Dryer Vent Cleaning- – Fire Safety

Dryer vent cleaning is very important!  FEMA statistics say that over 15,600 clothes dryer fires, require that the Fire Department respond every year. Cleaning your dryer vent regularly (once a year) can help you save on energy, and help protect your loved ones from dangerous fires.  Some warning signs that you need to have the dryer vent cleaned out, are : Burning smell (Hot lint) – Clothes are Hot to the touch – Multiple cycles are needed to finish drying your clothes.  Most homes built in the last 35 years have a main level laundry room with longer ducting to vent out the back of your home.  The more turns and longer distances mean more lint build up.  When lint starts to clog up in the vent, air flow is inhibited and the dryer works harder and gets way Hottter. It is hard to notice that you slowly have to add more time, or run the dryer again, to get clothes completely dry.   It take special equipment and brushes to get all the way through the dryer vent(ductwork).  Most 25-35 foot long vents are impossible to clean properly by yourself.  Call a professional to remove all the obstruction thoroughly, so everything works properly again, and it will stay clean longer (up to a whole year).  Many homeowners replace and buy new dryers, only to find out it was clogged ductwork causing the problem.  Then they still need to have it cleaned out.  It can usually cost only about $90-110 to get cleaned by a professional.  Call us at Advanced Carpet and Air Duct Cleaning 402-734-2172 for Free price quotes and more information.  We would be glad to discuss your needs, and give you accurate pricing.

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