Our cleaning technicians recommend that all homeowners should have their dryer vents cleaned professionally at least once a year. Depending on your laundry needs, you might need service more frequently. Westchester Gutter Cleaning provides professional dryer vent cleaning services to all properties in the Westchester and Putnam counties.
Dryer vent systems accumulate build-up
Your dryer vent system is critical in expelling hot moist air from your dryer. However, in the process, the dryer vents accumulate lint and fibers that build up in the lining of your system. Over time, this accumulation can obstruct the flow of air, and in some extreme cases, block the channel completely. This lessening of airflow causes a strain on your dryers’ ability to function correctly. Your dryer will have to work harder and use more energy to dry your clothing, running up your energy bills.
Warning Signs to Clean Your Dryer Vent
- Your dryer no longer heats effectively
- Your clothes are wet at the end of a normal cycle
- Dryer vent hood flap doesn’t open properly
- Unusual smells or vapors
- The dryer or your clothes are usually hot to the touch after a normal cycle
- Debris appears around the outside dryer vent opening
- There is excessive heat in the room where the dryer is operating
- Lint and debris accumulate around the dryer’s lint filter
- Large amounts of lint accumulate in the dryer’s lint trap
- It’s been more than a year since your last dryer vent cleaning
Do not ignore the warning signs of a dirty or clogged dryer vent! Not only can a clogged dryer vent catch fire easily, but the blockage means that poisonous gas fumes may also leak out of your dryer when in use. A poorly functioning dryer vent means that it takes far longer for your clothes to get dry, costing you much more in both time and power bills.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning
A neglected dryer vent threatens your health and safety. Here are just a few of the benefits to professional cleaning:
- Lessened risk of dryer fires and house fire
- Dryer will last longer
- Lower energy bills
- Clothes will dry faster
- Reduced maintenance calls
- Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning
Why Hire a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Company?
Professional tools are required for effective cleaning
In most cases, professional tools are required to reach any lint and debris build-up deep within your dryer system. Dryer vents come in varying lengths; some home dryer vents can reach up to 30 feet! While cleaning a short dryer vent may seem like an easy task, you cannot reach that far into the vent without the proper tools. Our cleaning team has the proper tools and equipment necessary to get the best results safely and efficiently.
Extend the lifespan of your dryer and dryer vent
Regular professional cleaning helps to extend both the lifespan of your dryer and your dryer vent. While it may cost money to hire a professional to clean these elements for you, in the long run, it will save you money and time by keeping your dryer running longer and preventing the need for dryer repair.
Scheduling a Cleaning Now!
Get in contact with us today to experience all the benefits of a home dryer vent cleaning. With Westchester Gutter Cleaning, you receive the very best in quality: best materials, best installation, and best customer service. We have nearly 20 years of experience in gutter and dryer vent cleaning in our local NY area; let’s get started!