Dryer Vent Cleaning Service Arizona
When it comes to your dryer vents, don’t take chances. Set an appointment with Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC and let our air duct and dryer vent experts provide you with professional air duct and vent cleaning services. With more than twenty years of combined experience and expertise in vent cleaning in Phoenix, Chandler, and other nearby cities, we provide homeowners with top-rated services that you can trust.
At Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, we take dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning seriously. Our priority is the safety of your family in your home. Every year, thousands of structural fires occur due to clothes dryers, causing more than one hundred million dollars of estimated property loss and damages and causing deaths and injuries.
With thorough and efficient air duct and dryer vent cleaning services from Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, you can prevent fires from happening in your home and keep your air duct and dryer vent in optimal condition.
Are You Vent Cleaning the Right Way?
An efficient dryer system needs a dryer vent in excellent condition. As clothes dryer tumble wet clothes, warm air removes moisture from the clothes. The suction force of the dryer vent pulls moisture in the air and lint from the clothes toward the end of the vent, effectively releasing heat, lint, and moisture outside the house.
In the process, lint and other debris can cling to the walls of the dryer vent and on the vent trap and cause a buildup. Over time, the accumulation of lint, dust, and moisture can clog the vent system and cause other dryer vent problems, like increased energy bills and, worse, fires.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), clothes dryers account for about 15,600 fires in the U.S. each year. Lack of dryer and air duct maintenance has been cited as one of the main reasons that contribute to dryer fires, based on data collected by the U.S. Fire Administration.
In general, dryer vent cleaning, as well as air duct cleaning, should be done regularly to ensure your air duct and dryer vent are in excellent condition and free from buildups that restrict air circulation.
A DIY vent cleaning includes cleaning the dryer vent screen after every use, pulling out the dryer to access the dryer vent, and using a brush to remove lint build up inside the vent. It also includes accessing the end of the vent from outside the house by removing the duct flap or duct cover and brushing it clean with the lint brush.
DIY dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning, however, can be tricky, especially with gas dryers. The gas line has to be handled carefully to avoid gas leaks. Without the proper cleaning equipment to reach all places within the ducts, DIY dryer vent and air duct cleaning can be ineffective, challenging, and potentially dangerous.
DIY dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning should not replace professional dryer vent cleaning services. It’s a good practice in between maintenance services, but let dryer vent and air duct experts take care of the main job.
The Importance of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
Professional dryer vent cleaning has several benefits. It reduces energy consumption, keeps the dryer and the dryer vent working efficiently, extends the life of the vent, and prevents dryer fires.
Promotes power and efficiency
Like all pieces of equipment in your home, ducts need maintenance to get rid of the signs of normal wear and tear. After every dryer use, for instance, it’s normal for lint to collect within the duct and cling to the dryer vent screen.
At Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, our professional dryer vent and air duct cleaning service uses a high-powered vacuum and other state-of-the-art equipment. These effectively suck in lint, dust, and moisture, leaving the dryer duct and air duct spotless and clean.
A clean duct promotes better air circulation within the duct system and provides the dryer with the power to efficiently function.
Reduces energy bills
Lack of maintenance adds strain to normal wear and tear operations. When lint, dust, and moisture clog the dryer vent, air cannot pass through, preventing heat and moisture from leaving the duct. As a result, the system has to work harder to do its job.
Without proper air circulation and without the suction force from the dryer vent, the dryer consumes more energy to dry clothes. This leads to high month-to-month energy costs.
Regular cleaning service reduces the strain on the dryer and the rest of the system, resulting in lesser energy consumption and energy bills.
Extends the life of the vent system
Your dryer and its vent at home won’t last forever. An electric dryer may last 11 to 14 years while a gas dryer has 11 to 13 years. Dryer vents don’t have as many years as they can be prone to failures, including dryer fires.
Regular air duct cleaning is one important factor that can extend the life of the vent system. It relieves the stress of the ducts and keeps them working efficiently. Lack of maintenance, on the other hand, can significantly shorten the lifespan of the vent, which means unnecessary replacement cost.
Prevents dryer fires and other hazards
Dryer fires are common not just in Phoenix, AZ, but anywhere in the U.S. It accounts for more than 15,000 fires each year. Carbon monoxide poisoning is another hazard that can be prevented by regular dryer vent and air duct cleaning in your home.
The most common causes of dryer fires include improper installation, incorrect use, mechanical failure, and clogged dryer vents.
Improper installation of dryer and dryer vents at home affects their performance. It leads to frequent repair service, untimely replacement, and dryer fires. Dyers that do not exhaust properly may lead to carbon monoxide inside the house and even death.
To ensure proper vent installation, a professional technician, like the technicians at Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC, must be hired for the job. Professional installation can cost more money, but professional service leads to better venting and provides safety and peace of mind.
Homeowners must use ducts according to their intended use and based on the manufacturer’s user manual. Failure to do so may lead to equipment failure that can trigger fires at home.
Dryer fires due to faulty wiring and electronic components are not very common, but they are not unheard of either. To be on the safe side, maintenance services check for mechanical failure to prevent dryer fires.
Clogged dryer vents
The most common cause of dryer fires is dirty, clogged dryer vents. Dryers produce a lot of lint and lint can easily clog the dryer vent. The accumulation of lint, dust, and everything that remains in the vent restricts airflow.
To compensate for the lack of airflow, the vent works harder to do its job but ends up overheating, causing dryer fire.
How Often Should Dryer Vents Be Professionally Cleaned?
The frequency of dryer vent cleaning depends on several factors. In general, the more loads you make on a weekly basis the more often the maintenance cleaning. If there are pets in your house, the more necessary is vent cleaning.
Signs your dryer vent needs cleaning
- There is debris around the dryer hose.
- There is a burning smell on the clothes.
- It takes longer than usual for clothes to dry.
- The dryer exterior gets very hot.
- The laundry room feels very hot when the dryer is on.
- The duct hood flap does not open easily.
- The dryer vent has not been maintained for more than a year.
4 Common Dryer Vents Problems
The ventilation system experiences stress on a regular basis. As a homeowner, you should expect it to break down due to normal wear and tear, age, and other factors. Before minor issues become major problems, however, they must be addressed immediately.
Regular tuning up along with dryer and air duct cleaning helps prevent the following common problems:
Lint Clogged Dryer Vent
One of the biggest concerns with dryer ducts is the accumulation of lint and other debris, preventing air to move through the dryer vents properly. Regular cleaning after every use and professional maintenance help stop lint and debris from clogging the duct.
Compressed Dryer Transition Tubing
Most dryers have a short distance between the wall and the back portion of the unit, flattening the transition tubes. Replacing the tubes with a semi-rigid metal duct and moving the unit away from the wall may fix the problem.
Installing a dryer vent can be tricky and can sometimes lead to malfunctions. For your peace of mind, hire only professional technicians to install your home equipment.
Aging exhaust duct
Dryer vents in old houses may experience more issues as the system degenerates due to age. The problem’s solution though is an easy one: replacement. Replace an aging exhaust vent with a new one for better performance.
For air duct cleaning in the Phoenix metro area to Chandler and nearby cities, contact our customer service rep by calling our phone number or by sending an email message.
We provide free price quotes. We conduct a home inspection and provide thorough duct cleaning services. Our goal is to keep you and your family safe within your home. We guarantee quality dryer and air duct cleaning service and outstanding customer experience.
Please call us today to learn more about our wide range of services and to read about our customer reviews. When it comes to dryer duct cleaning, Air Care Cooling & Heating LLC is the name you can trust.