Dryer Vent Cleaning in New Orleans
Are your clothes taking more than the usual time to dry? This is usually because of a blockage in your dryer vent preventing the proper air flow. This service is very important; it helps the dryer to operate efficiently, helping to extend the life of the dryer. Your dryer will in turn use less energy thus lowering your utility bills. A blocked dryer vent has also been known to cause fires in the home. So let us take care of this hazard for you, we can get your dryer vents cleaned properly!
Why should you clean your dryer vents? 1) Fire Hazard – The Consumers Products Safety Commission estimates that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryer. Also over $84,000,000 in property damage.
Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible. Lint is also one of the main ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters. also, if you have an older home you might have a duct system that is not up to specs for your dryer. 2) Dryer Performance – Proper airflow can decrease drying time, thus decreasing operation costs. It helps the dryer to operate efficiently, which can extend the life of the dryer. An extra bonus is that clothes will dry at lower temperatures and in less time. This will help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on clothing, thus extending their life.
Who needs this service? Almost everyone with a dryer! Especially those homes with dryers located on inside walls, or those located on second floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations cause dryers to be vented greater distances, up to or over 50 feet. Resulting in lint buildup and other obstructions which can seriously affect the performance of dryers. Most of the dryer manufactures recommend the yearly delinting of dryer vents, for the dryer to work at it’s maximum efficiency.
People living in older homes probably have a system that was for an older dryer, thus when they replace the old dryer with a newer model the ducts may not be up to the new dryer’s specs.
With lower utility bills, and the longer life for your dryer and clothing,it will almost pay for the service. Not to mention the peace of mind you will have in knowing that you have averted a potentially dangerous fire hazard in your home.