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Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions
What are the warning signs my vent needs cleaning?
- Does your dryer take over 50 min. to dry a load
- Is your dryer hot to the touch on top
- Humidity inside the dryer door
- Dryer lint collecting on the inside of the dryer door
- Is there ever a slight burning smell when drying
- Water in the transition tube connecting the dryer
- A moldy or musty smell on your clothing
Why is dryer vent cleaning so important?
Annual dryer vent cleaning will reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load. A dryer with a blocked vent can take 3 to 4 times as long to dry costing upwards of $3.00 per load compared to $.75. If your dryer is unable to let the hot air escape properly it will produce an unsafe amount of heat. This becomes a huge fire risk.
Can I clean my dryer vent myself?
If your dryer vents right outside, and is relatively short, you can definitely clean it your self. Here’s what you’ll need; a shop vac (stronger the better), and a dryer vent cleaning brush, sold at most hardware stores. Unfortunately most builders in recent decades put the laundry room in the center of the house creating longer dryer vents. If your vent is over 8 feet long your going to need someone with some specialized equipment.
How often should I clean my vent?
Most Dryer Vents should be cleaned at least once a year. Some dryer ducts need more attention. Some Determining factors include.
- How many people are using the same dryer?
- Is the dryer more than ten years old?
- Is your dryer vent more than ten feet long?
- Does your dryer vent have more than one 90 degree turn?
Why should I use VentSmart dryer vent cleaning?
We will treat your home and your dryer like our own. We have the skills and the equipment to get your venting clean. We stand behind our work with our six month satisfaction pledge. Here what our customer have to say.
What is your cleaning process?
Our Cleaning Process incorporates a rotary brush paired with a high powered vacuum cleaner. Our brushes are able to snake to the end of your vent, releasing all lint and debris. At the same time the vacuum is sucking it out. We will locate and clean your exterior rodent screen if accessible.
How long does the cleaning take?
Most vents can be cleaned within an hour. Excessive lint buildup and the presence of a birds next can take additional time.
What should I do prior to the technicians arrival?
Remove all items in and around your washer and dryer, the less stuff in the way the better. Also, remove all clothing from washer and dryer. If you have an aggressive pet please keep away from the technician.
What type of transition tube do you recommend?
We recommend an aluminum corrugated transition if possible. If you look in your owners manual for your dryer you will see this same recommendation. Most of the time this type can and should be installed. The foil flex type transition should only be used if the corrugated transition won’t work.