Frequently Asked Questions
You will find answers to all of your most common Electrical Services related questions located here.
Why would someone pay to have their dryer vent cleaned out? Couldn't they do it themselves?
While cleaning a dryer vent may seem simple, in most cases it is not. Our specialized knowledge allows us to handle any unforeseen problems such as improper vent configuration, pests in vents, or surprise repairs. Dryer vent runs that are longer than average can be difficult or impossible to clean thoroughly with household tools, but our professional tools in the hands of one of our technicians ensure that your dryer vent will be as clean as possible throughout the vent run.
On top of our invaluable experience, our expert knowledge, and our professional tools, people also choose Vent Cleaning Vegas over DIY dryer vent cleaning because our time, unlike yours, is dedicated to this service! The best way to ensure your dryer is functioning as safely and efficiently as possible year after year is to call Vent Cleaning Vegas for annual service.
I have never heard of anyone having a dryer fire. How big of a problem is it really?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System, there are approximately 25,500 dryer fires every year, resulting in as many as 34 deaths, 430 injuries, and $209 million in property damages.
Are there warning signs that a dryer vent could be a problem?
Yes! There can be many warning signs that indicate an elevated risk of fire or malfunction. Some of them are:
- Clothes take longer to dry or don’t dry fully
- Clothes are hotter than normal at the end of the drying cycle
- Outside of dryer gets very hot
- Laundry room becomes more humid than usual
- Burnt smell is evident in the laundry room
- Outside exhaust vent flapper does not open very much
I bought a new dryer and am still having long dry cycles, why?
The dryer is not the problem. Vent disrepair, blockages such as bird nests or lint accumulation, and improper venting configuration are all possible causes of poor dryer function that Vent Cleaning Vegas can fix today.
Are there any other benefits to annual dryer vent maintenance besides making your dryer run more efficiently and preventing dryer fires?
While those are the primary benefits to dryer and dryer vent maintenance, consumers can look forward to lower energy bills as a result of the dryer not having to work so hard and long to dry clothes.
Consumers save $18-$24 monthly on average as a result of reduced dryer times. In addition, clothes don’t wear out as quickly when they don’t have to go through multiple cycles.
Does your service also include a thorough cleaning of the dryer appliance?
No, these are two separate services. We recommend having your dryer vent system cleaned once or twice each year and having your dryer appliance cleaned out every 2 years by an appliance repair person.
How frequently should my dryer vent cleaned?
Every household differs, however a great rule of thumb is:
- With 1-2 people in the house: Once every year years
- With 3-5+ people in the household: Twice per year