The National Fire Protection agency tells us there are approximately 15,000 house fires each year caused by clogged dryer vents. Dryer vent cleaning and hazard prevention is vital!
Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your clothes dryer as well. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases and may cause the dryer to overheat. This increases your energy consumption and may also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. Pro-Care has the experience, expertise, and equipment to clean your dryer vents and prevent these hazards and improve dryer efficiencies.
Our process consists of using compressed air and the spinning ball method. This process allows us to clean the majority of dryer vents from the outside of the building, minimizing inconvenience to the resident. As the spinning ball works its way through the vent, the lint and other debris (e.g. bird’s nests) are dislodged and pulled to the exterior, where it can be removed by our technician.
Birds nest removed from dryer vent.
Most common dryer vent hazards:
Lint build-up: Make no mistake; lint build up is dangerous and highly flammable.
Birds/Animals: Animals nesting in dryer vents pose a common problem. They are drawn to the warm and dry air space typically found inside a dryer vent. In some instances, the dryer vent can become completely obstructed! Once obstructions of this nature are removed, installation of a bird guard is recommended to prevent re-occurrence. Contact us to learn more about how Pro-Care can both clean and prevent future bird/animal obstruction.
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