In addition to furnace and duct cleaning services, Blue Team Carpet and Dryer vent Cleaning of San Marcos offers residential and commercial cleaning services using our state-of-the-art equipment and we clean over 5000 dryer vents per year in San Diego county.
If you keep an eye out for some of these warning signs, you’ll be able to call a professional dryer vent cleaning service before you have any serious problems.
Here’s a quick list of what to look out for
The dryer feels hot on the outside
Your clothing takes more than one cycle to dry
After a cycle, your clothes smell musty
The room feels hot when the dryer is running
You can see debris inside the dryer vent
There’s more lint in the lint trap than there should be
Your clothes feel unusually hot at the end of a cycle
Burning smell when running
If you see any of these signs, you should call a professional. These signs usually mean you have a buildup of debris inside your vent.
Many people are not aware that as well as emptying the lint trap on your dryer, regular cleaning of the duct leading from the dryer to the outside of your home is necessary. Lint and debris which are not trapped by the screen get through and can gradually clog the vent, leading to decreased dryer function and in extreme cases, a potential fire hazard to your home.
Short ducts venting directly from the dryer to the exterior of the home normally can be easily accessed and cleaned by the homeowner, however, the further the dryer is from the exterior vent, the more difficult and inconvenient this can become.
Using high-pressure air tools, we pull built-up lint from your dryer vent, removing any blockages as well as clearing the build-up on the sides of the duct. It is advised that the dryer vent be fully cleaned at least every two years and that the homeowner inspect the vent and dryer for signs of blockage every few months.
For information on dryer vent cleaning for apartments or commercial operations, please contact our office.
Lint can build up in the clothes dryer vent blocking air flow and creating potentially hazardous conditions including the possibility of an exhaust fire or carbon monoxide intrusion (gas clothes dryers). “The U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center reports that there are over 12,700 home fires per year associated with clothes dryer fires resulting in 15 deaths and 300 injuries, and 88 million dollars in property loss.”*
A clogged dryer vent does not allow for the clothes dryer to exhaust properly. Gas clothes dryers that become clogged have the potential to cause Carbon Monoxide to backfill into your home. Carbon Monoxide poisoning is very dangerous and can be fatal with prolonged exposure.
Having your dryer vent cleaned may help reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and the possibility of a fire. A restricted dryer vent reduces air flow and causes your dryer to run hotter and longer. Excess heat created by poor air flow can ruin your clothes, add dollars to your home’s energy bill and increase the wear and tear on your dryer. If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the number of loads that it will dry in its lifetime is substantially reduced. Having Blue Team clean your dryer vent may help reduce energy consumption, operating costs, and the possibility of a fire.