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Dryer Vent Cleaning

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Dryer Vent

Dryer Vent Cleaning: 

3 things to know

At AdvantaClean, we've been helping our commercial clients keep their dryer vents in pristine condition for years. Unfortunately, there are thousands of commercial properties that don't perform routine dryer vent maintenance. Here are 3 things you should know if you don't have a dryer vent clean in Dryers last longer if you clean your vents.

 Dirty dryer vents cause fires

Its no secret that lint is flammable- its made of fibers from your laundry. But did you know that your lint traps only catch 70% of the lint produced by each load of laundry? The rest goes into your dryer vent and coats it, building up over time. This buildup restricts airflow, causing excess heat inside the dryer vent and the dryer itself. This heat can lead to dryer fires- a problem that causes over $100 million in damage every year.

 Cleaning your dryer vents lowers your energy bill

Dryers cant do their job in a single cycle if the dryer vent is dirty. When you have to run multiple cycles for a single load of laundry, you're using more energy. Cleaning your dryer vents regularly can reduce your dryers energy use by 50% and save you thousands of dollars.

 Dryers last longer if you clean your vents

Remember the excess heat we mentioned? Your dryer isn't built to withstand it. A dirty vent can increase the temperature of dryer components by as much as 90 degrees. That leads to early component failure and a dryer that lasts half as long as it should. Cleaning your dryer vents on a regular basis protects your dryers components from damage and extends the life of the dryer.

Commercial Dryer vents should be cleaned often- as much as once a quarter for high-volume facilities. If your dryers aren't drying laundry in a single cycle, are getting hot to the touch during operation, or are causing your laundry to smell musty, its time to have AdvantaClean clear out your dryer vents. 

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