Dryer Vent Cleaning Services In Minneapolis

Serving the Twin Cities Metro and Surrounding Areas

Like most of the other vents in your home, your dryer vent is probably not something you spend too much time thinking about. After all, you turn on the dryer and the vent whisks away all of the lint and fumes that running the cycle produces. And that is exactly what it is supposed to do. But just like any vent in your home, your dryer vent needs some attention from time to time to keep it working the way it should.

When it comes to keeping your dryer vent free of debris, cleaning your lint filter before and after every load is certainly a good start. But there are still plenty of areas that can become clogged that you cannot reach on your own. These areas do not need to be cleaned all that often, but it is still important to have regular dryer vent cleaning services to avoid complications.

As tempting as it might be to try to clean your own dryer vents, proper residential dryer vent cleaning is something that should only be attempted by a trained professional. Most household vacuum cleaners and even shop vacs don’t have the power or hose length necessary to clean your dryer vent as thoroughly as needed for the best results. The experienced technicians at Air Mechanical Heating, Cooling & Plumbing provide dryer vent cleaning and inspection services to customers all over the Twin Cities area and would be glad to add you to our list of valued clients.

For prompt, professional dryer vent cleaning in Minneapolis, MN, and beyond, contact Air Mechanical today.

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Clogged Dryer Vents are Fire Hazards

One of the main reasons that having HVAC dryer vent cleaning services performed is so important is that lint build up can become a fire hazard. As you know, the dryer gets very hot when running, and excess lint is certainly flammable. Of course, under normal circumstances the small amount of lint that comes out of a load of clothes will not catch on fire. But if there is a lint buildup keeping the heat from escaping, the temperatures in your dryer vent can get high enough to cause ignition.

Choosing regular professional dryer vent cleaning in Minneapolis, MN, is a crucial step for preventing house fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration:

  • The leading cause of fires associated with clothes dryers in residential settings is failure to clean the vents.
  • The majority of fires involving dryers are started by the ignition of lint, loose fibers and dust that build up within the vents.
  • Fall and winter are the two seasons of the year that experience the most clothes dryer fires, with January being the month with the highest number of occurrences.

Indoor Air Quality

Another reason to keep up with a regular schedule of dryer vent cleaning is that it can help improve the overall quality of the air inside your home. A properly functioning dryer vent will direct fumes, dust and other contaminants outside. But when excess buildup of lint and debris has compromised the ability of your dryer vent to function effectively, many of those fumes and contaminants are released into the indoor air of your home.

Dryer Efficiency 

Having your dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis is also a great way to help your dryer function more efficiently. Have you noticed that it takes your dryer longer and longer to dry your clothes? Chances are that a simple dryer vent cleaning can take care of that problem. And that means you will not have to keep spending extra money for every load you put in.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs a Cleaning

If you notice any of the following warning signs, it’s a good idea to call Air Mechanical for complete dryer vent cleaning in Minneapolis, MN:

  • Your lint trap seems to be collecting a larger-than-normal amount of lint after each use.
  • Clothes come out of the dryer still feeling damp.
  • The air in your laundry room feels more humid while using your dryer.
  • There’s a noticeable smell of smoke or burning while your dryer is running.
  • The dryer becomes extremely hot to the touch toward the end of its cycle.

Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Services

Air Mechanical is proud to offer a full range of dryer vent duct cleaning services to our area customers. We will gladly schedule a time that is convenient for you and have the process completed quickly so that you can get back to more important things. Call today to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services or to schedule an appointment.

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