Dryer vent cleaning is something that should be done annually or even every six months depending on the amount of laundry your home does. We are talking with Mtl Duct Cleaning professionals located in Montreal and the West Island and asked them the most common questions about dryer vent cleaning.
Can I clean my dryer vent myself?
If you are handy around the house you can try clean your dryer vent yourself with a vacuum and brush system that goes on the end of your drill. A do-it-yourself brush kit can cost somewhere around $30 and up. However we have seen many home owners try this and snap the brush in the dryer vent causing an even greater job and far more expensive to fix. We recommend calling a professional and have it cleaned properly.
How often should I clean my dryer vent?
A good rule of thumb is to have your dryer exhaust vents inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once per year. However, if you have a household that uses your dryer often, such as one with a lot of children, you may want to consider increasing that amount to every six months. Mtl Duct cleaning offer service contracts where we come ever year to clean and check out your dryer vent. For more information contact email@example.com
How do I know my dryer vent needs to be cleaned?
Mtl Duct Cleaning has put together the top 8 reasons you should have your dryer vent cleaned:
- Clothes take longer than normal to dry.
- The lint flap isn’t opening
- The dryer tells you there’s a problem
- The dryer stops working or over heats
- Clothes are unusually hot to the touch
- You’ve noticed burning smells
- It’s been more than a year since you cleaned it last
Can a dryer catch on fire due to a blocked dryer vent?
Yes! Over 18,000 fires started last year in Canada alone due to blocked dryer vents.