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Can’t I Clean My Dryer Vent Myself?

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The vent that exhausts heat and moisture from your clothes dryer must remain as unobstructed as possible. There are three reasons for this:

  • To help thoroughly dry clothes during the drying cycle.
  • To keep the dryer as energy efficient as possible.
  • To lower the chances of a house fire.

The third reason is the most important: a large number of house fires start every year because lint clogging the interior of a dryer vent ignites from the heat. Lint is a highly flammable material, and you want most of it removed from the vent and the hose connecting the dryer to the vent.

You need to have your clothes dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis. But this isn’t a job you should take on as a DIY project. Instead, call professionals who offer dryer vent cleaning in Blaine, MN, like the skilled team at Air Mechanical, Inc.

Why dryer vent cleaning is a job for professionals

Crude older clothes dryers had vents and hoses that were simple to access, but this is no longer true. The modern efficient dryer is built with a more complex ventilation system that isn’t one a homeowner can reach on his or her own.

But even if you could reach the vent without trouble, you should still only rely on skilled professionals. Experienced technicians have equipment that allows them to thoroughly clean out the vent in only a short time, without creating a mess or potential problems with the dryer hose in the future. Unless you have professional level equipment, you will spend hours trying to do what will end up as an inferior job. When you have experts tackling the work, it will take less than an hour to complete and you’ll have dryer in great shape.

Dryer vent cleaning does more than simply pull lint from the hose and vent opening. It also checks on other components of the exhaust system for your dryer, such as the outer wall damper. It takes experienced technicians to make these checks to see that the dryer’s exhaust is at its safest and most effective.

Hiring professionals to clean your dryer vent is an investment in speed, energy efficiency, and safety: results you couldn’t get if you tried the job on your own.

The next time you need to schedule dryer vent cleaning in Blaine, MN, you only need to give Air Mechanical, Inc. a call and we will take care of everything.

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