Protect your home, family, and budget with a dryer vent cleaning by the certified technicians at Capital Chimney Corp, serving you throughout the Chicago, IL area. We can thoroughly inspect your ventilation system and connections for possible safety hazards and perform any fixes you need. Leave this seemingly simple task to the professionals.
Why Do I Need A Dryer Vent Cleaning?
According to the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) around 16,000 home fires are caused each year because of a lint accumulation in the dryer vent. Clogged or improperly vented dryer vents can be very dangerous. For this reason, it is important that you have a certified technician guarantee that your dryer is properly vented to the outside air and that the vent is free from lint, nesting, rodents, and birds.
Inefficient Vent Systems Can Be A Health Risk
Dryers are commonly installed away from an outside wall in bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, and hall closets. This means that the dryer vent systems have sharp turns and bends which make them long and inefficient. The widespread use of natural gas dryers is another reason why dryer vent inspections are necessary. If a gas clothes dryer vent is not installed properly or if the exhaust is being produced quicker than it can be emitted (partial obstruction), then deadly carbon monoxide gas can be forced into a home and can cause a severe safety issue.
Common Dryer Exhaust Issues
As we’ve moved from simple, short, straight ventilation systems running from the appliance to a basement window, for example, it can be harder to spot problems right away. Neglecting proper dryer vent sweeps can cause a variety of expensive and even life-threatening consequences. Some common issues that arise from inefficient ventilation due to a clogged dryer vent include:
- Overheating Dryers Requiring Repair Or Replacement
- Longer Dry Time Can Mean Higher Energy Bills
- Shortens The Life Of Your Dryer
- Water Damage & Mold Problems Caused By Condensed Humidity
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Threat
- Increased Chance Of House Fires
- Lint Makes Great Nesting Material For Pests
The Home Fire Threat
Would you purposefully pack your walls with fire kindling? Lint is a favorite fire starter for campers because it’s so easy to set ablaze. When you leave dryer lint to build up in your ducts, it becomes an accident just waiting to happen.
You don’t even need a spark to start this chain reaction of destruction. The heat flowing through the exhaust system is often enough.
Don’t Throw Your Money Away
If you have to run multiple dry cycles to get your clothing good and dry, that’s money out the window in multiple ways. First, you waste energy and increase your energy bills in the long run. You are also making your dryer work harder for longer periods. This can wear out the safety switches that keep your dryer from overheating. By putting off dryer duct cleaning, you are unnecessarily paying more for energy and making dryer repairs or replacements unavoidable.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Risks
Gas dryers have become an energy savings darling in recent years. This is good news, but only if your vent lines are regularly inspected and cleaned as needed. Instead of air and moisture backing up into your laundry room and home, you’re dealing with deadly carbon monoxide gas. Don’t play Russian roulette with your family’s safety. Let us inspect and clean the ventilation lines from your gas dryer.
Water Damage From A Dryer?
Isn’t the washer where the water is? Not when the ventilation system is clogged. That’s right; we are talking about air and moisture. If you’ve ever wondered why your laundry room feels damp or humid, it’s probably a ventilation problem. The water evaporating from your clothes causes condensation to build up on your ceiling and walls. This often results in water damage and sometimes even mold growth.
Kick That Lint To The Curb
Why put off all the advantages of a dryer vent cleaning when help is just a phone call away? When getting a dryer vent cleaning through Capital Chimney Corp, a certified technician will clean out the dryer vent as well as inspect it. They will also ensure that the proper type of vent is in place with the correct guard to assure no critters. At Capital Chimney Corp, we want to help you keep your Chicago area property and family safe and your exhaust system running efficiently. Contact us today for your cleaning and inspection appointment.