Dryer Vent Cleaning
For many homeowners, the dryer can be a source of contention, confusion, and contagion. The dangers of an improperly maintained ventilation system are obvious. The same goes for an infested or infected attic. But dryer vents are simply ignored as being merely faulty units. That is why you need a dryer vent cleaning today!
Do you ever dry your clothes at the highest possible setting, only to find that they require a second cycle to completely dry? This is a common phenomenon. Many typically attribute this to a bad dryer unit. But the truth is, a little more subtle: has it been more than a year since the last maintenance? Your dryer vents need urgent cleaning.
Most people are aware that a clogged dryer vent can hamper their dryer’s efficiency. But few know that this can also be a major source of mold proliferation in the home. Even more pressing, is the very real risk of a fire hazard.
The most obvious sign of a much-needed dryer vent cleaning is a dryer that fails to dry clothes in the first cycle. And despite the inefficient drying, the machine also seems to be overheating. This ends up damaging your most delicate clothes. The combination of multiple loads and higher heat output can be a heavy contributor to rising energy costs.
Mold and Microbe Removal
As most dryers use the moisture in washed clothes to generate heat, a clogged dryer vent can produce mold in the trapped lint; this mold is subject to rapid growth from the constant heat of the dryer. Like other systems in your home, mold and microbes in your dryer vents can lead to respiratory and other health issues.
Did you know ?
According to the US Fire Administration (USFA) :
- 2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss.
- Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires.
- More home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.
Fixing a Dangerous Fire Hazard
Perhaps most eye-opening is the fire hazard presented by a clogged dryer vent. According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2010 to 2014, an annual average of 15,970 home fires related to washing and drying machines were reported; of these, 33% were related to improperly cleaned dryer vents. These fires start with the ignition of the lint clogged in the vents.
Structure fires are devastating, and even a small amount of damage can have a huge emotional impact on you and your family. Mitigate your risk of dryer-related fires today.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Process in Greater Houston
Worried about the dangers posed by a clogged dryer vent?
Fortunately, Air Quality Express can conduct dryer vent maintenance the same day you schedule an inspection: check out our process below.
Step One: Dryer Vent Inspection
To inspect your dryer ventilation system, our technicians use a special camera called a borescope to examine your vent from the attic to the outdoors; the borescope allows technicians to see hard-to-reach areas and microbial infestations.
Step Two: Estimation and Scheduling
Upon completion of the inspection, our technician will provide you with an estimate for necessary services, and either conduct the dryer vent cleaning on the same day or schedule the cleaning at a later time.
Step Three: Dryer Vent Cleaning
Thankfully, the process of restoring your dryer vents is simple and quick. First, the technician will disconnect your dryer. Then, using a truck-mounted HEPA vacuum, the technician will use a rotor brush to dislodge and remove lint. The other microbes in your dryer ventilation system will be cleaned from your dryer pipe as well. In the presence of mold, the technician will also apply sanitizers to clear any health hazards.
Restore Your Dryer Vents Today
Dryer vent cleaning can have a huge, immediately recognizable impact on your home. This can include protecting your clothes, reducing your energy bill, or saving yourself from health and fire hazards, Air Quality Express’ dryer vent maintenance services might be the next step to turn your house into a home.
How We Operate
For Commercial & Residential Dryer Vent cleaning Houston
Routinely cleaning your dryer vents prevents avoidable fire hazards, explosions, or damage to your vents. Though we also perform fire damage restoration, we would prefer to help you avoid such a catastrophe. We offer our dryer vent cleaning service to safely eliminate lint blockages and debris before the build-up becomes a hazard.
In order to prevent any possible fire hazards, you should leave dryer vent cleaning to true experts. With Air Quality Express, you’ll receive cleaning services from an experienced company that is committed to excellence.
We also pride ourselves in providing quality services at an affordable rate. Whether servicing a single-family clothes dryer or performing maintenance for a local laundromat, our price range is highly competitive throughout Houston.