Dryer Vent Cleaning FAQs

What type of schedule do I need for dryer vent cleaning?

The schedule you set up for regular dryer vent cleaning depends on your vent system and your dryers. You want to have your vents cleaned often enough that you don’t have an equipment failure. When you hire North Florida Dryer Vent Cleaning, we will inspect your duct system and recommend a cleaning schedule. Often, you will need to have your dryer vents cleaned once or twice a year, depending on your specific system.

Why do I have to run my clothes multiple times to get them dry?

Often, the dry time for a residential or commercial dryer will depend on the airflow through the machine and the venting duct. If the air is impeded out of the dryer due to a blocked venting duct, you could notice longer drying times and the need to run your clothing twice. When this is the case, dryer vent cleaning is necessary.

What is considered to be a long dry time?

While every dryer is different, you will likely know when you have a long dry time. Of course, if you have to run clothing for multiple cycles that usually become dry in one cycle, you have a long dry time. Usually, a long dry time will range from 90 to 180 minutes. When you have a clean dryer vent, you can get your laundry done in about an hour.

Is the problem with my dryer or my dryer vent?

Most of the time, it will be your dryer vent. You don’t need to call an appliance technician or go buy a new dryer. Often, getting your dryer vents cleaned will fix the issue at home or at your business.

Can I run some type of test to figure out if it's my dryer or my dryer vent?

Yes, there is a very quick test you can do to figure out if your dryer or your dryer vent is the issue.

Start by pulling your dryer out from the wall and disconnecting the dryer hose from the wall. Then, just run the dryer on a timed cycle. 

If the dryer vent hose doesn’t heat up, you have an issue with your dryer. However, if it stays hot and blows how for one to five minutes without any interruptions, you have a dryer vent problem. Often, when you remove the hose from the wall, your dryer will work properly, which means you need dryer vent cleaning services.

What does it mean if my laundry room is very humid?

When a dryer vent becomes clogged or has a blockage, it can cause your laundry room to become very humid. When this is the case, it means the air is not completely escaping throughout the vent. In some cases, a humid laundry room might mean the flex hose has been torn, ripped, or disconnected. It’s often a good idea to have a vent cleaning done and/or replace the flexible duct to fix this issue.

Why won't my dryer heat up properly?

If you have a dryer vent blockage, the air cannot escape, so your dryer temperature sensor will sense an issue. This can cause the gas or electric heat for the dryer to be kicked off. The dryer will think there is a problem constantly. As the temperature sensor does its job by preventing a major fire, you will notice there isn’t as much, or any, heat in the dryer. If you continue to run your dryer like this, the sensor will eventually fail.

Do I need to call a warranty service company or appliance technician first?

It’s smart to wait to call a warranty service company or an appliance technician. They will likely ask you when you last had your dryer vents cleaned. A better way to approach common issues with dryers is to call a vent cleaning company first. Once your vents have been cleaned, if you still have issues, it might be time to make a call to a service company or technicians. It can often save you money to have your vents cleaned first since clean dryer vents will fix many common issues.

What type of dryer vents will North Florida Dryer Vent Cleaning service?

We provide cleaning services and installation services for a variety of dryer vents, both commercial and residential. Our team will provide services for side exit vents, low vents, high vents, roof vents, vents with multiple 90-degree angles, and more. We specialize in dryer vents and provide the cleaning, repair, and installation services you need.

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