Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vent obstructions result in slower drying times, energy inefficiency, and higher utility bills. Blockages can be deadly, too; they are the major contributor in residential dryer fires. Dan’s Drain and Duct Cleaning of Beresford, SD, provides detailed dryer vent cleaning to residents of southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa. Our rates are competitive, with no mileage fee for customers within 35 miles of Beresford.
Some things to look for that might indicate that your dryer is not working properly and in need of dryer vent cleaning:
- It Takes More Than One Cycle to Dry Your Clothes
- Clothes Come out of the Dryer Hotter Than Normal or Have a Musty Odor
- Dryer Vent Hood Flap Doesn’t Open
- There is bunch of lint on floor/wall behind your dryer
** We also take apart the inside of your dryer and clean past the lint screen for a small charge. This is at the customer’s discretion and we always ask before doing the work.
According to the U.S Fire Administration there are approximately 2900 homes fires a year resulting in an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries and $35 Million in damages.
Why Should I Clean My Dryer Vents?
Lint build-up in your dryer vents can cause reduced airflow, which in turn causes overheating; when this happens, the high-temperature-limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches weren’t designed to cycle continuously and when they do, it may cause them to fail.
Accumulation of lint and reduced exhaust airflow make conditions ripe for a fire. Lint is highly combustible and one of the main ingredients in a recipe for home-made fire starters.
Who Needs This Service?
Anyone with a dryer needs dryer vent cleaning, especially those in homes with dryers located on inside walls, or second-floor laundry rooms. These centralized locations force dryers to be vented at greater distances, sometimes 50′ or more, increasing lint buildup, or other obstructions, which can affect the dryer’s performance.