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Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning in Maryland

April 26, 2022

As a dryer runs, the fibers on clothing and towels shed and create lint. Most of this lint is captured on the dryer filter but a lot of it passes through and can get caught in the dryer vent. As this lint builds up it can cause inefficiencies within the dryer or worse, could threaten your home’s safety. 

With a dryer vent cleaning service, you can remove this accumulation of lint and protect your home. 


The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

According to the US Fire Administration, over 2900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year causing an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. In fact, just a few years back there was a chain of 20 dryer fires that occurred within two weeks right here in Maryland. 

For transparency's sake, not all dryer fires are related to a lack of dryer vent cleanings. However, having your dryer vents cleaned regularly can help prevent fire and help identify potential issues before they can cause harm to you or your family. 

An added bonus for dryer vent cleaning is that it can boost the efficiency of your dryer which can aid in lowering your utility bills. 


How Dryer Vent Cleaning Works

As a homeowner, you may be wondering why you would want to hire someone when you can do it yourself. That’s a valid question. As a homeowner, you should be proactive in keeping your dryer safe from lint. That means removing lint from the lint trap and if possible, cleaning lint from the vents. 

The problem that most homeowners will run into, however, is that they can’t access the entire dryer vent. Between the length of it and the twists and turns of it, it makes it difficult without the right tools. A professional, however, has the necessary tools for the job. 

So, if you are unable to clean your own dryer vents or simply don’t want to hassle with it, then a convenient service is available. The dryer vent cleaning service is fairly unobtrusive for homeowners. The technician starts the job by detaching the vent. Once they have access, they will hook a high-pressure vacuum to one side and run a rotary brush through the other side. This will gently, yet effectively, brush all the excess lint and debris from your vents and suck it away through the vacuum. Once done, the technician will reattach your equipment. 

The overall process is fairly simple, quick, and painless for the homeowner.


Who should have Dryer Vents Cleaned and How Often?

You may be wondering if this service is right for you, and if so, how often you should have it done. Most homes can go 2-3 years between cleanings. While most commercial establishments should have it done annually. 

The biggest factor in determining how often the dryer vents are cleaned is the dryer usage. Most families only run a few loads of laundry a week and may only need dryer vent cleaning every couple of years. Those who run their dryers excessively or who need to run several loads of laundry weekly may want to consider cleaning their dryer vents annually. 


More Indoor Air Quality Services to think about

If you’re interested in keeping your family safe and improving your home’s indoor air quality then dryer vent cleaning may be a good service to consider. However, it’s not the only service available to help keep your home’s air quality in good condition. 

At MaxAir, we offer many indoor air quality installation services including:

  • Dehumidifier systems
  • Energy Recovery ventilators
  • Sanitizing ductwork
  • Air Purifiers

When it comes to helping your home feel more comfortable we have you covered! We are the Maryland HVAC company and Indoor Air Quality experts you can trust. Give us a call to let us know how we can help you today.