Is Your Dryer Vent Safe?
Dryer fires are one of the leading causes of household fires in the United States each year. Dryer vents should be cleaned annually by a professional to insure that the vent and exhaust are operating efficiently and effectively.
Cleaning the lint trap between loads is not enough because, over time, lint accumulates in the dryer vent (the exhaust from the dryer to the outside), or dryer exhaust. This build up of lint in the dryer vent can cause the dryer to overheat and the lint poses a fire danger.
KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS:
- Clothes dryer is hot to the touch on the outside of the unit
- Clothes take a long time to dry
- Clothes are hotter than usual at the end of the cycle
- Flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on
- The dryer is shutting off before the cycle is completed (a safety control indicating that the dryer has exceeded a safe temperature)
If you are experiencing any of the above, give us a call. We clean, service and install new dryer venting. A dryer vent exhaust can be clogged by bird nests, lint or construction debris. If this condition exists in your home, your dryer vent is subject to bacterial growth due to moisture and can also become clogged with lint, posing a fire hazard due to the low flash point of the lint. A clogged dryer vent will contribute to prolonged running time while drying your clothes, in turn costing you more in electric and gas.
BEWARE OF SCAMS!! A dryer vent cleaning should include the removal of your dryer venting from the rear of your dryer. Your dryer should be cleaned and inspected, the vent should then be cleaned from one end to the other – no Excuses. Using a shop vacuum IS NOT the proper way to clean a dryer vent and it will not do a proper job, nor will it insure that your dryer vent is cleaned properly.
At Cajun Duct Cleaning & Sanitizing, we clean your dryer vent the correct and thorough way. We place your dryer vent under negative pressure from our power vacuum truck, then introduce a flexible pneumatic duct whip that gently releases lint build up inside the exhaust vent from the beginning to the end. Our cleaning procedure may cost a little bit more, but it’s performed correctly and professionally and is fully guaranteed.
Isn’t the safety of your family and belongings worth it? Special group rates are available for condominiums.
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