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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Why Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent?

Keep Your Family Safe

Partially clogged or fully blocked dryer vents can create several dangerous conditions. If not properly maintained, lint and clothing particles build up in the vent and prevent proper passage of air. Not only is air flow compromised, which causes the dryer to run excessively hot, but lint serves as a natural kindling if and when an exhaust fire breaks out.

Over 12,000 home fires and as much as 10 deaths per year are traced back to the laundry room. Such severe personal loss and excess property damage is coming as a result of something so mindless as neglecting to clean a dryer vent. There’s really no excuse not to.

A Breath of Fresh (Indoor) Air

Is the air inside your home circulating freely or stagnant with allergens? A blocked dryer vent can result in poor indoor air quality and other potentially harmful conditions. If your home uses a gas dryer, you may be at risk of carbon monoxide failing to escape a clogged exhaust system and leaking back into your home. Regular removal of lint and debris from your dryer vent will improve air quality throughout your home.

Improve Efficiency and Save Energy

Common sense says, a blocked dryer vent makes for one inefficient dryer. Performance is impaired, running temperature is overly high and to compensate for reduced effectiveness more energy must be burned. A dryer that’s not operating at its manufacturer recommended temperature and performance levels, can damage clothing and raise your monthly electric bill. Not to mention, you’ll waste twice as much time waiting for laundry to dry.

All of these ill-effects can be reversed by simply cleaning and maintaining your dryer vents. In addition to removing lint build-up, check to make sure the vent is not visibly collapsed or kinked. This often occurs at the connection to the dryer or the wall. It pays to be thorough when checking dryer vents for vulnerabilities or poor performance–make note of low points, creases, screens and any other features that may restrict the regular flow of air and debris.

Have K&M Clean Your Dryer Vents the Right Way

Take a deep breath and relax. K&M employees are certified to handle commercial vacuum equipment designed to clean dryer vents and HVAC systems.

Our technicians thoroughly clean and remove all debris from dryer vents so you don’t have to worry.

They’ll even show you how it’s done! After we’re finished, you can rest assured that your home is clean and safe for your family.

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