A lack of routine maintenance could put your home at risk for a fire if you don’t regularly clean your lint filter and dryer vent. Every year clothes dryers cause many home fires and aside from being a fire hazard, a dirty dryer vent can increase drying time and spike energy costs.

Signs of Lint Buildup

  • Is your laundry taking longer to dry?
  • Do you have to run the same load twice?
  • Is the top of your dryer hot to the touch after each use?

When there’s a buildup of lint, airflow is restricted, which can lead to overheating. If the air inside the duct gets hot enough, it can ignite the lint and cause a dryer fire.

Eugene Dryer Vent Cleaning

Benefits of professionally cleaned dryer vents:

Reduced Fire Risk

The obvious benefit of having a professional dryer vent cleaning is to reduce your fire risk. Lint is an extremely flammable substance, and an estimated 2,900 dryer fires are reported each year causing fatalities, injury and property damage. While cleaning the dryer trap yourself is a good start, it’s no substitute for a deep professional cleaning.

Fewer Repairs

Clogged dryer vents put a lot of wear and tear on an appliance which can lead to a higher risk of a breakdown. Dryers aren’t cheap and over time, repair costs start to add up, eventually costing more than a professional cleaning or even a new dryer.

Shorter Drying Times

Clogged dryer vents take more time to dry your clothes. That’s because lint buildup makes it difficult for the humid air to escape, allowing moisture to persist. Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned can shorten drying times and you’ll spend less time waiting on those clean clothes.

Lower Energy Bills

When your dryer takes longer to dry clothes due to a lint clog, it ends up using more energy. Having your dryer vents regularly maintained means higher energy efficiency, lower energy bills, and less money spent just to dry your clothes.

For more information, visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/clothes_dryers.html

Cleaning Dryer Vent

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How Duct Cleaning Works

Our technicians will do a thorough inspection of your heating and air conditioning systems in order to determine where molds and other debris may be located. Imaging devices allow us to gain a full picture of your ducts. The duct cleaning process involves a variety of tools. First, vacuums and hand tools are used to loosen debris throughout the ducts, then a vacuum system is used to pull out debris and dust from the ducting. If the state of the ducts is severe, sanitizers may be required. In spaces that are exposed to high outdoor pollution, duct cleaning can have a tremendously positive impact. Our technicians perform duct cleaning services in residential and commercial spaces and bring a thorough, detail-oriented approach to their work.

Priority One will do a full inspection and evaluation on your heating and cooling duct system. We will present all your options with our recommendations for the steps to make your home safe and clean.

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