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Dryer Vent Cleaning

Help prevent a fire in your home. Protect your family by having your dryer vent regularly cleaned.

Are your clothes taking longer to dry? Can you hear birds nesting in your venting? Is there a build-up of lint on the outside of your dryer? Have your dryer vent cleaned to improve air flow and to keep your home safe.

A Trusted Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance Service

Most homeowners don’t realize the importance and long-term savings in maintaining a clean dryer exhaust vent. Depending on the length of ducting for your dryer exhaust, it is recommended that you have it inspected and cleaned once a year.

Power Vac of Ottawa can inspect the ducting attached to your dryer to see if it is in need of cleaning. We can also make suggestions to increase the performance of your dryer and decrease the time required to dry your clothes.

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.

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 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 es- tablishment, 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