency released the statistic that the leading factor in home fires caused by dryers was failure to clean the dryer vent. It’s dangerous and potentially life threatening to go too long without a dryer vent cleaning from a professional. At 4 Service Pros, we have decades of experience cleaning dryer vents and can help make sure yours is operating efficiently and safely.
Warning Signs That Your Dryer Vent Needs Cleaning
We recommend having your dryer vent professionally cleaned once a year, depending on the size of your household and the dryer’s weekly usage. However, if you notice any of the following signs, it could mean that your dryer needs to be cleaned sooner:
- The outside of your dryer gets very hot when in use.
- Burning smell in laundry room after use.
- Low exhaust velocity (indicated by limited movement of the outside exhaust vent flapper)
- Clothes aren’t drying fully or they take longer to dry.
- Clothes are warmer than usual after cycle has ended.
Any one of these signs is enough to give a professional a call to get a professional opinion.
Our Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
Only a skilled professional will be able to ensure the dryer cleaning job is done right. We pride ourselves on a thorough duct cleaning job, including vacuuming the duct work and resealing all ducts that were adjusted during cleaning. After we’re through, your dryer should be heating more efficiently and your risk of dryer fire should be reduced.