You can prevent a serious potential fire hazard in your Oak Park, KS, home by having Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, perform a thorough cleaning of your clothes dryer vent system. It doesn’t take these tubes long to begin filling up with lint, which can catch fire easily. Dryer vent cleaning also will give your appliance the “breathing room” it needs to operate more efficiently.
We clean and restore clothes dryer vents in Overland Park, KS, Olathe, KS, Stilwell, KS, Roeland Park, KS, Stanley, KS, Westwood, KS, and other local communities in the Kansas City, KS/Kansas City, MO, region.
Most homeowners don’t realize it, but more fires in homes happen in dryer vents than in chimneys. The more lint that builds up, the hotter your machine runs. This can lead to a fire as well as a lot of money out of your pocket to pay for the extra energy the machine needs to dry clothes. As lint builds up in the dryer vent, the drying cycle can take as much as four times longer than usual. Eventually, this can cause the dryer’s motor or other moving parts to fail.
Cleaning Dryer Vents
When Fluesbrothers gets to work on your dryer vent, we do it right the first time. Here’s our approach:
- Thoroughly clean the entire inside and outside of the venting system
- Remove the vent and clean the entire area behind the appliance
- Use a spinning brush to completely clean the extension rods
- Run the dryer afterwards to make sure everything is operating safely and properly
About Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vents become clogged primarily because all the lint produced during a drying cycle isn’t always caught by the lint trap. This is especially problematic for venting that has several bends. Additionally, small animals like to build nests in dryer vent systems, which significantly increases the blockage. The National Fire Protection Association states that dryer vents should be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis for safety and peak performance.
3 Benefits of Cleaning Dryer Vents:
- Reduced maintenance: Dryers with clean vent systems last longer and need fewer repairs during their lifespan.
- Increased efficiency: A clean vent allows your machine to dry clothes faster and costs you less money to operate.
- Ensured safety: Having your dryer vent cleaned regularly greatly reduces the chance of a fire in the system as well as carbon monoxide backing up into the home.
The best practice is to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned every one to three years, based on how much lint is building up. You’ll know when cleaning is necessary by the extra-long run times your machine requires to properly dry clothes. Our certified dryer vent techs have the skill and equipment to clean your dryer vent in a way that restores optimal performance and safety to your appliance
We clean the venting system completely, covering every inch of it from inside the house to outside. Lint is removed from every bend and turn. As we work, we use a special vacuum to keep lint particles and any other debris from settling down inside your home. A final check involves making sure the air velocity is at the correct level. Before we leave, we ensure that the work area within your home is restored to its original state before we arrived.
For thorough, professional cleaning of your clothes dryer vent, Fluesbrothers Chimney Service of Kansas City, KS, is ready to help. Call (913) 236-7141 with questions or to arrange an appointment.