CMR has been offering dryer vent cleaning to our Raleigh area neighbors for more than 5 years helping them improve dryer efficiency while improving home safety. Dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 23 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments. Learn more washer/dryer fire facts.
Keeping your dryer working at top efficiency and helping protecting your family from a potential fire requires more than simply cleaning your dryer’s lint trap. Of course, we do recommend you do that before or after every load, but we also suggest you consider an annual dryer vent cleaning.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Process
Here’s an overview of the process of cleaning your dryer vent.
- Air pressure test: We turn on the dryer and go outside to measure the amount of air pressure pushing through your vent.
- Clean the vent line: We use 200 lbs of air pressure to remove lint and debris from the dryer vent. In some cases, we also use different types of agitators that can snake through the vent, up to 100 feet, to break debris loose. The compressed air blows debris outside as seen in the picture above.
- Check flex line: We go behind the dryer to disconnect the flex line ensuring that it is well cleaned and reattach sealing it in place and as straight as possible. We do our very best to reduce turns in the flex line as that can increase air resistance, lowering dryer energy efficiency, and creating pockets for future lint and debris accumulation.
- Repeat air pressure test: With these steps completed we repeat the air pressure test fully expecting to see great air flow through you dryer vent.
Keeping Birds Out of Your Dryer Vents
After we clean your dryer’s air duct our attention turns to preventing future blockages that can be caused by nesting birds, squirrels or other wild life.
In our professional opinion, our Raleigh clients are far better off with a 3 louver dryer vent cover than with a cage dryer vent cover.
While both are effective at keeping birds and other pests from nesting in your dryer vent, the cage can become clogged with lint overtime that will restrict air flow and could cause your dryer to overheat and possibly even a fire.
The 3 louver cover lets any lint that is not trapped by your dryer to pass through without clogging the vent opening.
Cost of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Compare our cost for dryer vent cleaning and check out our customer reviews. I’m sure you’ll find our winning combination of service and value is simply unbeatable!
CMR Raleigh Dryer Vent Cleaning Promise
As experienced professionals we understand our customers demand top notch results as well as prompt courteous service. We promise to deliver on both those expectations. Your dryer vent cleaning will be performed to the highest professional standards and our team will always be respectful and courteous while in your home or business. We guarantee your satisfaction.Get Your Free Price Quote Now!