Dryer Vent Cleaning
I am sure it amazes you as much as it amazes me that the dryer vent needs to be cleaned so often, and in fact it looks like you could knit a whole new jersey or sweater from it. That is if you could knit!
So you think you know what you are doing just unlatching the lint trap and removing the lint with your fingers. You should be doing this every time you use the dryer , to make it more efficient. But that is only the beginning of the job of cleaning dryer vents.
The most important step is ensuring the power cable is in fact removed from the socket , you really don't want to explain to the ER nurse that you shocked yourself while cleaning the dryer vents , cause you were a numb skull.
All the following parts need to be cleaned in the dryer vent assembly :
- vent extension to dryer from wall
- the vent outlet in the back of the dryer
- the entire vent ducting to the exterior
- outside vent cover
- behind front panel in dryer
- lint filter
The type of vent hood will determine how often the whole dryer vent system should be cleaned, as the length of the tubing and the actual style of the external vent cover like the grated version requires more frequent cleaning vs the louvered style which has the disadvantage of favorite nesting places for birds as it provides them with their own central heating.
Our professional technicians will come to your house and clean the dryer vent from one end to the other completely. They will bring a complete of tools specifically designed to clean the dryer vent tubing and nooks, without damaging the tubing.
As the dryer vent tubing is quite fragile , you need to ensure that the correct tools are used to loosen and blow out the lint build up that has passed the lint filter. Also the correct safety equipment such as gloves and face mask should be worn to avoid cutting your self on screws and tubing when cleaning out the dryer vent tubes and components and to avoid breathing in the lint built up dust, as this is a classic breeding place for mold and fungal spores , due to the dark, warm and moist environment.
During the dryer vent cleaning our technicians at HVAC Dallas Fort Worth will inspect for any leaks. These leaks will be sealed and properly clamped or replaced if required.
If you bought a house with a dryer that does not duct the air and lint to an exterior wall or the roof , this is can cause serious health issues. Contact HVAC DFW Texas to install a safe ducting to an exterior surface or consider replacing the dryer to a condensation type dryer.
For peace of mind and a clean dryer vent call us now to set up an appointment for one of our technicians at HVAC Dallas Fort Worth.
HVAC DFW Tx
5217 Elmdale Drive Fort Worth 76137