Expert Dryer Vent cleaning in Barrington IL

One of the #1 fire dangers in a home is a dirty dryer vent. The odds are that you clean out the lint collector regularly and even attempt to get to the hidden lint in the hose connecting your dryer to the wall, but if you are not clearing out the maze of hoses, funnels, elbows and exhaust pieces that let that dryer steam out of the house, you could be risking your family’s health and wellbeing.

According to statistics gathered by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), clogged dryer vents account for almost 20,000 house fires every year. Worse yet, if your exhaust piping gets clogged, your family could be at risk of carbon monoxide poising!

Lint Is a Real Risk

Dryer lint can cause two main problems: fire and carbon monoxide. If lint builds up enough in your vent, blocking airflow, carbon monoxide can also backlog, becoming deadly.

Are You At Risk? Dryer Vent Cleaning Barrington IL

No matter how clean you think your dryer vent is, only a professional can tell you for sure. Usually, about 40% (that is almost half!) of all lint your dryer makes gets trapped inside of the vent where you can’t see or reach it. Over time, it can completely block the exhaust ductwork.

How can you tell if you are in danger of a fire, or worse?? Here are a few clues the dryer vent experts at EcoGenie in Barrington want you to know about:

  • Longer Drying Times. If your clothes take longer to dry than they used to, the culprit is likely dryer lint buildup.
  • A Stinky Laundry Room: when moisture is left in your clothing, the result is a distinctive odor in your laundry room.
  • A Moist Laundry Area: When your laundry room feels sticky and warm when the dryer is on, that usually means that the heat is not able to escape.

Getting Your Vents Professionally Cleaned in Barrington

It might not be something you ever thought much about, but the NFPA recommends having dryer vents professionally cleaned at least once every year. More if you do more than the average amount of laundry. To get the job done right, call in the expert crew from EcoGenie Barrington. Trained and certified in cleaning dryer vents, EcoGenie uses all of the right tools and procedures to keep your home and family safe.

Serving residents throughout the Barrington zip code region of 60010 and 60011, EcoGenie offers free consultations. Call the professionals at Ecogenie Cleaning today to make an appointment.