According to the United States Fire Administration reports, more than 12,700 clothes dryer fires occur each year. Some of these are caused by dirty dryer vents. When your vents are clogged with dirt, their efficiency goes down and the amount of power consumed to keep them running goes up. At Duct Cleaning Miami, we have professionals who are trained in cleaning the whole clothes dryer vent system starting from the appliance all the way to the outdoors.
Why Dryer Vents Become Clogged
Dryer vents clog because of the buildup of lint within the dryer ventilation system. There are a number of reasons why this happens. The first reason is the complex construction of modern homes where dryers are located away from the outside wall. What this means is dryers are vented longer distances a situation that creates bends in the vent through the home. This additional length creates places where lint collects or birds and animals hide.
Secondly, the material used to make dryer vent is mostly foil duct or flexible plastic which can be easily crushed or kinked at the point where they exit the dryer and enter the floor or wall. Such ducts tend to sag hence causing lint to build up at the low points.
The third reason concerns the connection of internal ducts. Poorly connected ducts trap lint therefore causing its build up.
Why Clean Your Dryer Vents
Cleaning of dryer vents is important that is why we have invested in state-of-the-art equipment to help keep your vents lint-free. There are many reasons why you should allow a technician to clean your dryer vents and top among these reasons include:
- Safety Concerns – The lint and debris which builds up in the vents block airflow and makes the home vulnerable to hazardous conditions including carbon monoxide intrusion and exhaust fires. Lint consists of highly flammable particles of clothing mostly polyester and cotton. When lint accumulates in the exhaust duct, it reduces the dryer’s ability to expel the heated water vapor which in turn accumulates as heat energy in the machine. This trigger sparks making the lint in the dryer vent to burst into flames.
- Efficiency and Energy Savings – A dirty dryer vent reduces the airflow causing the dryer to run hotter for longer. This exerts a substantial impact on your energy efficiency. The excess heat due to poor airflow can damage your clothes, increase your energy expenses and cause wear and tear.
- Indoor Air Quality – A clogged dryer vent minimizes its ability to exhaust properly. This can cause carbon monoxide to backfill your home causing poisoning which can be fatal if left unattended for long.
Why Hire Our Professionals
At Duct Cleaning Miami, we pride ourselves in having a team of licensed, well trained and experienced professionals. We have modern equipment to help clean your dryer vent including powerful vacuum equipment. Our technicians use specialized tools and high pressure to dislodge debris and dirt from long vent runs, elbows, crevices and bends.
Our goal is to ensure that you have a home that has quality indoor air, efficient in terms of energy consumption and free from all safety concerns. Get in touch with us today to experience the first class nature of our services.