Dryer Vent Cleaning
Our certified technicians service & clean dryer vent systems in Atlanta, Alpharetta, Buford, Cumming, Marietta, Fayetteville, Cartersville and the surrounding areas.
Keeping your dryer vent clean and free of lint is a matter of safety. Clothes dryers tend to be an appliance that often gets overlooked for regular maintenance since they are “out of sight, out of mind”, but this is a dangerous oversight. As with other gas appliances, care should be taken to help prevent fires or carbon monoxide poisoning.
The lint trap in your dryer is made to catch the lint that is produced when you dry cloths. While this mechanism is designed to keep the system clear, 35% of the lint from each load bypasses the lint trap. Because of this, it’s extremely important to check your dryer vents from time to time to ensure there is not a buildup of lint. Clogged vents reduce the airflow and efficiency of the appliance. Your dryer will have to work harder and longer to dry your clothes, which wastes money and energy.
While lint is the primary culprit for obstructing the air flow in the dryer vent, nest & debris left from small critters like birds or rodents can also cause dryer vent issues. A clog or blockage in your dryer vent system can cause lint and exhaust to build up throughout the ducts. It will also lead to longer drying times, more stress on the appliance causing it to wear out quicker, and also the potential for fatal carbon monoxide poisoning or even a dryer vent fire.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to get your dryer vent checked & cleaned:
- Clothes are still damp after a load of laundry has gone through the entire drying cycle.
- The vent to the outside is not blowing air at least 12 inches out from the house.
- The dryer feels hotter than usual when it is in use.
- Your utility bills are higher than usual.
- You notice a layer of lint on the dryer vent at the back of your dryer or at the vent leading outside.
Homeowners can face serious dangers when their gas appliances are neglected. Because our clients’ safety is our top priority, we take special care to stay current on every detail of the industry and best service practices. At Chimney Solutions, we value continuous learning and we want to ensure that all of our certified techs stay up-to-date with codes & regulations within the industry. Call us today to check & clean your dryer vent system to ensure that your gas drying appliance is safe & energy efficient.