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  • Writer's pictureJohn McTighe

Chandler Dwellers Take Note: The Hidden Dangers of Dirty Dryer Vents

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

a dryer vent on fire from a clogged dryer vent Chandler, AZ
Prevent a dryer fire with regular dryer vent cleaning

One commonly overlooked yet critical aspect of home maintenance is the regular cleaning of your dryer vent. This is a service we perform for many homes here in the Chandler area and all over the East Valley.

As a homeowner, investing time and resources into this seemingly small task can lead to significant benefits for both your home and your family.

Fire Prevention

One of the primary reasons to prioritize dryer vent cleaning is to mitigate the risk of fires. Over time, lint and debris accumulate in the vent, creating a highly flammable environment. The combination of heat and the presence of combustible materials can turn your once convenient appliance into a fire hazard. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, failure to clean dryer vents is a leading cause of residential fires. Regular cleaning significantly reduces this risk, ensuring your home remains a safe haven for you and your loved ones.

Efficiency Matters

A clogged dryer vent can drastically reduce the efficiency of your appliance. When the vent is obstructed, hot, moist air is unable to escape properly. As a result, your clothes take longer to dry, and the appliance must work harder to achieve the desired results. This not only increases your energy bills but also places unnecessary strain on the dryer, potentially leading to breakdowns and costly repairs. By regularly cleaning the vent, you ensure optimal airflow, maximizing the efficiency of your dryer and extending its lifespan.

Cost-Effective Maintenance

Investing in routine dryer vent cleaning is a cost-effective measure compared to dealing with the consequences of neglect. The expenses associated with fire damage restoration, appliance repairs, or even replacement far exceed the modest cost of regular maintenance. By proactively cleaning your dryer vent, you not only protect your home and belongings but also save money in the long run.

Indoor Air Quality

A neglected dryer vent can impact indoor air quality. As lint and debris accumulate, they create a breeding ground for mold and mildew. These contaminants can find their way into your living spaces, affecting the air your family breathes. Regular vent cleaning helps maintain a healthier indoor environment, reducing the risk of respiratory issues and allergic reactions.

Environmental Responsibility

Every effort to reduce energy consumption matters, and can reduce your utility bills. By ensuring your dryer operates efficiently, you contribute to a greener lifestyle.

As a responsible homeowner, investing time and resources into regular dryer vent cleaning is a proactive measure that pays off in terms of safety, efficiency, and overall well-being for you and your family.

Rates & The Cleaning Process

You can contact us easily via call/text or email. Our rate for dyer vent cleaning is $160 and up, with a few factors that could add to the cost inducing new dryer vent ducting and hardware, length of the duct and the location of the vent outside.

Our service includes cleaning the dryer vent, the back of your dryer itself and the outside vent opening. We use a high powered vacuum and brushes to extract the lint, dust and debris from the dryer vent ducting. At the end of the process, your dryer vent will be back to excellent condition!

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