Dryer Vent Cleaning Kansas City MO
While most homeowners remember to clean the lint filter on their clothes dryer, some may not think at all about dryer vent cleaning. At AdvantaClean, we want to rectify that. Neglecting your dryer vent can lead to a fire if you're not careful, so count on us for service. Our office in Kansas City, MO, is just one of many AdvantaClean locations across the United States. We're part of a national brand that has been able to refine its service over the course of 20-plus years.
WHY DRYER VENT CLEANING?
If your clothes dryer gets unnaturally hot to the touch, takes a long time to dry your clothes, or leaves your clothes with an excess of lint, this may be due to a clogged dryer vent. Your dryer ejects warm air and lint through this vent, which, depending on how your property is structured, exits through a wall or through the roof. In either case, lint can easily get stuck inside, interrupting airflow and causing the machine to work harder. Lint is also a highly flammable material, and for this reason the fire safety recommendation is that homeowners should get a dryer vent cleaning once a year.
With fires come another hazard, that of mold and mildew growing in your vents. The warm air can cause moisture to condense inside your vents, inviting mold to grow there. Mold prefers dark, enclosed places and will quickly give off a musty odor from your vents. Worse are its effects on your health; exposure to mold can be especially harmful to those with asthma or allergies, as it often produces shortness of breath, throat and eye irritation, and flu-like symptoms.
Trust us for dryer vent cleaning
Some people think that dryer vent cleaning can be a DIY project; it depends. If you only have a small vent three or four feet wide, it wouldn't be difficult, but some have vents that snake all the way up to the roof. Plus, our professionals carry all the right equipment, and our antimicrobial chemicals have been registered by the EPA. Everything we do is in accordance with EPA and OSHA health regulations.
The first step in dryer vent cleaning is to manually scrape out the lint, even when it has hardened from water exposure. In severe cases, we can use an agitating device to loosen the debris. Since these vents are made of flexible materials, we'll be gentle in our handling of them. The vacuums we'll use come with HEPA filters, which are certified to remove 99.99% of all contaminants in the air. If your vent had a particularly bad case of mold, we can run an air scrubber beside the dryer to ensure that any airborne mold spores are trapped. We'll also clean the wall or roof cap that covers the opening of your vent.
Contact Our team
AdvantaClean has a team of dryer vent cleaning experts who are ready to visit your home or commercial property for a consultation. Contact our office in Kansas City for more information