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Specialists in Chimney and Dryer Vent Maintenance

Our team of experienced technicians use the most up to date equipment and methods to ensure proper maintenance of your chimney and dryer venting. Call now to schedule your appointment!

How to Clean Dryer Vent


Dryers are important appliances in every home and it's hard to imagine modern day life without one. However, cleaning a dryer vent is something that is overlooked by most home owners. Periodic cleaning of these vents will help it to perform efficiently and it can also prevent house fires. Statistics show that more than 15,000 house fires resulted due to clogged dryer vents. Such staggering facts make it all the more important to clean your dryer vents.

How do you know that your dryer vent needs to be cleaned? There are some visible signs that indicate that your dryer vent is due for a cleaning. Some of them are:

1. The dryer feels hotter than usual on the outside and so does the clothing.

2. Clothes take longer to dry and you may have to put your clothes through it for the second time.

3. The dry clothes have lint on them.

4. The lint filter has lint on it.

5. The Closed vent hood flapper should open automatically when the dryer is in motion. If this isn't happening, then the appliance needs to be checked for repairs.

With the dryer running for long periods of time, small fibers from clothes come out and flow through the vent, often getting stuck in the lint screen or filter. Lint build up in the dryer vent restricts air flow, causing more lint to gather inside the vent which in turn clogs it even further. With restricted air flow, the dryer works harder and exerts more pressure to dry the clothes, leading to several problems like over-heating of the appliance, higher energy consumption and can also cause fires.

Dryer vents need to be cleaned annually because the vents start rusting die to prolonged exposure to moisture and this rust attracts more lint. Hiring the services of our professional cleaners to clean the vents is essential. Our professionals are trained technicians who use several flexible fiber glass rods attached to a rotating brush and a powerful vacuum cleaner to extract all the lint deposits. The lint screen or filter is also removed and cleaned before it is fitted back. The inside of the dryer is a common place for lint to accumulate and therefore has to be thoroughly cleaned. Our technicians will inspect the appliance for potential damages and make the necessary repairs if required. If you clean your dryer vent regularly, you are sure to benefit from:

1. Preventing house fires.

2. Reducing energy bills as your dryer will perform more efficiently.

3. Less drying time for your clothing.

4. Preventing carbon monoxide emissions.

Our teams of professionals are experts in chimney cleaning and know how to get your dryer vents working at maximum efficiency with your safety in mind. Call Magic Touch today.