Residential & Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning Services in NJ
Keeping your dryer’s exhaust vent clean and obstruction-free is extremely important for health and safety reasons, as well as for keeping your energy costs as low as possible.
Did you know most New Jersey communities are mandating that homeowners have their dryer vents cleaned every two years at a minimum? Most apartment, townhouse and condominium communities are even writing this requirement into their bylaws.
The New Jersey Department of Consumer Affairs recently shared the following information from the National Fire Protection Association:
Between 2010-2014, various fire departments throughout the United States responded to an average of almost 16,000 home fires, and that 92% of these fires involved clothes dryers. This led to 13 civilian deaths and almost $238 million in property damage.
DRYER EFFICIENCY, ENERGY SAVINGS & FIRE PREVENTION ARE THE MOST COMMON BENEFITS OF AN ON-TIME TIME DRYER VENT CLEANING!
When Is It Time For a Dryer Vent Cleaning?
JD Family Air Duct Cleaning recommends an annual cleaning in order to be safe. Consider that your average dryer removes approximately one gallon of water from each wet load of laundry, and more if you are drying items such as towels that are designed to trap and hold water. As the water is removed, it’s expelled along with lint through your dryer vent and if the ductwork isn’t clean, the moisture gets trapped within the lint which then restricts the exhaust flow. Lint is very flammable and as the dryer works harder to expel the additional lint and moisture, it runs hotter. Excess heat, or a spark if your dryer is overstressed, can ignite the lint buildup within the exhaust vent.
Cleaning your dryer vent is more than just removing lint where your dryer connects to the wall. It’s the entire system, from the wall connection, through all the ductwork, to the dryer exhaust vent outside your home. The vent might not be opening and closing properly because of lint buildup, or because of bird and rodent nests or excess plant and landscaping debris. An exhaust vent that is not operating correctly is an extreme safety hazard.
If you’ve noticed that it’s taking longer for your clothes to dry, or that they are still damp after a normal dryer cycle, this is an indicator that your dryer vent may be clogged. It also means your dryer is working much harder to do the job than if the vent was clean and without any obstruction. This means you are using more electricity, more gas, and you are putting more stress on your dryer’s motor, drive system, and heating elements, which can lead to costly repairs or replacements sooner than later.
Another indicator is to feel your dryer itself. Does it feel much hotter than it used to? If so, that means you are running it longer, running it hotter, or its working harder to accomplish a task that took less time, energy and heat in the past. Dryer vent cleaning is truly an ounce of prevention that will save you several pounds of cure down the road.
Call JD Family Air Duct Cleaning to schedule your dryer vent cleaning appointment today.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits
Improves airflow and reduces the risk of overheating, which can ultimately lead to a dryer fire.
Energy and Cost Savings. Improves your dryer functionality, substantially impacting energy efficiency and reducing bill costs.
Saving Time. Improves dryer operation, reducing drying cycles by removing the moisture from your clothes quicker.
Extendes Dryer Life. An on-time cleaning increases the life of your dryer with fewer break downs.