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Call Mr. Duct to Clean Your Dryer Vent Today!
Call Mr. Duct to Clean Your Dryer Vent Today!

Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ

What is Dryer Vent Cleaning?

Dryer vent cleaning is an important yet simple solution to many common dryer problems. Here are a few ways to identify if you need a dryer vent cleaning service:
  • If your dryer takes longer than 35-40 minutes to dry one load of laundry, you might have a clogged dryer vent.
  • If you’ve noticed that your energy bill has increased from $18-$24 each month without a change in electrical use, you might have a clogged dryer vent.
  • If your vent is hot to the touch or emitting a burning smell, you definitely have a clogged dryer vent.

What is a Dryer Vent? How is it cleaned?

Your dryer vent is the vent found behind the dryer, which carries moisture and lint through its length and expels these materials out of the home. (All gas dryer vents should vent to the outside of the home according to U.S. and Canadian law. This ensures that any potential carbon dioxide produced is vented away from the home).

Each company will vary in cleaning methods, but be sure that the company you choose utilizes an agitation tool with a long reach (40 feet or more) and is flexible in design. If they have airflow measurement tools, all the better. A company that is only utilizing negative pressure (i.e. a vacuum) will not be able to clear your vent of all debris.

How does a Dryer Vent Cleaning clear lint?

When a dryer vent and the dryer ducts are clogged with lint, air flow is restricted, causing your dryer to work harder and use more energy. This creates higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down. Appliance repairs and/or replacement can be expensive. You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance. Mr. Duct Dryer Vent Cleaning provides dryer vent cleaning, maintenance, repairs, installation and dryer vent inspections for homes and businesses in your area.

Does a Dryer Vent Cleaning improve efficiency?

Yes! When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow is greatly restricted, which causes your dryer to run longer. This uses unnecessary energy, which drives up your utility bills and puts your appliance at great risk for a break down. Appliance repairs are not only expensive; they are avoidable. Calling a professional dryer vent cleaner from Mr. Duct Dryer Vent Cleaning to clean out your dryer vent will ensure that your vent is clear of the debris that causes high energy costs for homes and businesses.

How does a Dryer Vent Cleaning prevent fires?

Failure to clean the dryer vent is the cause of most of these fires. In fact, your clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than your furnace, stove, and chimney combined. Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home. In 2005, the National Fire Protection Association estimated that 14,500 residential fires were caused by clothes dryer vents, causing over 440 injures, including 14 deaths, and over $207 million in property damage. In fact, clothes dryer fires was the most reoccurring cause for home fires, beating out those furnaces and water heaters that are checked annually.

What building types can Mr. Duct provide service?

We have the capability to service many types of homes. What we can and can't reach is usually determined by where the vent exhausts to. If it goes to the side, we can accommodate up to 40 feet. If it vents to the roof, we can service as long as there is roof access. Call one of our expert representatives today to get you property set-up with Chicago land's number one expert in dryer vent cleaning services!

Building Types We Service:
  • Commercial Laundries
  • Town home
  • Condominiums
  • Apartments
  • Duplexes
  • Single-Family Homes

What are the benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning?

  1. Dryer Vent Cleaning Cleans Lint Build-Up in Dryer Vents
    When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow becomes restricted. This causes your dryer to work harder and use more energy. This means higher utility bills and a greater chance of the appliance breaking down. Appliance repairs and/or replacement can be expensive. You can prolong the life of your clothes dryer with proper dryer vent cleaning and maintenance.
  2. Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Energy Bills
    When a dryer vent is clogged with lint, air flow is greatly restricted, which causes your dryer to run longer. This uses unnecessary energy, which also drives up your utility bills and puts your appliance at great risk for a break down.
  3. Dryer Vent Cleaning Reduces Fire Hazards
    Failure to clean the dryer vent is the cause of most of residential fires. In fact, your clothes dryer is more likely to cause a fire than your furnace, stove, and chimney combined. Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home.

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