What You Need To Know About Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning

When we think of clothes dryers, we don’t usually think of danger; however, a dryer can be a very dangerous thing if it has a clogged vent! You may not realize it, but your dryer vent can be a real fire hazard! There are about 15,000 dryer vent fires every year in the United States. These entirely preventable fires cause approximately ten deaths annually and over 300 injuries. They also cause almost $85 million worth of property damage. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that the vents of any dryer you use (whether your own, in your building’s laundry room or at a laundromat) is clean and free of lint and other obstructions.

No matter where you do your laundry, a blocked up dryer vent can cause a fire that will at least destroy your clothes and may cause injury, death and destruction of property. It’s easy to see that one of the smartest investments a householder, apartment building owner or owner of a laundromat can make in the safety of his or her building and property is to schedule regular dryer vent inspections and cleanings.

At Miami Cooling, our professional dryer vent cleaning service offers top-notch inspection and cleaning services for single or multi-family homes, apartment buildings, hotels, beauty salons, laundromats and more. No matter what type of setting you have, we make sure to inspect thoroughly and clean your dryer vents fully to help completely prevent the incidence of avoidable and dangerous dryer vent fires.

We offer the most efficient and professional dryer vent cleaning service, and we are eager to help you keep your home and property safe and extend the usefulness and efficiency of your dryer. We are fully insured and fully licensed to provide service for dryer vents in all commercial and residential locations.

What Can You Do To Prevent Dryer Vent Fires?

dryer vent cleaningThere are a number of things that you can and should do yourself that will help prevent lint buildup in your dryer vents. Here is a quick checklist that we hope will be helpful to you!

1. Be sure to read your clothes dryer owners manual and follow all instructions for cleaning, care and maintenance.
2. When having your dryer installed, be sure that its exhaust system is separate from any other exhaust or venting system.
3. Be certain that your dryer’s vent system is especially designed for dryer venting. It should only be vented through ductwork that is specifically intended for this purpose.
4. Be sure to keep the interior of your dryer clean. Wipe off any lint that collects inside the drum.
5. Clean your lint trap every time you use your dryer.
6. Check behind and under your lint trap periodically for lint that inevitably slips through and begins collecting. Clean this out using a vacuum attachment and/or a small brush.
7. Make it a point to schedule regular dryer vent cleaning appointments for your dryer.

How Can You Tell Your Dryer Vents Need Cleaning?

It’s wise to have your dryer vents cleaned regularly to prevent ever being in “need” of cleaning. If you do find that you have to put your clothes through several drying cycles to get them dry, your dryer vents may be clogged with lint. When this happens, the lint becomes saturated with vapor and this prevents the heat from the dryer from venting correctly. The outside of your dryer may feel very hot in this case. If this continues, it could destroy your dryer and/or cause a life and property threatening fire.

It’s Smart To Keep Your Dryer Vents Clean!

There are many benefits to regular, routine cleaning and maintenance. Among them are:

* You will extend the lifespan of your dryer and reduce your need for repairs.
* You reduce the risk of fire caused by a clogged dryer vent.
* Efficient dryer operation saves valuable resources.
* Your clothes will dry more quickly.
* You can lower your energy costs.

Regular dryer vent inspection and cleaning saves you money and helps ensure your safety and that of others in your home or building. At Miami Cooling, we are eager to establish a regular schedule of inspection, cleaning and maintenance that is especially designed to meet your needs and those of your property. We look forward to hearing from you and scheduling your first appointment!