Dryer Vent Cleaning 101
It is commonplace to clean the lint trap with each load of laundry in order to keep the dryer operating efficiently, our clothes drying faster – but doing so also reduces the risk of a potential dryer fire. Emptying the lint trap with each load doesn’t eliminate the dangers entirely. Lint, hair, dog hair and other fibers build up in your dryer vent over time, and if not cleaned, they can cause a catastrophic fire. If you own a multi-unit commercial property with several dryers on the premises, it becomes even more important to keep an eye on your dryer vents. Having the dryer vents in your home or commercial property cleaned on a regular basis is a simple way to keep your energy bills – and fire risk – low. This is where we start to draw the value in owning DUCTZ dryer vent cleaning franchise.
Most major manufacturers require you to have your dryer vent cleaned and inspected by a professional on a regular basis in order to maintain the warranty on the dryer. Dryer vent cleaning is not a job for the average home or business owner – to get the job done right, you need to call a professional. Taking matters into your own hands could damage your vents and may even injure you. So, when exactly should you request dryer vent cleaning services?
As a rule, we recommend that our customers have their dryer vents cleaned and maintained yearly. When dryer vents are cleaned each year, not only does the risk of fire decrease significantly; it also lowers the risk of breakdowns and repairs, dryers function better and dry clothes faster, decreasing monthly utility bills. In addition to clearing your vents of lint and debris, we’ll inspect:
- Dryer Exhaust and Vent lines
- Lint traps
- Exterior Termination
- Joint connections and runs
During our yearly visit, we also perform a thorough analysis to determine if any dryer vent upgrades are needed. If your dryer vent or vent cover are not up to safety codes, we can install a new, energy-efficient dryer vent system that meets NFPA and NADCA standards. Our dryer vent upgrade options include:
- Dryer flex
- Dryer wall vents
- Flush-mount dryer wall vents
- Dryer roof vents
- Dryer vent guards to defend against birds and rodents
DUCTZ prides themselves on keeping our customers and neighbors educated on the warning signs their dyer vent should be cleaned and replaced, including:
- Clothes taking too long to dry
- Clothes are hotter than usual at the end of a dry cycle
- The outside of the dryer unit is hot to the touch
- Dryer shuts off before the cycle is complete, indicating that the dryer has exceeded a safe temperature
DUCTZ has been providing unbeatable dryer vent cleaning services nationwide since 1989. DUCTZ dryer vent cleaning franchises have been trained to specialize in keeping homes and commercial properties safe. If you’d like to bring a DUCTZ dryer vent cleaning franchise to your local area, we’d love to hear from you! Get started on your DUCTZ franchising opportunity by giving us a call today. Ready to start? Apply using our online application: here.