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Residential 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 airflow and to keep your home safe.

A Trusted Dryer Vent Cleaning and Maintenance Service

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 maintenance is critical to keeping your dryer 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.

Power Vac of Ottawa is here to help with residential 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.

Why Dryer Vents Need to Be Cleaned Regularly

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 airflow and to keep your home safe.

Protect Your Household with Scheduled Dryer Vent Cleanings

Power Vac of Ottawa is trusted by many homeowners for comprehensive residential dryer vent cleanings. We use state-of-the-art equipment and years of practical experience to deliver the best possible results, helping make your home safer and more energy-efficient with regular care. The process is easy; reach out to us for a quote. This is followed by an inspection and the cleaning itself, which takes just a few hours. We’ll also help you set up recurring cleanings on an annual basis to keep your dryer vent efficient and operating safely.

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 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. 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 airflow 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!

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PO Box 1120
Richmond, Ontario
K0A 2Z0

P: 613-733-2364
info@powervacofottawa.ca