Why You Need a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Service
On a beautiful day in downtown Charlotte and surrounding communities, the last thing on your mind may be dryer vent cleaning. But properly cleaning the dryer vent is one of the most critical and often overlooked aspects of keeping your home safe. Most dryer fires start from lint and other debris building up in the exhaust vent, vent pipes, and ducts, then igniting due to the excessive heat.
A failure to properly clean the dryer vent is the primary cause of residential clothes dryer fires, according to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Administration). That's why fire safety experts say homeowners need a professional dryer vent cleaning service like Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte to protect their home and family from a devastating fire and other safety hazards.
How Often Do You Need Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
While it may not be something you think about daily, most experts agree that the importance of regular dryer vent maintenance is something you should seriously consider every six to twelve months. If you have a large family that does laundry several times a week, you will need dry vent cleaning more often.
That's because when the buildup of debris in the external vent, connector hose, and vent pipes is left unchecked, your dryer may be a fire hazard waiting to happen. Our professional dryer vent cleaning service will ensure your venting system is clean, allowing your dryer to operate efficiently. It will conserve energy, too, rewarding you with lower utility bills.
What Does an Expert Dryer Vent Cleaning Service Include
When you hire a professional dryer vent cleaning service, our team will inspect the condition of your exhaust vents, pipes, and hoses, so any necessary repairs or replacements can be made before they fail. If any leaves, twigs, or small critters are stuck inside the vent, we'll also clean that out.
Our certified professionals use specialized tools and commercial-grade equipment like rods, brushes, blowers, and vacuums. In addition, our service will ensure your dryer venting system is free of lint, dander, dust mites, and other debris by utilizing specialized brushes to get into those hard-to-reach areas.
5 Early Warning Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs Professional Cleaning
If you notice one or more of the following warning signs, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with a dryer vent cleaning technician.
- You’re running the dryer longer to dry your laundry.
- Your laundry room is hot when the dryer is operating.
- Your clothes are scorched or very hot to the touch.
- You need to replace clothing more often.
- There is lint accumulating in the rear of the dryer and connector hose.
Expert Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in Greater Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC
We're in your neighborhood! So, if it has been over 12 months since your last professional dry vent cleaning, call Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte at 704-741-2021 to schedule an appointment today! You can also contact us online.
Our certified professionals proudly serve Newell, NC; Woodford Green, NC; Newport, SC; Riverview, SC; and surrounding Metrolina area communities.