Why have your Dryer Vent Cleaned?

Dryer vent fires and reduced energy efficiency are very real concerns, caused by dirty dryer vents. Dryer vent cleaning can reduce the dryers overall energy cost by decreasing the time spent to dry cloths.

Dryer fires are a serious hazard

According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010 in the U.S.A. there was an estimated 16,800 reported home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines. This scary statistic is a primary driving force for the huge spike in customer interest in having their dryer vents cleaned.

Why Do We Offer Air Duct Cleaning Services?

In a typical six-room home, up to 40 pounds of dust is created annually. Clean air ducts are the foundation for good indoor air quality. Homeowners and business owners want to breathe clean indoor air for themselves, their guests, employees, and customers. Over several years, air ducts can also become contaminated with mold, fungi, and bacteria, as well as dust. Routine HVAC doesn’t remove them.

When To Get Your Ducts Cleaned?

There is substantial visible mold growth inside hard surface (e.g., sheet metal) ducts or on other components of your heating and cooling system. There are several important points to understand concerning mold detection in heating and cooling systems:

  • Many sections of your heating and cooling system may not be accessible for a visible inspection, so ask the service provider to show you any mold they say exists.
  • You should be aware that although a substance may look like mold, a positive determination of whether it is mold or not can be made only by an expert and may require laboratory analysis for final confirmation. For about $50, some microbiology laboratories can tell you whether a sample sent to them on a clear strip of sticky household tape is mold or simply a substance that resembles it.
  • If you have insulated air ducts and the insulation gets wet or moldy it cannot be effectively cleaned and should be removed and replaced.
  • If the conditions causing the mold growth in the first place are not corrected, mold growth will recur.
  • Ducts are infested with vermin, e.g. (rodents or insects)
  • Ducts are clogged with excessive amounts of dust and debris and/or particles are actually released into the home from your supply registers.