ProClean can quickly remove lint buildup from your dryer vent so that your:
family is safe...over 15,970 house fires per year attributed to dryer ignited fires.
dryer efficiency stays high.
cycle times remain short.
utility bill does not rise.
ProClean has specialized tools for the job so that even your longest vent runs can be lint free. ProClean has the technical knowledge to advise you when improper venting materials have been used and, can recommend and / or install safe replacement ducting. In-home estimates are always free...and our service is guaranteed with our free4-week callback policy!
Imagine waking up to see that your house is on fire — and then to find out later that the fire could have been easily prevented. The culprit: Your clothes dryer! According to the National Fire Protection Association, this common household appliance was the cause of more than 15,970 U.S. home fires per year from 2010–2014. These fires resulted in 13 deaths, 440 injuries, and $238 million in direct property damage.
Lint and other debris can build up in your dryer hose and vent duct, reducing air flow, backing up exhaust gases, causing your appliance to overheat, and eventually creating a fire. These hazards can be avoided by thoroughly inspecting and cleaning your dryer vent every year. (This is particularly true if your dryer vent duct was not designed or installed properly.) Not only are you reducing the risk of fire, you’re also putting money back into your wallet by improving the dryer’s efficiency. So how do you know if your dryer vent system is clogged and perhaps a ticking “time bomb”?
5 Warning Signs that it’s Time to Clean Your Clothes Dryer Vent: Drying time for clothes takes longer and longer. When a dryer vent is clogged, the drying cycle can double or triple in time. You’ll notice that clothes are not completely dry at the end of a regular cycle. A dryer is designed to push out the hot moist air for clothing to dry. If your vent is blocked by lint, the air will stay in your dryer keeping your clothes hot and moist. And when it takes twice as long to dry clothes, your dryer runs longer, hiking your utility bill and putting more wear and tear on it...drastically reducing the machine’s life.
Your clothing and the outside of the dryer are very hot. Do you notice that your clothing is very hot at the end of a cycle or the dryer is hot to touch? This warning sign means the vent is not exhausting properly. If your system is clogged, it not only wastes energy, but can cause the heating element and blower in the dryer to wear out faster.
You notice a burning smell. When you run your dryer do you smell a burning odor? Lint, which is very flammable, can build up in the exhaust tube, lint trap and even in the drum casing. If it gets too hot, it can catch on fire, causing a burning smell. (Remember to empty the lint trap often). Discontinue use of your dryer and have it inspected as soon as possible.
The vent hood flap doesn't open properly. Another visual red flag that you’re due for a cleaning: You can see lint or debris around the dryer hose or outside vent opening: or the duct hood flap does not open as it is designed to do. An outside vent that doesn’t open when the dryer is running means air flow has been restricted due to lint buildup.
It’s been longer than a year since your last inspection. Dryer vent ducts should be inspected at least once a year to reduce the risk of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning.