When Is The Last Time You Had Your Dryer Vent Cleaned?

When lint clogs a dryer duct in your SW Florida home, it is at risk for a significant fire. Lint is made of cotton and other flammable materials and sticks to the inside of your dryer vent system.  Over time, these combustible materials build up, clogging the venting, which in turn can lead to a fire in your vent or cause your appliance to ignite.

Annually, thousands of homes catch fire due to clogged dryer vents resulting in tens of millions of dollars in losses that could have been prevented with a simple maintenance routine.  Proper maintenance ensures the safety of your family, extends the life of your dryer, and lowers electric costs.

Dryer vent cleaning by Tru-Clean Surface Care provides homeowners with a sense of security while ensuring their dryer runs at maximum efficiency.  Our service will guarantee that your dryer duct will be 100% free of any blockages or lint buildup. We video scope, and clean the entire length of your dryer duct venting and then fog the system with a hospital-grade disinfectant to eliminate mold and mildew that grows in your duct.

Our rotary extraction dryer vent cleaning service removes lint, bird nests, stored nuts, and nesting from squirrels, raccoons, rodents, and particles of clothing from dryer ducts in homes. We use specialized rotary extraction brushes and high-velocity vacuum equipment.  We clean the dryer’s vent trap, under and around the appliance, and inspect the venting between the dryer and wall.  Once the cleaning is complete, we video scope the duct to ensure a quality cleaning and ensure that your dryer vent is obstruction-free.

Advantages of Dryer Duct Cleaning

Appliance Efficiency

A clean exhaust duct prevents heat, moisture, and lint buildup from being trapped in your home. When obstruction occurs, energy, natural resources, and time are wasted because your appliance works overtime and runs longer than necessary, thereby shorting its life cycle. Moisture can also cause damage to drywall, wallpaper, ceilings, and other building materials.

Wear on Your Clothes Dryer

If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes as it should, the number of loads that it has the potential to dry is cut in half.  When the dryer runs at higher than designed temperatures, the life of your dryer and clothes decreases. This can lead to the heating element burning out, your dryer needing to be replaced prematurely, or a fire could ignite because of overworked safety controls.

How To Determine If you Need A Dryer Vent Cleaning

  • If your clothes take more than one cycle to dry
  • If your laundry room feels hot or humid (that means heat isn’t escaping efficiently through the dryer’s vent)
  • If your dryer feels hot to the touch when running
  • If your freshly dried clothes are hot to the touch when exiting the dryer
  • If your laundry room is dusty with lint
  • If you trip breakers when running your dryer
  • If you’ve never had the service performed before

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  We have been servicing the dryer duct cleaning needs of clients throughout SW Florida since 2007.

When is the last time you have your dryer vent cleaned?

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care’s dryer vent cleaning service, please visit us online at www.TruCleanSurfaceCare.com or call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida.  You can also visit us on our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/TruCleanSurfaceCareFL

Did You Know?

Plastic transition ducts (the vent that joins the dryer to the wall) should be replaced with metal ducts because they are non-flammable, unlike plastic.