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Increase Your Dryer’s Efficiency with a Professional Cleaning

If your dryer has finished a full cycle but the clothes inside are still damp, it is a sign that your vent is clogged. To get your dryer operating efficiently, you will need to schedule an appointment for a professional dryer vent cleaning. If you live in the lower Hudson Valley area, you can trust All Seasons Chimney to do a proper job that will significantly increase the efficiency of your dryer. Our staff has been trained by the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) as certified dryer exhaust technicians. We remove every bit of lint and debris to make your dryer more efficient and safer to use. We would like to tell you more about the benefits of professional dryer vent cleaning.

IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY OF YOUR DRYER

Increase Your Dryer's Efficiency with a Professional Cleaning - Poughkeepsie NY - All Seasons ChimneyIf your dryer vent is dirty and clogged, your dryer cannot exhaust as it should. This reduces its efficiency to where it takes more than one drying cycle to completely dry a load of clothes. Not only does this waste energy, it can also make your utility bills more expensive. Our vent cleanings save energy and money, as your dryer works more efficiently. This also helps to prolong the life of your dryer and to reduce the need for costly repairs.

REDUCE THE RISK OF AN ACCIDENTAL FIRE

Across the country, there are approximately 2,900 residential fires caused by clothes dryers reported each year. These fires have resulted in an average of 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property losses. According to these statistics from the US Fire Administration (USFA), almost 40 percent of these fires are directly related to failure to clean the vents. The reason why a clogged vent can be such a dangerous fire hazard is lint, which is responsible for most dryer vent blockages. Lint is so highly flammable that organizations like The Boy Scouts of America recommend using it as a campfire starter. Since a clogged vent causes a dryer to overheat, the excessively high temperatures inside the appliance can easily ignite an accumulation of lint. Your safety is our top priority, so you can trust us to remove every bit of lent.

Increase your home’s energy efficiency and safety with a professional dryer vent cleaning. Contact us today at All Seasons Chimney to schedule an appointment with our CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians.

Why Is a Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning So Important?

When was the last time you had your clothes dryer vent professionally cleaned? At All Seasons Chimney, we have found that many of our customers do not even realize that they should even have their dryer vents cleaned by experienced and trained technicians. Our customers are shocked to learn that the United States Fire Administration stated that, between the years of 2008 and 2010, approximately 2,900 clothes dryer residential fires were reported to fire departments each year in this country. These fires led to five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss annually. The biggest cause of these clothes dryer fires was failure to clean the vents. Not only does professional dryer vent cleaning prevent a dangerous fire, it can also save you money and prolong the life of your clothes dryer. We would like to tell you more about the importance of dryer vent cleaning by answering some frequently asked questions.

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Why can I not just clean my dryer vent myself?

The majority of your dryer vent is hidden from view and confined inside your walls, floor joist, crawl space, or attic. Even though your dryer lint trap does gather lint, that amount is typically only 60%. The other 40% goes through your dryer vent system. Lint tends to accumulate in the twists and bends in the venting system. To thoroughly clean your dryer vent system, the entire system must be accessed to ensure all lint accumulations have been removed.

It is clear that a professional dryer vent cleaning can prevent a residential fire. What are other benefits of having this job done by the experienced technicians of All Seasons Chimney?

When your dryer vent system is dirty and clogged with lint, it can take longer than normal to completely dry a load of clothes. You might even have to run your clothes dryer twice as long to dry one load. This can add up to high utility bills as well as wasted time waiting around for your laundry to be done. Additionally, using your clothes dryer repeatedly for longer than normal causes its components to wear out faster, which can cost you money in expensive appliance repairs. If you ever have to dry your clothes for more than one cycle, you should call All Seasons Chimney to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.

Do dirty dryer vent systems pose other hazardous risks?

A clogged dryer vent system does run the risk of leaking toxic gases like carbon monoxide into your home. If your vents are clogged with lint, there is no way for anything to escape to the outdoors. Especially if you have a gas-powered clothes dryer, a professional dryer cleaning can greatly reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Need to schedule your annual professional dryer vent cleaning? Contact All Seasons Chimney to make an appointment with our trained and experienced technicians.