Monday, February 20, 2012

Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQ

Today we would like to present you with the most common questions asked by our customers.

1. Why dryer vent should be cleaned?

It should be cleaned, because of the safety reasons and of course to speed up the drying process.
Dryer fires usually start because of a dirty or improperly installed vent. Another risk from dirty vents is carbon monoxide gas buildup. A proper cleaning will save you on the cost of electric or gas.

2. How do I know that my dryer needs cleaning?

There are few signs that will tell you that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned. First, if you notice that the drying time of your clothes takes longer than usual, second if you can't feel air blowing from the vent outside from at least a foot and finally if you notice a lot of lint collecting. These are the signs that you need to schedule a dryer vent cleaning right away.

3. What hose is better, longer one or a shorter one?

Shorter hose is more efficient to run, because it doesn't clog up with lint so fast, and it cost less to clean.

4. How often should I clean my dryer vent?

You should clean your dryer vent at least once every two years. It depends on the lenght of the vent and how often it runs.
If you are not sure if your dryer vent needs to be cleaned, contact air vent cleaning Los Angeles company in your area.