You know you need to perform dryer vent cleaning every year or so in order to ensure a safe and efficient drying experience. But, is it necessary to hire the professionals or is it more of a do-it-yourself job? You may have come across DIY dryer hose cleaning brushes and kits online or in stores. But, how effective are they and are they safe to use? How do they compare to a job done by a professional dryer cleaning service? Maple Grove residents want to know! As the area experts, we would like to tell you about the big differences between professional grade dryer vent cleaning and those DIY kits.
A dryer hose cleaning kit typically consists of flexible rods of varying lengths, ending in a brush that’s used to clean out lint. However, many have found that these kits won’t reach through the entire hose and can even become stuck or lodged in the dryer vent. This can create an even bigger hazard. And, while you may think you’ve cleaned out the entire hose, there may be portions of the vent you have missed. Or, you can even wind up packing lint and debris in the vent even tighter.
Many dryer vents travel upwards of 30 or even 40 feet, winding their way through the basement or attic with bends and turns before existing the home. It is nearly impossible for these types of DIY kits to cover the entire vent let alone make it around bends and turns. And, when the DIY kit doesn’t work then you’re out the money you spent on your dryer cleaning kit and you’ll have to pay a professional dryer cleaning service to finish the job correctly as well as retrieve the lost or broken brush.
While you may be tempted to try cheap cleaning kits, you are better off leaving the job to a professional dryer cleaning service who has the tools and expertise necessary to get the job done correctly. At Dryer Vent Wizard we can get the job done right the first time, using brushes that are long enough and a large air compressor that runs the entire length of the vent, pushing clogs and helping lint to escape the exterior vent.
Unfortunately, every year, thousands of homes are damaged by dryer fires. So, do what you can to protect your loved ones and home from the threat of a dryer fire and call our dryer cleaning service to perform a professional, thorough cleaning you can depend on.
For more information on our dryer cleaning service near Maple Grove, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.