Method Of Cleaning
There are two types of air duct cleaning. When shopping for professional services be sure to ask your contractor which method they use because they are not the same. Brushes provide a much more thorough cleaning than air whips.
Air cleaning method uses air whips and negative air suction from an external machine. This method simply uses compressed air and rubber air whips to blow the loose debris all the way through your system to the main trunk line to be sucked out. Toledo Duct Clean has the equipment but only uses it on rare occasions.
The brush cleaning method which is more thorough, uses a rotating brush and suction system called Rotobrush. In this method, rotating brushes are pushed through the system physically scrubbing the ductwork and dislodging buildup in the system to be sucked out. Contaminates are vacuumed out at the point of contact rather than pushing everything through the system to be pulled out near the furnace or air handler. In unique set-ups, Toledo Duct Clean will also use a negative air system to assist in cleaning, but all cleaning is performed with rotating brushes. We have brushes from 4 inches to 30 inches in diameter.
Inquire to make sure that the company you are talking to is the company that shows up to provide services. There are websites that advertise duct cleaning and then sub work out to third-party companies. Toledo Duct Clean will not subcontract work to other companies.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the signs that I may need professional dryer vent cleaning?
Some signs you may need dryer vent cleaning include:
1) A dryer that takes more than one cycle to dry your clothes.
2) If your clothes are hot after one cycle of drying.
3) If your dryer is hot to the touch while it is on.
4) If you notice lint accumulation around and behind the dryer.
5) Your laundry room is humid or warm while using your dryer.
6) You have musty-smelling clothes in the dryer.
7) Increasing amount of time to dry a load of clothes.
Do I really need to have my dryer vent cleaned?
Yes, dryer vent fires are one of the leading causes of home fires in the United States. According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 15,000 dryer fires are reported annually, causing more than $110 million in damages. All dryer vents need to be cleaned at some time. For reliable dryer vent cleaning, get in touch with us today.
Should you notice any of these signs, be sure to call a professional dryer vent cleaning service.
What is a dryer vent?
What constitutes the dryer vent is commonly confused. Some people believe that the lint trap, that needs to be cleaned out after every cycle, is the dryer vent. However, the dryer vent is the tube behind the dryer that connects your dryer to the wall and runs until it eventually exits the home by a vent hood located on the sidewall or the roof. For quality dryer vent cleaning services, give us a call today.
I have plastic tubing as a dryer vent. Is that okay?
No. A dryer vent is required to be composed of solid metal ducting with no screws to hold the tubing together and should have the proper metal tape securing the joints together. Contact us today for all your dryer vent cleaning needs and more.
Will I save money on my electric or gas bill by having my dryer vent cleaned on a regular basis?
Yes. Your dryer is one of the most expensive appliances to operate. Having your vent cleaned on an annual basis can save you an average of $20 per month on your utility bill. For quality dryer vent cleaning services, give us a call today!