Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning – Minneapolis
Save time, money, energy and have some peace of mind with professional dryer vent cleaning in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area by Vent Guys. We provide some reasons why dryer vent cleaning is so important as well as extra services we provide.
Increase Dryer Efficiency
Doing laundry can be a time-consuming chore. When your dryer isn’t working properly, it makes that chore even more time consuming and frustrating. Over time your dryer pushes lint through your lint trap and into the dryer vent. The lint accumulates on itself and eventually restricts the air flow. This air flow restriction will cause your dryer to not perform at its optimum level. It can cause longer drying times, which wastes energy and costs more to dry each load of clothes.
A clogged dryer vent can add up to an additional $20 per month to your energy bill. Having your dryer vent cleaned by Vent Guys on a regular basis can help keep your dryer working efficiently and reduce the headache associated with doing your laundry.
There are many signs that your dryer vent may be clogged. You can learn more about how to tell if your dryer vents need cleaning on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Prevent Dryer Fires
Having a clogged dryer vent also adds to the possibility of your dryer being a fire hazard. The buildup of lint restricts air flow causing the dryer to heat up more than it should, and the lint can ignite on the heating element. Clothes dryer fires are one of the top causes of household fires each year in the United States, causing approximately 15,000 fires annually. Having your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis will help prevent deadly and costly dryer vent fires.
Clogged Dryer Vents
Many times we get calls from individuals who have just purchased a brand new dryer. They get the dryer installed and the dryer does not dry their clothes in a reasonable amount of time. We understand how frustrating this can be: making a major purchase only to have the appliance not work as designed.
This again is often caused by the dryer vent being clogged with lint. Most likely the dryer they had before was functioning properly as well, and they could have saved money by getting the dryer vent cleaned by a professional. Whether you are shopping for a new dryer, have purchased a new dryer and it is not working properly, or even have a new dryer that is working, it is a good idea to have the Vent Guys out to inspect and clean your dryer vent to make sure everything is performing at optimal levels.
Repair Dryer Vents
We also repair dryer vents. Many times we enter a home to find that the dryer vent was installed poorly, improperly or over time has fallen in disrepair. While regular cleanings by the Vent Guys can help prevent dryer vent failure, if you have a dryer vent that was installed using the incorrect materials or has become unsafe over the years, Vent Guys can repair vents and re-install them properly to ensure that your dryer’s venting is the safest and most efficient possible.
Inspecting the dryer venting and providing honest advice is all part of our dryer vent cleaning process. So if you think you may have a vent that is not up to code, falling apart or maybe the old flexible venting that really restricts air flow, contact the professionals at Vent Guys to inspect and clean your dryer vent today.
Contact Vent Guys for Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning
With the complex construction of homes in this day and age, dryer vents are usually farther from the outside wall meaning that you will have a longer vent and therefore more places for lint to accumulate. Our team of certified professionals ensures that every corner and bend of your dryer vent is sufficiently cleaned and all lint removed.
If the job is not done by professionals such as those at Vent Guys, lint accumulation can lead to a fire, especially with gas clothes dryers. Clogged vents can also lead to a backfill of carbon monoxide in your home that can be fatal after prolonged exposure.
Contact Vent Guys today to prevent house fires and ensure your vents are clean and functional. We serve Minneapolis, St Paul and the surrounding Twin Cities area.