You just finished drying a load of towels. After folding them, you set them aside to be stored later. As you move to put in another armful of clothes, you pull out the lint trap. You clean it, peeling off the layer of blue-grey fluff. You dust it off before sliding it back in. A lot of homeowners think that's enough.
Using our video inspection camera, we can show you all the dirt and lint that stays inside your vents even after you’ve cleared the lint trap. Over time, lint will build up in the dryer, transition duct, and exhaust duct, reducing airflow and increasing the risk of fires. When excess humidity, is trapped by the build-up, mold and bacteria will follow. Fortunately, Hartford & Ratliff Co., Inc. can get rid of this dirt and clear what’s obstructing your dryer duct.
A lot of homeowners miss the warning signs of a clogged dryer vent. So, even if you don’t use our services, we want to make sure you keep an eye out for:
According to data from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, dryer issues can cause fires which result in 20 deaths, 370 injuries, and over $75 million in property damage each year. The main cause of all this destruction? Lint that accumulates and catches fire. But those disaster costs are just one reason smart homeowners in Farmington regularly clean their ducts. Here’s a quick list of dryer vent cleaning benefits:
For the optimal balance of cost and safety, experts advise getting your dryer vents professionally cleaned once or twice a year.
As a homeowner in Farmington, there are things you can do to help prevent lint build-up and stretch out the time between our visits. Though you might be thinking of those DIY dryer cleaning kits, that’s not what we’re talking about. We’ve seen what those can do and are NOT impressed. Also, finding a brush that fits your model of dryer can be difficult. Instead, we suggest:
Hartford & Ratliff Co., Inc.’s dryer vent cleaning experts aren’t afraid to get dirty to ensure your dryer vent is clean and your family safe. Reach out to us at (248) 471-3110 for pricing and other information.
Our HVAC company proudly serves the Farmington Hills and Farmington areas. In addition to dryer vent cleaning, we also offer furnace repair and replacement services. We invite you to give (248) 471-3110 a call to learn more about what sets us apart from our competition.