did you know Dryer fires annually in the US reportedly CAUSE
million in property loss
what is dryer vent cleaning?
Dryer vent cleaning is the cleaning of the dryer exhaust line from the back of the dryer to the exterior of the home.
why is dryer vent cleaning important?
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 17,000 structural fires occur each year as a result of a dryer fire. The NFPA further states that the #1 cause of a dryer malfunction is not cleaning out the dryer vent, which accounts for 1/3 of all dryer fires. It also increases the efficiency of the dryer itself. The lint and debris that collects in the clothes dryer duct causes your dryer to work harder and run longer. A clogged vent could contribute to high levels of carbon monoxide or even cause a fire.
WARNING signs it’s time to clean your dryer vent
The following can occur as a result of a clogged dryer vent: fires, wear and tear on the dryer, high utility bills and carbon monoxide poisoning.
As a part of your home’s maintenance program, clean the lint out of the lint trap between each cycle and on an annual basis, call Advanced Furnace & Air Duct Cleaning for your professional dryer vent clean out. Your appliance will thank you and so will your home and family’s safety.
DRYER vENT Cleaning in action
Dryer Line Cleaning
Lint Catching On Fire
New Jersey Dryer Vent Cleaning
our dryer vent cleaning process
Next, our technician will go to the exterior, the point of exhaust located on the outside of your home.
Our air charged whip is sent down the dryer duct to dislodge all lint and debris.
How our process is different from the rest
The only fail proof way to guarantee the dryer duct is free of lint and debris is to ensure the dryer duct is under 100% negative suction. In order to get the dryer duct under complete suction, the dryer must be disconnected from the duct and then the duct must be connected to the vacuum truck as we send the air charged dislodger in from the exhaust point of the dryer duct, leaving no mess. We do not use a leaf blower or drill powered brush, as these methods often cause clogs.
We have the proper equipment to ensure this process is done properly to help prevent a dryer fire.
have questions about
dryer vent cleaning?
Advanced Air Duct Cleaning has answers
Birds and other small animals love dryer vents. They can build nests in the line causing serious clogs. You can discourage animals from claiming your dryer vent line as their new warm toasty home by installing the proper guard. Additionally, guards help to prevent back pressure from the outside wind in your dryer duct. Back pressure can cause carbon monoxide to enter your home. At Advanced, we offer both metal and plastic guards for installation depending on the homeowner’s goal and budget.
Unfortunately, companies providing these prices do not complete the dryer vent cleaning properly. They often utilize leaf blowers, shop vacs, brushes attached to drills, and other methods to clean the dryer line. These techniques do not put the dryer duct under the necessary suction to ensure proper cleaning as well as can cause damage and additional clogging.
According to the NFPA, your dryer vent should be cleaned annually or unless you find yourself running your dryer more frequently, a burning smell or the dryer is hot to the touch. In these instances, call right away for a dryer vent cleaning.
Typically, a dryer vent cleaning will take 30 to 45 minutes from start to finish.
Pictured here is our technician who had to pull out this brush, that was attached to a drill, out of the dryer duct as it broke inside from another company. This happens a handful of times every month. Having the proper equipment ensures the right job done the first time.