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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Help prevent a fire in your home or in your business. Protect your family and employees by having your dryer vents regularly cleaned.

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance Services

Power Vac of Ottawa is here to help with residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning services that deliver peace of mind. We’ve proudly been in business for over 50 years and have amassed a reputation for delivering what we promise: Cleaner indoor air and safer properties. Our experienced team is an ideal choice for fast, efficient, detail-focused inspections and cleanings to help protect your household and business.

We do everything possible to keep our loved ones safe, but it’s surprising how many folks tend to overlook the risks of inefficient dryer exhaust vents. Regular dryer vent cleaning is critical to keeping your appliance in peak operating condition, protecting against overheating while ensuring maximum airflow efficiency. Considering that the average house or apartment goes through a whole lot of laundry on an annual basis, having expert inspections and cleanings scheduled is critical.

Why Do I Need My Vent Cleaned?

Plenty of homeowners believe that the lint trap on their dryer will catch everything, but that’s not the case. Fine particulates can still pass through and end up caught on corners, screws and other parts of the exhaust vent system. Worse still, mesh covers on the outside of the vent to keep pesky critters out can speed up the blocking process thanks to debris, ice and other materials. These factors contribute to restricted airflow, meaning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide can become trapped within your home after every use of the dryer. While replacing mesh vent coverings with solid flaps can help, proper maintenance of the vent itself every year is still essential. Otherwise, the risk of your dryer becoming less effective, overheating and even catching fire will greatly increase.

Maintain Function and Efficiency

A dryer vent needs to be clean to allow your dryer to function efficiently and safely. Improper venting or a clogged vent will result in longer drying times, wasted energy, and excessive heat build-up leading to premature wear on the machine. In some cases, reduced airflow caused by lint build-up can cause overheating. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. Most switches are not designed to cycle on and off continuously, which may cause them to fail.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

It is especially important to have clear venting for gas-powered dryers. The dryer vent exhausts the products of combustion from the dryer to the outside. If the venting is blocked the products of combustion will remain inside the laundry room which causes a build up of deadly carbon monoxide. The best way to avoid problems is to maintain proper exhaust flow to the outside.

Eliminate Lint and Prevent Fire

Lint build up causes the dryers to run longer. Sometimes loads need to be run through the cycle more than once to dry clothes, increasing utility expenses and the wear on appliances. Lint build up can also cause overheating and in extreme cases can cause a fire. Have your dryer vent cleaned to improve air flow and to keep your home safe.

Regular dryer vent maintenance is necessary in order to maintain a safe indoor environment. The risk of inefficient dryer performance, overheating and even fires increase with years of neglect. Commercial operations, particularly laundromats and other similar establishments, are examples of properties that tend to suffer from neglected dryer vents. If your location goes through a lot of laundry over the course of a year, it’s best to get your vents checked by the experts, and that’s where we come in. Power Vac of Ottawa offers highly proactive commercial dryer vent cleanings to help protect local businesses. With fast, dependable service and over half a century of experience, our team is an ideal choice!

Why Dryer Vents Need to Be Cleaned Regularly

A lint trap is not going to catch everything thrown at it. Fine particles can still make it through the exhaust duct, usually getting stuck on corners, vent flaps and screws. Over time, this accumulation of lint will continue to build up, which can cause your connected commercial dryers to work harder yet also become less efficient. Longer drying times are just one of many problems associated with a neglected exhaust vent. Materials such as dryer sheets, clothes and other items in a dryer may emit noxious fumes, especially at sustained, higher temperatures. Carbon monoxide is one of the biggest threats in this regard, which is why dryer exhausts are designed to filter fumes out and keep your business’ indoor air quality as clean as possible. A lint-filled, dirty and inefficient vent can form blockages and increase the volatile organic compound (VOC) and carbon monoxide counts in your airstream, which can be fatal in some circumstances. The biggest threat of all is fire, however, this is caused by dryers overheating due to exhaust blockage.

Let’s Help You Stay Safe and Protect Your Business

Power Vac of Ottawa is one of the most trusted commercial dryer exhaust cleaning service providers around. Our team knows what to look for, takes every cleaning seriously and refuses to overlook critical details. Our proactive approach, using years of practical experience and state-of-the-art tools, not only protects against dryer fires and poor air quality but also helps cut down energy bills. We’ll set up an initial inspection, followed by a thorough cleaning that leaves nothing to chance. We also offer recurring services if you wish to sign up for annual cleanings.

Reduce the Risk of a Dryer Fire!

One of the most common causes of dryer fires is lack of maintenance. Dryers must exhaust their hot air. Lint build up can restrict airflow to the outside of the house which can cause the dryer to overheat and possibly lead to fire. Have your dryer cleaned regularly by a professional. Contact us today!

What Can You Do?

Regular inspection of your dryer venting system is the first step to safety. Inspect the venting behind your dryer to confirm there are no restrictions or damages. Inspect the exterior vent cap for lint, debris or any other obstruction. Refrain from using wire screen as a method to keep critters out as this can lead to clogging and air flow restriction.

The Facts!

An estimated 16,800 reported U.S. nonconfined or confined home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines (including combination washer/dryers) resulted in 51 civilian deaths, 380 civilian injuries, and $236 million in direct property damage. -Claims of The NFPA in 2010

Why Hire Us?

We have the tools and the training to identify unforeseen problems and remove 100% of the lint in your venting system. We use professional brushes, compressors, vacuums and blowers. The direct result is a reduction in your dryer cycle times and energy bill. Don’t put your family at risk – CONTACT US today!

Don’t put your family or employees at risk

Laundry facilities in apartment complexes, retirement homes, hospitals, rooming houses require regular dryer vent maintenance to ensure safety. Commercial Laundromat establishments and laundry service rooms in residences are two of the most largely neglected types of dryer systems most commonly found. In fact, any location with multiple commercial dryers which sees large quantities of laundry over the course of a year should be inspected. What most building owners don’t realize is the link traps located on each dryer don’t catch 100% of the lint generated by a dryer causing it to be sent down stream through the exhaust duct which can have screws in it or sharp corners catching the lint causing reduced capacity of the venting system and the possibility of a fire. Power Vac will come inspect the system at your establishment, provide you with a quote to clean the duct as well as make improvements to the system for increased efficiency. Once the first cleaning is completed and improvements and repairs are completed Power Vac will put you on a regular schedule to ensure the system is maintained and kept efficient throughout the year.

Get in Touch.

PO Box 1120 Richmond, Ontario K0A 2Z0 P: 613-733-2364 info@powervacofottawa.ca