Keeping Pittsburgh’s Dryer Vents Clean for 20+ Years

Here at Advance Chimney Sweeps, Inc., our mission is to preserve and improve the quality of life by eliminating fire and carbon monoxide hazards for our clients. And that’s why we don’t limit our care to just chimneys and fireplaces – we also offer dryer vent cleanings to the greater Pittsburgh area.

You might not think about your dryer vents as needing maintenance, but they do. Every time you do a load of laundry, lint accumulates in your dryer vent – and not all of it is captured by your lint trap.

Over time, that lint can build up and restrict airflow within the vent, forcing the dryer to work harder and for longer periods of time to get the job done. This is when you may notice you have to run the dryer twice or even three times to dry a single load of laundry. Maybe you think your dryer’s on the fritz – but it could just be that your dryer vents need to be cleaned out!

What are some other signs of a dirty dryer vent?

  • You may start finding lint around the dryer.
  • Your dryer may be extremely hot to the touch while in use or just after a cycle is completed.
  • Your clothes may be very hot when you get them out of the dryer.
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Why Are Dryer Vent Cleanings Important & How Do They Reduce Risk & Improve Quality of Life?

So, how does a dryer vent cleaning reduce fire risk and carbon monoxide risk, while simultaneously improving your quality of life?

Dirty dryer vents are a leading cause of house fires in the U.S. Every year, major property loss, multiple injuries, and even some deaths can be traced back to dirty dryer vents. The reason a clogged dryer vent is such a fire risk is that lint is incredibly flammable. As your dryer is forced to work at hotter temperatures and for longer periods of time because of a clogged vent, that lint could ignite and cause a fire.

Likewise, carbon monoxide is a byproduct of combustion, and when vents are clogged, the carbon monoxide that’s produced can’t easily escape through the vent to exit the home. Instead, it may back-up into the home, exposing you and your family to this invisible, odorless, and deadly gas.

We want to prevent these hazards in our community by making it easy to keep your dryer vents clean and clear.

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A Dryer Vent Cleaning Can Save You Both Time & Money

Another benefit of keeping your dryer vents clean and clear is that you won’t waste time and energy running a single load of laundry through multiple cycles. That means more time and money for other things and less wear and tear on your clothes dryer. And let’s face it, with the cost of appliances these days, anything you can do to prolong the service life of a clothes dryer, you should do.

So, if it’s been a while since you had your dryer vents cleaned or you’ve noticed any of the tell-tale signs of a clogged vent above, let’s get something scheduled.

Our CDETs (CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians) are thorough, reliable, professional, considerate, and clean, and they can get the job done quickly and without the mess.

Request an Appointment – It’s Easy!

Ready to reduce your fire and carbon monoxide risk and enjoy a safer, more efficient, longer-lasting clothes dryer? Let’s get your next dryer vent cleaning scheduled. Scheduling is easy, and we’ll remind you of your appointment two days beforehand and the day before your scheduled appointment. So, even if you’re scheduling for some time later in the year, you won’t have to worry about forgetting – we’ll remind you.
Call or request an appointment online today and see why we’re Pittsburgh’s top choice for quality chimney and venting care.