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Do You Need Your Dryer Vents Cleaned?

Most homeowners don’t think about their dryer vents a whole lot. They’re typically not very visible in the home, and we tend to pay them little regard. That is, until your dryer starts working inefficiently! When drying times start taking longer than normal and you’re forced to run multiple loads, it can get frustrating in a hurry!Dryer Vent Cleaning - Tullahoma TN - A-1 Chimney Specialist

If your clothes are coming out damp, you may think a new dryer is in order. This is often not the case! A professional dryer vent cleaning returns your dryer to full strength. Count on the CSIA certified dryer exhaust technicians at A-1 Chimney Specialist to help you out!

Dirty Dryer Vents Are Dangerous

As we’ve said, a clean dryer vent helps your appliance run much smoother. You won’t be forced to run load after load, wasting valuable time and costing you money in energy bills month after month. This is an obvious benefit of investing in this yearly maintenance, and it’s a big reason why people call us in!

Yet, more importantly, cleaning out your dryer vents makes your home safer on multiple fronts. For one thing, it decreases your risk of experiencing a house fire. When the appliance overheats, fires can occur easier than you might think! Fires, combined with the flammable lint the dryer produces, can cause flames to spread in a hurry. Thousands of fires occur every year due to dryer vent neglect. Why take any chances? Get on the phone with our team today!

Unfortunately, fires aren’t the only thing you need to be concerned about when it comes to dirty dryer vents. When pathways clog up, the fumes your appliances produce cannot escape. This means they will turn around and enter your home, putting loved ones and pets at risk of illness or worse. In fact, many homeowners with clogged vents have been exposed to carbon monoxide, which can be fatal and is nearly impossible to detect!

Signs You Need A Cleaning

If you are unsure whether or not your vents need attention, look for these common signs that clogs and obstructions are present: longer dryer times, musty odors, excess lint in and around the dryer, higher temperatures in the laundry room, and clothes being extra hot after the cycle is complete.

Also, if it’s been over a year since your last cleaning, it’s always best to get one in. Like fireplace inspections, dryer vents should be cleaned once a year to ensure maximum efficiency and safer functioning.

Trust In Our Professional Team

Cleaning out your dryer vents may be something you feel you can take on yourself, but we strongly advise against this. Even the smallest slip up can lead to big issues for you and your household, all of which end up costing you more time, money, and stress. Make your home safer by setting up an appointment with us today!

Benefits Of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Homeowners throughout the Tullahoma and Winchester area have been trusting A-1 Chimney Specialist with all of their chimney and fireplace needs for 17 years and counting. We love what we do, and we pride ourselves on having so many loyal customers that put their trust in us! We are excited to provide top quality chimney care for many more years to come, but did you know that’s not all we do?Importance of dryer vent cleaning - Tullahoma, TN - A-1 Chimney Specialist

That’s right – A-1 Chimney Specialist is also CDET trained and certified. This means that we can handle any and all of your dryer vent cleaning needs! Learn more about the importance of dryer vent cleaning below.

Keeping Your Home Safer

Dryers have been known to cause thousands of fires per year in the United States, and the majority of these are due to clogged up dryer vents. Homeowners also face health issues when they are forced to inhale toxins and poisonous gases that cannot escape into the outdoor air. These fumes need somewhere to go and, when their pathway is blocked, they simply turn around and enter the home.

Saving You Money

Having your vents cleaned now will also save you money in the long run. When these units are plugged, your dryer runs less efficiently. You may start noticing your laundry needs to be run through multiple times before it gets fully dry… This adds to your energy bill and puts a lot of extra wear and tear on your appliance, too!

Also, all too often we see homeowners buying dryer after dryer, trying to figure out why each one they purchase doesn’t seem to do the job right. Turns out all they needed was a good vent cleaning! If you are having problems, we strongly encourage you to call us in. We can check things over and assess your personal situation before you make any costly (and unnecessary) purchases.

Signs You Need A Cleaning

If you can’t remember the last time you had a cleaning, there are signs that indicate you’re overdue. The CSIA recommends at least one cleaning per year. If it’s been longer than that, schedule an appointment with us today!

Other signs to look for? Longer than normal drying times, excessive heat coming from the appliance, lint showing up in/around the dryer, warm/musty odors coming from the laundry room, and clothing coming out feeling extra hot. All of these are clear warnings that you need a professional’s assistance as soon as possible!

We Are Certified To Help!

We want all of your appliances to run efficiently and remain safer for everyday use. Please contact us today to learn more about all that we can offer you! Our technicians are trained and certified by the CSIA in dryer vent cleaning, chimney sweeping, chimney inspections, and more! Depend on us for service you won’t find anywhere else.

Importance Of Dryer Vent Cleaning

If you have a chimney, then you have likely heard of the CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America). This amazing non-profit institution prides itself on its ethical standards and passion for keeping homeowners all across the country informed on safe fireplace practices. And if you’re hiring a sweep, you better make sure they hold a CSIA certification!Importance Of Dryer Vent Cleaning - Tullahoma TN - A1 Chimney

But the CSIA isn’t just about chimneys. They also specialize in dryer vent cleaning and can certify sweeps to clean and maintain them. We are proud to tell our customers about our Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians on staff, and we strongly encourage everyone to schedule a dryer vent cleaning today – learn more below!

Dangers Of A Dirty Dryer Vent

There are many reasons why a clogged or dirty dryer vent can put your home at risk. The biggest reason is how susceptible they are to fires. Dryer fires are known for causing over 15,000 fires per year throughout the United States and this is primarily due to clogs in the dryer vent. There’s no reason not to schedule a cleaning today!

Another reason these cleanings are so important is due to the chance of poisonous toxins entering the home. When vents clog up, fumes can’t escape, and your family becomes exposed to many harmful gases. Thousands of people are sent to the doctor every year due to illness caused by fume inhalation. Keep your family out of harm’s way by investing in us.

Signs You Need A Cleaning

If you are wondering what shape your dryer vents are in, there a few signs you can look for that will let you know if things have gotten bad:

  • Clothes are not drying. When you have to run multiple cycles just to get a regular load of laundry dry, then something is definitely not running right. This is inconvenient, dangerous, and it’s costing you money in utility bills. Get your dryer running efficiently again by getting those vents cleaned out stat.
  • Dryer is very hot. If you notice heat coming from your laundry room or from the dryer itself, then your appliance is overheating. This goes for your clothes, too! If your dry clothes are unusually hot after the cycle ends, something is wrong. Trust your instinct and have things checked out, so you can rest easy knowing your home is as safe as possible.
  • Lint is accumulating around the machine. When lint and other debris is visible in and around your dryer, you may be at risk. This is not normal and indicates that your appliance isn’t able to properly vent out these materials.
  • You notice strange odors. If anything smells different than normal – hot, musty, etc. – then schedule a cleaning right away. These odors are a sign that things aren’t able to run appropriately.

We Want To Help You Out

At A-1 Chimney Specialist we want all of our customers to feel safer and more secure in their own homes. Please contact us today to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services, then schedule your appointment today – we know you won’t regret it!