Lint and debris can build up in the clothes dryer vent, blocking air flow and creating potentially hazardous conditions, including the possibility for an exhaust fire or carbon monoxide intrusion (gas clothes dryers). “The U.S. Fire Administration, National Fire Data Center reports that there are over 24,000 home fires per year associated with clothing dryer fires, resulting in 15 deaths, 300 injuries, and 88 million dollars in property loss."
Other than preventing your home from burning to the ground, cleaning your dryer vent will reduce the amount of time it takes your clothes to dry, saving time and energy. Typically, depending on the dryer, a load of cotton, be it towels or jeans, should take less than 45 minutes to completely dry. Anything longer than 45 minutes is a clear indication that your dryer vent needs cleaning. Similarly, if your clothes come out of the dryer hot, damp, and with a musty smell, you need a dryer vent cleaning. A third clear cut sign of a need for dryer vent cleaning is a dryer in use that is hot to the touch.
Surprisingly, most people don't know or understand that cleaning their dryer vent will have such a profound effect on energy and efficiency. So much so, that some people go so far as to buy a whole new dryer, when a simple dryer vent cleaning would have done the same job. And having your dryer vent cleaned by Raysco, Inc. will likely pay for itself in energy savings by drying your towels and jeans.
Most homeowners do not have the equipment to clean a dryer vent properly. Raysco’s technicians use the same powerful vacuum equipment for your dryer vent as we do when we clean for your heating/cooling air duct system. We utilize high pressure air and specialized tools to dislodge the dirt and debris from long vent runs, crevices, elbows, and bends. This cleans the entire length of the vent from the dryer to the outside of your home.
At Raysco, Inc. we have a standard price of $149.95* for dryer vent cleaning. Pricing may be discounted when combined with additional services.
(*Prices subject to change. Discounts may be available with the purchase of other services.)