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Dryer Vent Cleaning throughout Virginia Beach & Hampton Roads Area

My ac unit was cooling but wouldn’t cycle on & off correctly. I called American Mechanical & John Conaway arrived the next day. He checked the system and quickly realized it was the thermost... More at. One hour later my ac was working perfectly. I felt as if I were treated honestly because Mr. Conaway only did what was necessary & I was happy with only a thermostat. A polite office staff did a follow up call & I was extremely happy with American Mechanical."

-John M.

ThinkstockPhotos-139085942When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? We are now offering two great new services to enhance your comfort and the energy efficiency of your home: dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning. Learn more about air duct cleaning in Virginia Beach here.

Learn more about our Home Care Agreement.

ThinkstockPhotos-139085942When was the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? We are now offering two great new services to enhance your comfort and the energy efficiency of your home: dryer vent cleaning and air duct cleaning. Learn more about air duct cleaning in Virginia Beach here.

Learn more about our Home Care Agreement.

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Annual dryer vent cleaning is one of the most important services to retain to ensure that you are safe in your home. According to consumerreports.org, “$80 million in property damage is caused by clothes dryer fires, many of which are ignited by lint build-up in or around the machine.”

Dryer vent fires are the #2 cause of home fires in the United States. A surprising number of home fires originate in vents that become obstructed by lint. It is recommended to have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Many condominiums and townhomes require yearly dryer vent duct cleaning to ensure that all residents are safe in their homes.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs to Be Cleaned

Excessive lint build-up in your dryer and dryer venting occurs gradually. Some indicators and warning signs that your dryer venting system needs to be cleaned include:

  • Slower dryer time (especially towels and jeans) or clothing that does not fully dry
  • Clothing that is hotter than usual when you remove it from the dryer
  • The outside of dryer gets very hot
  • The outside exhaust vent does not open very much indicating low exhaust rate
  • Laundry room becomes unusually humid
  • Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room
  • Your dryer vents have not been cleaned in over a year

dryer-vent-before-after

What to Expect During a Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

  • Unplug the dryer — If it is a gas dryer, turn off the gas valve
  • Disconnect the duct joint closest to the dryer
  • Gently pull the dryer away from the wall
  • Disconnect the remaining sections of dryer duct
  • Clean each section of dryer duct and all the elbows
  • Make sure the exhaust discharge cap on the outside of the house is clean and free of all lint obstructions
  • Reassemble dryer ducting
  • Turn on gas valve if you have a gas dryer, and plug in dryer

The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Annual dryer vent cleaning is one of the most important services to retain to ensure that you are safe in your home. According to consumerreports.org, “$80 million in property damage is caused by clothes dryer fires, many of which are ignited by lint build-up in or around the machine.”

Dryer vent fires are the #2 cause of home fires in the United States. A surprising number of home fires originate in vents that become obstructed by lint. It is recommended to have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned every 12 to 18 months. Many condominiums and townhomes require yearly dryer vent duct cleaning to ensure that all residents are safe in their homes.

Signs Your Dryer Vent Needs to Be Cleaned

Excessive lint build-up in your dryer and dryer venting occurs gradually. Some indicators and warning signs that your dryer venting system needs to be cleaned include:

  • Slower dryer time (especially towels and jeans) or clothing that does not fully dry
  • Clothing that is hotter than usual when you remove it from the dryer
  • The outside of dryer gets very hot
  • The outside exhaust vent does not open very much indicating low exhaust rate
  • Laundry room becomes unusually humid
  • Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room
  • Your dryer vents have not been cleaned in over a year

dryer-vent-before-after

What to Expect During a Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

  • Unplug the dryer — If it is a gas dryer, turn off the gas valve
  • Disconnect the duct joint closest to the dryer
  • Gently pull the dryer away from the wall
  • Disconnect the remaining sections of dryer duct
  • Clean each section of dryer duct and all the elbows
  • Make sure the exhaust discharge cap on the outside of the house is clean and free of all lint obstructions
  • Reassemble dryer ducting
  • Turn on gas valve if you have a gas dryer, and plug in dryer

If the dryer ducting is not accessible from inside the home, we may clean from the outside, with all the ductwork intact, using long-shafted brushes.

Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning in Virginia Beach

Call us at 757-644-3685757-644-3685 to schedule your next dryer vent or duct cleaning service in the Virginia Beach area today!

Our dryer vent cleaning services are available in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Williamsburg.

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