The Warning Signs
If your dryer vent looks like this, you probably need to clean it!
EXCESS LINT BEHIND DRYER
Clogged dryer vents can prevent lint from properly passing through the vent system. This issue can cause a buildup of lint behind your dryer.
LONGER DRYER TIME
If your clothes are not drying in one cycle this is a strong sign that there may be an obstruction in your dryer vent preventing the proper airflow needed to work efficiently.
OVERHEAT SHUT OFF
When a vent line is clogged your dryer has to work harder and does not allow heat to be vented properly, causing it to overheat. Dryers that overheat typically shut off to prevent a fire. This warning should not be taken lightly; we recommend having a professional look at your system before your next load of laundry.
NO LINT ON LINT SCREEN
Lint screens should be cleaned after each drying cycle. If your screen does not accumulate lint, this is a sign that the air that carries the lint is not making it through the screen and out of the dryer because of a clogged dryer vent.
EXCESS LINT ON CLOTHING
Obstructed dryer vents do not allow your dryer to properly expel lint, causing lint to accumulate on clothing during a drying cycle.
HOT DRYER & HOT CLOTHES
If the top of your dryer is hot to the touch, or if clothing is excessively hot after a drying cycle, it can be a warning sign that there is inadequate airflow caused by a clogged dryer vent.
Clogged vents can create a breeding ground for molds that cause unpleasant odors and health issues.
While having pets may not seem like a warning sign, pets increase the risk of lint accumulation and clogs due to pet hair combining with lint to create larger obstructions.
Q: Why does my dryer take multiple cycles to fully dry clothes?
A: Dryer’s drying time is largely related to the flow of air through the machine and the condition of the venting duct. If air is impeded in its pathway out of the dryer, or if there is a blockage in the venting duct, it could reduce the rate at which clothes are drying in your dryer. A dryer vent cleaning is required.
Q: The inside of the dryer and the laundry room is very humid?
A: Usually these conditions occur when the dryer vent is clogged or has a blockage. the air is not escaping from your entire vent. The air is coming back into your dryer due to a blockage. There is a possibility that your flex hose behind the dryer might be disconnected, ripped, or torn. It would be a good time to replace the flexible duct.
Q: My dryer is not heating up?
A: Since your vent has a blockage, the air that is being pushed out of your dryer cannot escape at the exit. Your temperature sensor in your dryer is sensing a problem and kicking the gas or electric heat off. It is constantly thinking there is a problem. The temperature sensor is doing its job, and that is to prevent a major fire. When people run their dryer for months and months with long dry times, the sensors will eventually fail.
Q: Should I call an appliance technician or a warranty service company first?
A: Not just yet! Appliance technicians will charge you money for a service call. When they arrive the first thing they will ask you is “Have you had you vents cleaned” ? (A SERVICE THEY DO NOT DO) They usually will not fix anything on your dryer until you have had your vents cleaned and a proper receipt of a good reputable company. So, usually nothing at that time will get fixed because they don’t want to repair anything if it is resulting in a duct issue. You will still pay out of pocket for the service call. It’s better to call a dryer vent cleaner first, then an appliance technician second.
Q: Is it my dryer or my dryer vent that is the problem?
A: It is almost 99% of the time your dryer vent. Don’t rush out and buy a new dryer or call an appliance technician just yet. There is a few ways you can determine if it is a dryer problem or a duct problem. This is good because for many years, or for your many residencies, every duct design is different, and if you perform a test you will know where to throw your money at first. Call us to ask!
Q: Is there a test to determine whether its my dryer or dryer vent?
A: Yes, and here is a quick test you can do. First, pull your dryer out from the wall and disconnect the dryer hose from the duct on the wall. Now run the dryer on a timed dry cycle. If the dryer or the dryer vent hose stays hot and blows hot for 1-5 minutes without cutting out you have a dryer vent problem and not a dryer problem! If it never heats up you have a dryer problem. If it is a dryer problem, be aware that if you purchase a new dryer and hook it up it could be a dryer vent problem that resulted in your dryer to fail. your dryer vent might need to be cleaned as well for your new dryer to work properly.
* Please note if you are running a gas dryer you should take extreme precaution and perform this test at your own risk. Gas is very flammable. So open any windows or doors before doing so. Be very careful not to ignite any gas or run your dryer for no longer than 5 minutes.
Q: I received a coupon that has an air-duct cleaning with a "Free Dryer Vent Cleaning"
A: This is usually a scam or a bait and switch tactic. Anyone who would clean your air ducts for $29-89.00 dollars are not licensed, bonded or insured in dryer vents or air ducts. Over the phone they will quote you a price and when they do there evaluation It’s double or even triple the price!
Please stay away from these people. Remember, In life, you get what you pay for!
Q: What’s considered to be long dry times?
A: Every dryer is different. Usually 1 hr 30 min up to 3 hrs for one load. A good clean dryer vent will get laundry done in about an hr. This saves you money on electric or gas bills because your not constantly running your dryer to dry one load. This is why people like to have regular maintenance on there dryer vent once a year. Most people do quite a bit of laundry daily or weekly and bottom line it really saves you money!
Q: How often should I get my dryer vent cleaned?
A: It all depends on the design of your vent, the length, and how many angles you have. It is really up to you. Remember, Long dry times = problems. When dry times go up, equipment can fail. Dryer Vent Services will inspect your duct upon service and give you an idea of when the next service should be. We will send you a reminder card in the mail yearly, but its entirely up to you. We send it for you to remember about the service, who we are, or if you know of anyone with the same issue.
Q: What kind of Dryer Vents does Dryer Vent Cleaning, LLC Service?
A: All types of vents. Roof Vents, Side Exit Vents, High Vents, Low Vents, and vents that have multiple 90 degree angles. Dryer Vent Cleaning, LLC Services Dryer Vents that need cleaning, repair, or need parts and supplies. All we do is dryer vents. We specialize in dryer vents. Call us today if you have a question or concern
Q: What kind of Dryers does Dryer Vent Cleaning, LLC Service?
A: We do not service Dryers. We service vents from single dryers to stack-able dryers any Make or Model. Remember, We service the Dryer vent. Not the dryer. The dryer vent is the most important part of keeping all makes and models of dryers running well but Cleaning out the lint internally is also recommended regularly by an approved appliance technician. Especially, if you have had never had your vent cleaned annually.
Q: Does Dryer Vent Cleaning, LLC have a Warranty?
A: Yes, our warranty is 30 days. After our cleaning, we run your dryer and perform a test. So go ahead and run some laundry, You should notice a difference immediately. If for some reason you don’t, just call us back we will be right back out there asap to take another look. We stand behind all of our work, we guarantee that you will be satisfied in choosing our company. There is alot of companies that operate today that will not even return your call or come back out. We are here to help you. Customer Service is our #1 Goal.
Q: Why Dryer Vent Cleaning, LLC?
A: We are a licensed and insured company. Specializing in dryer vents – Dryer vent contractors. This is all we do and we strive to be the best. We use the best equipment available in this industry. We have done the research, we’ve seen whats out there, we have found ways to make our cleanings last longer than any our competitors.
Q: What are the prices?
A: Honest, Competitive & Fair. If we said the price on-line all the other companies would try and match it. The problem is they don’t compare to service. When a customer calls we have 3 questions. Based on those questions we give you our personal quote. Our Cleanings always have a flat rate fee. So what you get quoted for a dryer vent cleaning is what it is. Any additional parts are by there cost and repairs will always be discussed prior to service. We never start any further work, remove vents, or repair anything without the customers permission first. Most ducts are in good shape. A good cleaning is all you need!
Q: What if I have a quote from another company?
A: We are very competitive company that will even match your lowest price given ( per our licensing, insurance, bonding, same process and equipment ) Give us a call. We work very hard to earn your business!