All Seasons Air Duct Cleaning in Cliffside Park, NJ, can also clean your clothes dryer duct and exterior vent. For many homes, a clothes dryer has become a necessity but it can also create a danger when not properly maintained. According to statistics provided by the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryers account for approximately 15,600 structure fires a year, including injuries and death in some cases. Lack of proper maintenance is the leading cause of dryer fires. Over time lint builds up in the dryer air duct which restricts airflow and causes overheating. This is not only a fire hazard but will cause your dryer to operate inefficiently and create higher energy bills.
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning
It’s not enough to just clean the lint filter in your dryer. You need to have a professional to inspect and clean your dryer air duct once a year to help keep it free of lint that could cause a fire. If your clothing is taking a long time to dry, is hotter than normal at the end of the drying cycle or if the outdoor vent flapper isn’t opening when the dryer is running, you need to call All Seasons Air Duct Cleaning right away These are clear signs that your dryer air duct may be clogged with lint and no longer working as efficiently as it should.
Exterior Bird Guard
Uncovered vents are open invitations to squirrels, vermin, and birds to build their nests in your dryer vents. Allowing this can lead to many types of unwanted issues, including blocked vents that can could cause fires and operational trouble. Plus, these pests can use your vents as a gateway to enter your home freely and as often as they like!
All Seasons Air Duct Cleaning has the experience and skill to install exterior guards on your vents that will keep all the pests out. The guards can be installed quickly and easily over any 3-inch or 4-inch dryer vent or any bathroom exhaust vent. Our team has the equipment and know-how to access your open vents, protect them and, most importantly, provide you with peace of mind knowing some annoying little critter won’t show up unexpectedly in your living room, dining room, bedroom or elsewhere in your house.
How to Clean an Outside Dryer Vent
1. Check the Opening of The Vent
Check the exterior vent while the dryer is running to guarantee the slats are opening without restrictions. If you find that they are not opening correctly, turn off the dryer and open the vent manually.
2. Inspect the Vent
Inspect any of the hinges for rust and oil lightly with a lubricant. The vent should also be inspected for any cracks or signs of missing parts. Missing parts will let insects and vermin to enter the ductwork and your laundry area, and that’s never a good thing.
3. Remove Any Lint and Debris
Use your hands or something with a long handle or wire brush to remove any clogging lint. Regular cleaning is particularly important in humid climates where moisture causes lint to mat and cling to the vent causing it to malfunction.
4. Wash the Vent Cover
If the vent cover is dirty with dust and dirt, mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid in warm water and scrub the soil with a brush or old cloth. Rinse well with clean water and dry.
All Seasons Air Duct Cleaning in Cliffside Park, NJ, can be reached at 201-469-5727. Call for expert dryer vent cleaning service.