Dryer Vent Cleanings
Green Valley Pest Control has found dryer vents to be a favorite harborage site for pests such as squirrels, rats, and mice. Food stored by these pests, along with contaminated rodent droppings can create a blockage in your dryer vent system, causing it to not function efficiently.
Additionally, Lint buildup throughout your dryer vent system is one of the leading causes of home fires. Lint traps can’t do it all. Clogged dryer vents are not only a fire hazard, but they also cause energy inefficiency. As dryer vents become filled with lint and other debris, drying time increases, and can cause the dryer itself to overheat. This increases energy consumption (since the dryer has to run longer to dry your clothes), and can also cause fires in the dryer or the dryer duct. Dryer vent cleaning improves the safety and efficiency of your dryer installation.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports dryer related home fires are on the rise. CPSC figures show that in 1997 there were 16,800 dryer fires which caused 30 deaths, 430 injuries and 97.3 million dollars in property damage.
If you have noticed that your dryer is running longer than it used to you may need to have the dryer vent cleaned. Dryer vents require the use of special tools and equipment to reach the full length of the vent from the exit, back to the dryer. Green Valley Pest Control has tools specifically designed to thoroughly clean dryer vents, even in the most difficult installations. We also offer dryer vent and cap replacement/repair.
Ask your technician for a complete free inspection of your dryer vent system.