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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Unkept dryer vents can pose a significant danger to your home or business. Protect your family and employees with Power Vac of Ottawa.

Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance Services

If clothes take longer to dry or seem overheated when removing them from your dryer, your machine is likely not operating as it used to — and it may be time for a dryer vent cleaning. Whether you have a home or commercial building, we’re here to bring you the services you need at Power Vac of Ottawa.

With over 50 years of experience in the industry, we understand the importance of health and safety for everyone. That’s why we follow through on our promises: to provide cleaner indoor air and make your living or work space safe by reducing fire hazards. Our experienced team is committed to fast, efficient, detail-focused inspections and cleanings to help protect your home or business.

Keeping you and your loved ones safe is our number one priority. The risks associated with dirty and inefficient dryer exhaust vents can be detrimental to a household. Regular dryer vent cleaning in Ottawa is critical to keeping your appliance in peak operating condition, protecting against overheating and fire while ensuring maximum airflow efficiency.

Considering that the average house or apartment goes through a lot of laundry cycles annually, scheduling expert inspections and cleanings are necessary for your dryer’s safety and longevity.

Why Do I Need My Vent Cleaned?

Many homeowners believe the lint trap on their dryer will catch everything, but that’s not the case. Fine particles can still pass through and end up hooked on corners, screws and other parts of the exhaust vent system. Additionally, while mesh covers outside the vent are designed to keep pests out, the barrier can catch these particles, leading to a blockage.

This situation leads to restricted airflow, meaning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and carbon monoxide can become trapped within your home after every dryer use, putting you and your loved ones at risk. 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, among other concerns, will significantly increase.

Eliminate Lint and Prevent Fire

The number one safety concern when it comes to dryer vents is the risk of fire. Lint build-up causes dryers to run longer, overheat, and in some cases, set ablaze. It’s essential to have a professional clean out your entire vent system to prevent these safety concerns and keep your family safe.

Maintain Function and Save Money on Replacements

A clogged dryer vent due to lint buildup or other particle accumulation can reduce your dryer’s lifespan. Excessive heat buildup and inefficient cycles cause premature wear, leading to the machine working harder and longer to dry your clothes. Save money in the long run by keeping up with regular maintenance and cleanings.

Improve Efficiency

Since clogged dryer vents make your machine work harder, this leads to increased utility bills and decreased efficiency. A residential dryer vent cleaning can improve the time and quality of drying for your fabrics, helping you keep more money in your pocket each month.

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Dryer vent exhausts ultimately ensure the harmful chemicals from your dryer’s operation are released outside. For example, gas-powered dryers, dryer sheets, and clothing can emit certain toxic substances. If you have blocked vents, these products will remain inside the laundry room, which can cause a build-up of deadly carbon monoxide and VOCs. The best way to avoid exposure to these harmful toxins is to maintain proper exhaust flow with cleanings.

Regular dryer vent maintenance is necessary to sustain a safe indoor environment for your clients and colleagues. The risk of inefficient dryer performance, overheating and fires increases as years go by without professional care.

Commercial operations, particularly laundromats, hotels, retirement homes, hospitals, and other similar facilities, are examples of properties that require regular inspections, cleanings, and maintenance. If your location goes through mass loads of laundry over the course of a year, it’s best to get your vents checked by the experts.

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 here to support the long-term success of your company.

Why Regular Commercial Dryer Vent Cleanings are Important

Dryers in commercial establishments pose the same risks as those in residential homes:

  • Fire
  • Inefficiency
  • Appliance breakdown
  • The buildup of toxic gases

A lint trap won’t filter everything. Fine particles can still make it through the exhaust duct and get stuck around corners, flaps, and screws. Over time, this lint accumulation will continue to build up, trapping in heat and causing your business’ dryers to work harder, become less efficient, and potentially lead to a fire.

Curb Health and Safety Dangers for Your Business

Many businesses with dryers on site have more than one machine, which amplifies the risks of an unkept ventilation system.

As a business owner, you’re responsible for the well-being of those who enter your building, including customers, colleagues, and employees. If you have a business, like a laundromat, where you don’t have complete control over how people use the machines, it’s especially critical to do regular inspections. Here are some examples of how your commercial business may be at risk of more danger due to dirty dryer vents:

  • Carbon Monoxide and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Materials such as dryer sheets, clothes and other items may emit toxic fumes, especially at sustained, higher temperatures. These toxins won’t filter outside correctly if you have a clogged exhaust. Carbon monoxide and VOCs are some of the biggest threats to be cautious of and can cause serious health harm to everyone in your building.
  • Fire: Exhaust blockage to one machine poses a significant fire threat. But if you have multiple dryers, this risk increases exponentially. If you don’t keep up with regular inspection, maintenance, and cleaning, any one of your dryers may overheat at any time and start a fire.

Save Money and Increase the Effectiveness of Your Operation

Longer drying times and overall inefficiency can lead to more expenses out of your pocket, impacting your overall revenue and long-term success. For this reason, it’s essential to have regular professional inspections and maintenance to ensure you can maximize profits for your entire business and use the savings to invest in growing your operations elsewhere.

Let Us Help You Stay Safe and Protect Your Business

Power Vac of Ottawa is one of the area’s most trusted commercial dryer exhaust cleaning services. Our team knows what to look for, takes every job seriously and refuses to overlook critical details.

Using years of practical experience and state-of-the-art tools, our proactive approach protects against dryer fires and poor air quality and helps reduce 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 — your customers, employees, and business will thank you.

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 building, which can cause the dryer to overheat and possibly lead to a 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. Examine the exterior vent cap for lint, debris or any other obstruction. Refrain from using wire screens as a method to keep critters out because this can lead to clogging and airflow restriction.

Keep the People Around You Safe

You may not always realize the kinds of toxins floating around in the air — don’t leave this up to chance. Routine inspections, cleanings, and ongoing maintenance can ensure your indoor air quality will not be compromised by a blocked dryer vent exhaust.

Our Process

Whether you have a dryer at home or multiple in your commercial building, we have you covered. Here’s what to expect from our process:

  1. We’ll perform a thorough inspection to assess the magnitude of the buildup and the condition of your overall exhaust system.
  2. You’ll get a quote detailing the work needed and other recommendations to improve the system for safety and efficiency.
  3. Once you’re ready, we’ll use our state-of-the-art tools to clean your dryer vents and reach all the challenging nooks and crannies — we pay attention to the details to ensure we cover every area. No matter the number of dryers or the complexity of the vent system, we have the tools and expertise to do it all.
  4. If repairs or specific improvements are needed to the exhaust, we’ll complete these to reduce the risk of danger and maximize appliance efficiency.
  5. If you like the work we do and want to make health and safety a priority, we can set up a regular schedule for continuous maintenance, so you don’t have to worry about these hazards any longer.

Why Power Vac of Ottawa?

The most important part of our services is ensuring we help improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of health and safety hazards in your home or business. At Power Vac of Ottawa, we care about you, your loved ones, and all the people who enter your building. Our experts are committed to the following:

  • Ongoing training and certification
  • Keeping up-to-date with the best practices in the industry
  • Using the best tools to get the job done
  • Attention to detail — no corner is left uninspected and uncleaned
  • Quality customer service, including advice, education, and follow-ups where needed

Get in Touch.

PO Box 1120 Richmond, Ontario K0A 2Z0 P: 613-733-2364