Dryer Vent Cleaning
Alaska Power-Vac offer dryer vent cleaning services and is an authorized distributor for Lint Alert. By observing a few simple indications of poor system performance, one can examine the dryer components for any blockage or excessive heat. A clogged dryer vent may be your problem if: you notice heavy clothes such as blue jeans or towels taking a long time to dry, or clothes feel hotter than usual at the end of the cycle.
Fire Dangers of Excess Lint
Follow these few safety tips:
- Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the screen or the exhaust duct is blocked. Inspect lint screen for rips. If any are found, replace immediately.
- Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow. Note: WHITE VINYL HOSE is prohibited and should never be used in dryer venting.
- Disconnect, clean, and inspect the dryer duct and venting every couple of years, or hire a professional company to clean the dryer components. Some dryer vents may need more frequent inspection, such as in homes with complex construction where the dryer vents exceed 6 feet from the outside, or with smaller stack dryers and dryers that are older and do not have moisture sensors or high temperature safety limit controls. This will reduce the fire risk and increase the dryer’s efficiency.
Lint Alert Distributor
The LintAlert® enhances your home safety plan by monitoring the dryer exhaust system for problems. As lint naturally builds up over time, LED indicators progressively illuminate to show how efficiently your dryer is operating. When airflow restriction becomes dangerous, an alarm is triggered.
Airflow Restriction Causes Dryer Fires
While it may be obvious that dryer exhaust problems will increase your utility bills, it’s important to know they also create a very real fire hazard. The U.S. Fire Administration reports more than 15,000 dryer fires every year. Today, you can protect your home and family from that threat.
Peace of Mind Knowing Your Dryer is Safe and Efficient
Utilizing advanced technology, the onboard computer calibrates to know precisely how your dryer should be performing. It continually checks the system and tells you exactly when attention is needed.
Your dryer should be cleaned once a year or when the third LED lights up to keep your home safe and efficient. Call us today to schedule an appointment!
As I was preparing to sell my home, I hired Alaska Power-Vac to clean all my duct work in a 25+ year old home. I was amazed to see how much dirt and dust I have been living with for over 8 years. I believe cleaning my ducts helped me sell my home as a nice feature. I would highly recommend Alaska Power-Vac!