Is it taking too long to dry a load of clothes?
Dryer vent cleaning services…
will save you time and money with lower utility costs! The best way to prevent the possibility of a dryer fire harming your family is with an annual dryer vent inspection and cleaning by the professionals at The Lint King Dryer Vent Cleaning Services.
Did you know that clothes dyer vents that go without regular cleaning, typically 1-2 years, can cost the homeowners many times the cost of a cleaning.
A properly installed metal dryer vent system will ensure maximum airflow for best dryer performance.
The Lint King is proud of its customer satisfaction record as demonstrated by the customer testimonials that we’ve received since 2005 from our dryer vent cleaning customers.
Our goal is 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION – 100% of the time…
The Lint King specializes in dryer vent cleaning and repair. Our Lint King dryer vent technicians are trained to look for all signs of airway constrictions.
We are familiar with most manufacturers’ lint traps. For example, the Fisher&Paykel dryer pictured here has a 2-part lint trap requiring special tools to clean properly.
The Lint King helps homeowners with an affordable solution to avoid a potential disaster. With annual inspection and cleaning you can be confident that your dryer vent is operating properly.
Click here for our special pricing and to schedule your next dryer and vent cleaning and inspection service. Schedule an appointment.
We are frequently in Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Bartlett, Roselle, Elgin, Bloomingdale, Arlington Heights, Medinah, Streamwood and surrounding communities.
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Clogged dryer vent causes buildup of lint and other debris.
Our Customers with today’s laundry rooms find clothes dryers almost anywhere in the home creating very long vents.
Your Duct Work has complicated runs that have several bends.
This scenario means dryer vents tend to create back pressure and the dryer’s efficiency is degraded.
Homeowners with Long clothes dryer vents will collect lint more rapidly than dryer ducts with shorter runs and less turns.
What Causes a Clogged Dryer Vent?
Customers with clothes dryer ducts longer than 25 feet should consider annual cleanings, because a Clogged Dryer Vent can cost you more to operate your dryer. RESIDENTIAL DRYER VENTS
Other hazards are dryer vents made of flexible plastic occur When the dryer gets pushed back against the wall it gets crushed . This type of dryer duct materials are more likely to sag.
This is why we recommend ridge metal, or UL approved flexible metal ducts. All connections should be with aluminum foil tape for dryer vent.
Dryer vents should not have screws, or duct tape. Screws catch lint and the tape will dry out and be useless.
Customers that use Screens, or cages at the Dryer duct termination point outside your home will prevent animals from getting in, consequently you’ll need to check frequently for lint buildup.
Home owners that clean the clothes dyer vent screen will get proper air flow. Good air flow is approximately 15 MPH up to 20 MPH at the exit outside your home.
Want to learn more? Please call The Lint Kink at 847-874-4805 or visit us online at TheLintKing.com.
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Snow Covered Dryer Vents and Carbon Monoxide
Snow and Ice Covered Dryer Vents Cause Homeowner Headaches
Large amounts of snow and ice are more than just a nuisance that need to be cleared away on a cold winter day, especially when it builds up around the outside of your dryer vents.
When this happens, the lint, dust and other debris that normally get carried away from your clothes and out of your house get trapped inside the dryer and dryer vent. Serious problems can occur if your dryer vent exits your home in an area that is prone to snow cover.
For example, when snow drifts off the roof it can easily accumulate several feet high covering up the dryer vent below. Snow not only enters the vent, but it can also freeze over.
Blocked dryer vents and carbon monoxide
Perhaps the most harmful effect from a snow-covered or ice-blocked vent stems from the carbon monoxide (CO) gas that can get trapped within the gas dryer and unknowingly get released back into your home or commercial building.
Exposure to the gas can lead to health problems including headaches and dizziness. Prolonged carbon monoxide exposure can even lead to death. Although carbon monoxide buildup and exposure are not hazards with electric dryers, gas dryers need to be checked after every snowstorm or deep freeze to make sure they are venting properly.
Blocked dryer vents waste energy because your dryer has to work harder to dry your clothes. Snow and ice can prevent the dryer’s vent flapper from opening properly, which prevents cooler air into the appliance. If a dryer is blocked for an extended period of time, the lint inside the vent has been known to ignite causing a home fire.
4 Signs Of A Blocked Dryer Vent and Carbon Monoxide
Here are 4 signs to look for if you are unsure whether your dryer vent is blocked from excessive snow or a frozen dryer vent.
- Increased dryer time. If you notice your dryer taking longer than usual to dry your clothes
- Your clothes feel hot to the touch
- Lint blowing out into your room, or lint settling on your clean clothes.
- Lint settling on the inside and the dryer’s back panel.
If you are concerned that your dryer vents may be clogged due to excessive snow and ice buildup, please contact us at (847) 874-4805 to have a trained technician from The Lint King remove the snow around your dryer vent, inspect and clean your dryer vent and ensure your dryer is safe to operate and free from Blocked Dryer Vent and Carbon Monoxide.
You can also find us online by clicking here. Your 100% satisfaction is our greatest concern.
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Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts
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There are many factors that will determine HOW OFTEN YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR DRYER VENT like, the number of loads of laundry you do, pets that shed hair, the configuration of the dryer vent’s length and number of turns.
In general the Lint King recommends annual cleaning including a deep dryer airway cleansing. Just as we humans get a little backed up, so can your dryer… Worst case you should have the vent cleaned and dryer airway cleaned at least every 2 years!
Every day here at The Lint King we get customers that say “THEY NEVER NEW THEY NEED TO GET THE DRYERVENT CLEANED“. It’s really something which needs to be maintained. Just because the dryer seems to be working fine is definitely not a good reason to put off cleaning it.
We are your lint pros that have the experience and knowledge to get the lint out!
A birds nest in your dryer vent will cause your dryer to run longer. It will be the cause of lint building up inside the ductwork from the nest to the inside of your dryer cabinet.
Best Dryer Vent Cleaning Service offers same day service in Northern Illinois. Call The Lint King today for quality workmanship at an affordable price!