Countless structural fires take place every year from clothes dryers with clogged or dirty dry vents. It is estimated that those fires sustain more than $100,000,000 of property loss each year-- in addition to associated deaths and injuries. The most common cause of clothes dryer fires is a clogged up dryer vent. This issue can be totally prevented with proper and routine maintenance and cleaning.
What Is Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Every business owner or property manager who provides in-house laundry services needs to be aware of the last time their clothes dryer vent was cleaned out. When you hire St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration to look after your clothes dryer vent cleaning, you can rest assured that we will get rid of the lint and other particles that could become jammed in the venting system and lead to fires.
While you may be able to clean up and maintain some areas of your clothes dryer vents yourself, such as the lint catcher and tailpipe, professional attention to other locations of your clothes dryer's venting system (e.g., pipelines going through walls or ceilings) is highly advised.
Even if you try to clean your lint traps regularly, not all the lint from your laundry is eliminated. In reality, only about 25 percent of the lint from your clothing is gathered by the lint trap you move out of the front of your clothes dryer. That means the rest is developing in the dryer vent system, restricting air flow and triggering your clothes dryer to work more difficult.
Advantages of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
There are several benefits to having your commercial dryer vents professionally cleaned.
Shorter drying times for clothing, especially those made of heavier materials
Elimination of damp or exceptionally hot clothes at the end of a drying cycle
Increased safety, as a clean vent allows the outside flap to correctly open throughout operation
Cost savings back in your pocket, thanks to lower energy use
Prolonged life expectancy of the dryers
Prevention of fires, carbon monoxide backup, and other damage
Compliance with insurance evaluation requirements
How Often Should a Dryer Vent Be Cleaned?
The frequency of dryer vent cleaning depends in large part on how often the dryers are used. It is recommended that commercial entities with laundry services get a regular assessment to determine the proper schedule for cleaning. St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration will evaluate your situation and advise you on a cleaning schedule that meets your needs and keeps your dryers clean and safe.
Whether you need professional dryer vent cleaning for security purposes, monthly cost savings, or as a part of manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance, we can help. At St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration, we make use of unique tools and devices to force air inside your dryer vent, carefully clearing out your venting system without leaving any mess behind.
When you call St. Louis Cleaning & Restoration, we will send a skilled technician to take a look at your clothes dryer and provide you with a safe dryer vent cleaning service plan. You’ll never have to worry about safety hazards, non-compliance, or poor dryer performance again when you count on us to keep your vents clean.
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