Dryer Vent Cleaning in Ventura County
Protect Your Oxnard Property; Call JW Home Care
Do you use an electric dryer on your property? These appliances have greatly improved the time and effort needed to do laundry by cutting drying time down significantly. No more worrying about hanging washed clothes out to dry, and that means no more worrying about the weather or wind potentially damaging them. However, electric dryers depend on having a proper ventilation system to expel the heat and moisture that can build up in the drum during the drying cycle. Lint and other debris can become stuck in this vent, creating a tremendous fire hazard and danger for your property. To help protect your home, JW Home Care offers Ventura County dryer vent cleaning services that you can count on.
Don’t take the risk of a potential fire hazard; call JW Home Care are (805) 443-3232 to schedule an appointment today!
Do I Need a Dryer Vent Cleaning?
When it comes to using an electric dryer, most people believe cleaning out the lint trap is sufficient to ensure safe operation. However, this isn’t the case. Lint traps only capture some of the lint that is forced past them, and this lint that sneaks through can accumulate in your exhaust vent. Lint is extraordinarily flammable, and even particularly hot air can cause the lint to spontaneously ignite, resulting in a sudden surge of flame that can cause catastrophic damage to your home or business. To make matters worse, if enough lint builds up to the point where it completely blocks the vent, it could spark a fire quickly as well as damage your dryer.
Signs That It Is Time to Clean Your Dryer Vent:
- There is more lint than normal on the floor around your dryer unit itself. (Usually, because it isn’t being trapped in the lint trap)
- A burning smell when the dryer is running. This is a strong indication that there is something clogging up the vent, and that something very well could be on fire. Stop your dryer immediately and have a professional check your vent for you.
- The outside of your dryer is hot. If the outside of your dryer is hot to the touch, the hot air from inside isn’t escaping through the vent, and this could be dangerous to you and damaging to the dryer itself by causing overheating.
- Long dry times. Does a load of laundry that used to take 45 minutes to dry now take over an hour or longer? This means moisture isn’t escaping through your dryer vent, usually because the vent is clogged. Get it checked out as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage.
How Often Should Dryer Vents Be Cleaned?
Dryer vent cleaning should be done at least once a year for most homes, and some businesses that frequently use laundry machines (such as hotels, laundromats, and more) may even need to have them cleaned two to three times per year.
During our cleaning service, our experienced technicians will go into your vent with a rotator brush that is connected to a vacuum. The rotator brush works in a circular motion to collect any lint and debris that is blocking the vent, dislodging it and sweeping it up. The rotator brush is attached to a powerful vacuum that sucks up any dislodged debris and traps it safely. These vacuums can be vented outside, and are equipped with HEPA filters to protect your air quality when this isn’t possible.
Dedicated to Providing Quality Services
At JW Home Care, we have the tools and training to offer these in-depth dryer vent cleaning services, ensuring that you can do your laundry with total peace of mind. We may be one of the southland’s leaders in cleaning and restoration, but we have never lost sight of our customer-first focus. You can always expect high-quality craftsmanship, friendly technicians, and a job that is thorough and complete every time you leave your service needs in our hands.
At JW Home Care we strive to satisfy our customers with our experienced and knowledgeable technicians who perform efficient and thorough work, so contact us today and let us take care of you.