When is the last time that you had your dryer vent cleaned? If you can’t remember it’s probably time to get that service booked. Dryer vent cleaning Edmonton is a regular dryer vent cleaning service that assists in the efficiency, longevity, and safety of your dryer vent system. Ignoring this annual service can lead to higher monthly electrical bills due to longer dry times, hot and humid laundry rooms, and even potential dryer fires.
We have been providing dryer vent cleaning Edmonton for over 10 years and have cleaned tens of thousands of dryer vents. Dryers are meant to remove hot and humid air from the dryer to the termination point on the outside of your house, when lint builds up from regular dryer function it slows the airflow down and makes it harder for the dryer to get the lint all the way to the exterior of the building. Dryers are already facing some unintended challenges as builders have been placing dryers in convenient places in the home but they sometimes lead to very long dryer vent runs. You can more about that in our post about dryer vent to long?
Why is my dryer taking so long?
There are a number of reasons that dryers start to take longer to dry your clothes, but the number one reason is venting. Dryers are only meant to exhaust a maximum of 25′ including the 5′ every elbow takes up, this means that if your dryer is more than 15′ of straight pipe then it’s probably too long when you factor in the elbows. Other problems like a dirty lint trap or a plugged termination point can also lead to longer drying times. And one of the worst situations is when homeowners put a mesh screen over the dryer exhaust (which is a code violation and may void your insurance) and the lint builds up and plugs it off. Yes, it helps with keeping birds and rodents from nesting but you are creating a much more common problem at the same time.
How often should I call for dryer vent cleaning Edmonton?
Dryer vent cleaning is an annual service as a general rule of thumb, but sometimes you might require the service more often, it all depends on the amount of clothes that you dry, how long the venting is, the type of clothing you wear, (some clothes create much more lint) and if you have a screen over the termination point.
We are a flat-rate business and there are only a few variables that would determine the cost of a dryer vent cleaning, you can also save some money by signing up for our annual service program. Give us a call at 780-932-7337 for a free estimate.