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Dryer Vent – Air Duct Cleaning

thumb-imgDryer Vent Cleaning & Air Duct Cleaning

Air Duct Cleaning
Air Duct Sealing
Air Duct Repair
Air Duct System Sanitizing
Air Purification
Dryer Vent Cleaning for Homes
Dryer Vent Cleaning for Apartments
Dryer Vent Cleaning for Laundromats

Air Duct Cleaning

Most people are now aware that indoor air pollution is an issue of growing concern and increased visibility. Many companies are marketing products and services intended to improve the quality of your indoor environment.

Duct cleaning refers to the cleaning of various heating and cooling system components of forced air systems, including the following:

Supply and return air ducts and registers Grilles and diffusers Heat exchanges heating and cooling coils Condensate drain pans (drip pans)Fan motor and fan housing Air handling unit housing

If not properly installed, maintained, and operated, these components may become contaminated with particles of dust, pollen or other debris. If moisture is present, the potential for microbiological growth (e.g., mold) is increased and spores from such growth may be released into the home’s living space. Some of these contaminants may cause allergic reactions or other symptoms in people if they are exposed to them.

Failure to clean a component of a contaminated system can result in re-contamination of the entire system, thus negating any potential benefits. Methods of duct cleaning vary, although standards have been established by industry associations concerned with air duct cleaning. California Air Duct Cleaning uses specialized tools to dislodge dirt and other debris in ducts, and then we vacuum them out with a high-powered vacuum cleaner.

In addition, we may propose applying chemical biocides, designed to kill microbiological contaminants, to the inside of the duct work and to other system components. We may also suggest applying chemical treatments (sealants or other encapsulants) to encapsulate or cover the inside surfaces of the air ducts and equipment housings because we believe it will control mold growth or prevent the release of dirt particles or fibers from ducts.

Dryer Vent Cleaning

Do you need your clothes dryer vent cleaned?

Cleaning your clothes dryer exhaust duct is an important service. This is a service that is often overlooked and can cause water damage, possible fire hazard, health risk, higher electrical costs and even damage to your clothes dryer.

When a dryer duct becomes plugged you are more likely to experience moisture or water damage. This moisture or water may or may not be visible to you. We commonly retrieve 2-5 gallons of lint, and many times 2-4 gallons of water, from dryer ducts when we clean them.

Do your clothes take a long time to dry?

Observing when your dryer vent needs to be cleaned:Clothes (especially towels or jeans) take a long time to dry.Clothes are hotter than usual at the end of the drying cycle.Flapper on vent hood doesn’t open when dryer is on.Reduced airflow and the resulting lint build-up cause overheating by preventing a fast-enough drying action. When this happens, the high temperature limit safety switch has to cycle on and off to control the heater. Most high temperature limit switches were never designed to cycle on and off continuously which can cause them to fail over a period of time.

Proper Airflow:

Proper airflow venting can decrease drying time and decrease operating costs. Full airflow helps prevent the dryer from operating on its high temperature safety limit control. Vinyl and foil duct venting materials can easily collapse when installed. The use of proper venting materials to achieve maximum performance may also extend the life of the dryer and increase the life of clothing due to lower drying temperatures.

Reduced Maintenance and Energy Costs:

A key to effective dryer performance is optimal airflow. A properly installed all-metal dryer vent will help ensure this airflow. When clothes are given the appropriate amount of air, they dry quicker and are subject to less tumbling.

This results in less wear on the clothing and less use of electricity or gas. Failure to properly maintain your dryer ducts can cause damage to your clothes dryer and, at the very least, a waste of your valuable time waiting for your clothes to dry.

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