Dryer Vent Cleaning Orange County, Los Angeles
Dryer Vent Cleaning Los Angeles - Orange County Dryer Vent Cleaning
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Dryer vent cleaning services in Orange County and Los Angeles CA, residential dryer duct cleaning. Company specializing in dryer vent cleaning, installation and repair.
There Are Approximately 2 Dryer Fires Every Hour In The USA!
Have You Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned This Year???
If you're like most of our valued customers you're concerned about the fire hazard caused by lint accumulations in the dryer vent and the dryer itself. Dryer vent cleaning will significantly reduce this fire hazard, giving you peace of mind. It also reduces the amount of time it takes to dry each load of laundry which saves you money on your electric bill.
If You Notice ANY Of The Following It Is Time To Schedule A Cleaning:
Is Dryer Vent Cleaning Really Necessary?
Most homeowners fail to include dryer vent cleaning on their list of yearly maintenance service calls. The cost of a dryer vent cleaning can pay for itself in as little as 3-6 months in energy savings alone. Just because your dryer seems to be working fine is definitely not a good reason to put off having it cleaned.
Dryer vents are one of those "hidden" maintenance items that is often forgotten. The old adage; "out of sight - out of mind" really holds true when it comes to dryer vent cleaning. Unfortunately, neglecting this one simple yearly maintenance can produce harmful and in some instances, even fatal results. Dryer lint is extremely flammable. Keeping your lint trap clean after every drying cycle and having your dryer vent professionally cleaned every year is mandatory to help prevent dryer and vent fires. Clothes dryers cause more home fires than wood burning fireplaces.
Did you know that your dryer is hands down, the most expensive appliance to run in your entire house, it is second only to your Air Conditioner! A dryer vent clogged with lint will certainly cause a dryer to run hotter and harder, costing you money by way of higher utility bills. The longer it runs the more it costs. When the vent is restricted it is overheating your dryer and damaging internal parts like the heating elements or the heat sensor safety switches and/or expensive computer-boards. A half-inch buildup of lint in a 4 inch diameter duct reduces its efficiency by almost 50%! As of this writing, the average service call from an appliance company is 300.00 and that's just to knock on your door.
Did Your Dryer Come With A Warranty?
Most people are not aware that most of the companies that do warranty work will not replace a defective heating element until you have your dryer vent cleaned. Many insurance companies require that dryer vents be inspected and cleaned regularly.
Very few people are aware that dryer vent cleaning drastically reduces the chance of a dryer fire. However, based on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report, there's an approximately 15,500 fires, 10 deaths and even more injuries linked to the dryer vent each year. Hundreds more people will also be the subject of carbon monoxide poisoning from improper dryer vent cleaning and/or installation. The financial costs reach nearly ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS annually. Occasionally faulty appliances are the culprit, but a majority of fires can be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning.
How Dryer Fires Come About:
Lint accumulation and reduced airflow take advantage of one another to produce conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is actually a highly combustible material, which, interestingly enough, is amongst the ingredients within the recipe for home-made fire starters.
In the past, most clothes dryers were located down in the basement. In the present day many newer homes generally have dryers located off from an outside wall in bedrooms, kitchens and hall closets. These latest locations mean dryers are often vented longer distances and vents are likely to be installed with sharp twist and turns to be able to be configured to the structure within the home. Consequently, dryer vents are not as easy to access, as well as create more places for lint to collect. The optimal solution is to have short, straight, dryer duct venting. On the other hand, a dryer vent booster, while not the perfect option, can increase your dryer venting where your venting is longer and/or has more flexes than it should. As well as creating a fire hazard, when the venting is just too long and/or has two many twists and turns, it will eventually cause your dryer to take considerably longer than necessary to dry loads.
Lint is definitely the biggest culprit here. You may already know from cleaning out your lint filter, your dryer is capable of producing huge quantities of lint. The majority of people under the impression that their lint trap catch all of the lint, believing that all they need to do is clean them out after each load. But, a significant amount of this lint is not caught via the lint trap and builds up inside the dryer-even on the heating element! For anyone who is skeptical, try this experiment: pull out the lint trap and look underneath it- you may discover large mounds of lint staring at you. Lint can build up on the heating element and in other places inside the dryer, causing it to overheat and possibly catch fire. As a rule, a fire starts with a spark inside the dryer. However, improper clothes dryer venting practices outside the dryer can play a vital role during this process.
There are many of improper dryer vent practices which restrict airflow and lead to lint buildup, the two main preventable causes of dryer fires.
Some Of The Most Common and Important Dryer Vent Mistakes:
Proper Installation & Choice of Building Materials:
Maintain Your Dryer Duct In Good Condition:
Disconnect, clean and inspect the dryer duct run on a regular basis, or simply hire a professional dryer vent cleaning company to clean the dryer duct. This will reduce the fire hazard, increase the dryer's efficiency and increase its lifespan. Additionally, you are less likely to experience water damage.
Keep Your Dryer as Lint-Free as you possibly can. By keeping your dryer clean, not only will you significantly reduce the fire hazard, you'll also save money as your dryer will run more efficiently and last longer.
NEVER Use A Plastic Dryer Vent Transition Hose (Cost: $10-$15)
One of the most common mistakes homeowners make when venting their dryers is to use the CHEAP plastic vent transition hose. This is a fire waiting to happen! Lint collects in vent hoses regardless of the material you use, but if the dryer overheats and the lint ignites in a plastic transition hose, the hose is going to go up with it and your home is sure to follow.
Flex Foil Vent Transition Hose (Cost: $25-$40)
Aluminum Flex Transition Vent Tube (Cost: $125 Installed)
Your Dryer Owner's Manual Clearly States:
|A Clean Dryer Vent Is A Green Dryer Vent!
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