Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

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As a company that offers dryer vent cleaning in Inver Grove Heights, we are often asked the same questions by different customers. So we thought we would take the time to address these questions, and we hope you find this information helpful!

Q: What is dryer vent cleaning?

A: A dryer vent cleaning is removing the lint that gets past the lint screen in your dryer appliance and accumulates in the dryer venting system. Over time, too much of this lint will accumulate in the vent line and will restrict the exhaust flow from the dryer. It can cause your dryer to run inefficiently and, if left too long, can cause your dryer to over-heat. A simple measurement with a meter can determine if the dryer exhaust is restricted.

Q: How do you clean dryer vents?

A: We use different equipment and methods to clean dryer vents depending on variables like the material the dryer vent is made out of, the length of the dryer vent, the termination point, whether the lint accumulated is wet or dry and the time elapsed between cleanings. We have compressed air systems, vacuum systems and rotary brush systems to perform dryer vent cleaning.

Q: What other benefits will I see from dryer vent cleaning?

A: Dryer vent cleaning doesn’t just help prevent dryer fires. It also helps increase your dryer’s efficiency because with clean dryer vents, your dryer will dry your clothing faster. You could also see a decrease in your electric bill since your dryer will not take as much time drying your clothes. It can also help decrease that musty odor that can cling to your clothes after they have been through your dryer. A clean dryer vent will increase the service life of your dryer by not having the dryer appliance run as long to dry a load of clothes.

Q: How often should I call you for dryer vent cleaning?

A: The answer to this question depends on a few factors, like how often you use your dryer, if you have pets, the brand of dryer you have, the length of your dryer vent, the material your dryer vent is made out of, the type of vent cover at the termination, the number of elbows in your system, etc.

Q: How do I know I need to call you for dryer vent cleaning?

A: There are a few signs that you should call Dryer Vent Wizard for dryer vent cleaning. Does it take more than one cycle to dry your clothes? Do your clothes smell musty after you pull them out of the dryer? Is your dryer hot to the touch? Have you noticed an increase in your electric bill? Do you smell a burning odor or burnt lint, or have you noticed a smell of moisture, dampness or dryer exhaust smell in your laundry room? If you answered yes to any of these questions, give us a call.

For more information on dryer vent cleaning in Inver Grove Heights, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us and Request Service.

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