One appliance that uses a lot of energy in your home is the clothes dryer. Of course we want it to be running as smoothly as possible for the best efficiency. It is easy to tell if it is not working as efficiently as it could be, and one sign is when your clothes are still damp after a full drying cycle. Having to run your dryer twice to dry your clothes is not only a waste of energy, but it can also reduce the life of the appliance.

Most of the time, the reason your dryer is not working properly is due to dirty and clogged vents. A clogged dryer vent not only makes your dryer inefficient, but it also is a safety hazard in your home. If you have noticed that your dryer is taking longer to dry your clothes, Ace Chimney Sweeps is here to help increase its efficiency with a professional dryer vent cleaning. Our technicians have the experience and training to properly remove all lint and debris from the vent to get your dryer back to optimal efficiency.

What kind of safety hazard does a dirty dryer vent create?

Increase the Efficiency of Your Dryer - Elkton MD - Ace Chimney SweepsWhen your dryer vent is clogged with lent, it can easily lead to a fire in your home. According to the US Fire Administration, there are approximately 2,900 clothes dryer fires every year. These fires have resulted in five deaths, 100 injuries, and at least $35 million in property losses. About a third of these fires were caused by a failure to clean the vents, which means they can be prevented.

The reason why a clogged dryer vent is a fire hazard is because of the lint. It is so flammable that the Boy Scouts recommend it as a fire starter for campfires. When your vent is clogged, it can make your dryer overheat to extremely high temperatures. The heat is hot enough to ignite the lint inside your dryer vent. To avoid this dangerous fire hazard, many fire safety organizations recommend to get your dryer vent professionally cleaned at least once a year.

What can I expect from a professional dryer vent cleaning from Ace Chimney Sweeps?

When our technician arrive at your home to clean your dryer vent, he will begin by inspecting it to see exactly how much lint, dirt, and debris are in your vent. To inspect and clean the vent, he first needs to move your dryer away from the wall. We then use a special vacuum that is attached to the vent and is strong enough to loosen and remove all lint from the interior.

With every dryer vent cleaning, we also make sure that you have the right size and type of vent and that it was installed properly. After we clean your vent, you will immediately notice that your dryer working more efficiently, which save energy, reduce your utility bills, prolong the life of your appliance, and decrease the risk of a dryer fire. When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? Contact us today at Ace Chimney Sweeps to make an appointment for this important annual maintenance service.