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Why clean your dryer vent?


Do Your Clothes Take Longer Than 30 Minutes to Dry?

If your dryer is getting warm, or hot, to the touch, then the problem is NOT your clothes dryer. 

Your Dryer Vent is clogged or restricted and needs to be cleaned out.

This is not the lint screen that you clean after each dryer load. 
It is the duct pipe that runs from your laundry room, inside your walls and terminates either through the roof or a side wall.

Other symptoms are:
* Clothes dryer getting too hot
* Excessive lint in your laundry room
* Heating element cuts off intermittantly
* Laundry room is overly hot or humid
* Lint collecting on a small area of the
   lint screen, or on the back of the
   screen

I am Steve Brister, a Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician  and will come to your home or business to clean out your dryer vent.   
I am very reliable and dependable and will call you if I am running ahead of, or behind, schedule.

210-870-9000

I have all the proper tools for a thorough job.  
I am professional and I finish the job quickly and without excuses. 
I make enough money, so I don't need to steal from your home. 

I carry liability insurance in case I cause damage to your home, although that has never happened.

I am a member of the Dryer Vent Cleaners of America.

I am not the lowest price in the San Antonio area, but I am one of only 2 Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians in South Texas and the only one who does only dryer vent cleaning, not chimney sweeping or air duct cleaning or plumbing, or whatever; so I won't try to get you to spend more money with me on an unrelated service.

My cleaning process involves a spinning metal brush and rod system which scrapes off as much lint as possible, unlike many other "dryer vent cleaners" who simply attach a blower to one end of the dryer vent and turn it on for a minute hoping for the best.
The clean up of the lint that comes out of the dryer vent is the responsibility of the homeowner.  I will clean up the larger pieces of lint that I can safely reach, but I never get all of it.  This is lint that would have come out over time had the vent been clean.

Our tools are specifically design to work with, and not damage, properly installed dryer vents. 
We try to confirm that this is the case before we start cleaning. 
Since the dryer vent is usually hidden in the walls, this is not always possible.

If your dryer vent is not sound, and becomes dislodged during the normal cleaning process, repair charges will be estimated. 

This repair is the responsibility of the homeowner, not SA Dryer Vent Cleaning.

This does not happen very often, but when it does we will work with you to get the issue resolved quickly.


Appointments are scheduled as soon as our schedules permit with these parameters:

Scheduling is based on weather.

On hot days, all appointments will be scheduled to be completed before the temperature is forecast to reach 90 degrees.

On cold days, appointment times will start when the temperature will be over 50 degrees.

On wet and very windy days, appointments will be rescheduled to another day.


 

Here is a picture of an interview
by Leslie Bohl on
WOAI Channel 4's San Antonio Living
on October 14, 2013.

AND

KSAT 12 News story February 7, 2013

 



Why Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned? >> 

Do your clothes take longer than 30-45 minutes to dry for a normal load?

And does your clothes dryer get hot to the touch while it is running?

There's nothing wrong with your dryer, it's your dryer vent that is probably clogged and needs to be cleaned out.


Why should you clean your dryer vent?

There are several great reasons:

1. A clothes dryer can catch fire.  Consumer Product Safety Commission says that in the U.S. in the year 2000, there were 12,700 clothes dryer fires resulting in $99,400,000 (that's 99 MILLION dollars) in damages, 330 injuries, and 20 lives lost.  A clogged dryer vent adds to this risk.  The lint is highly flammable and the reduction of air flow increases temperatures

2. Save on your utility bill with reduced drying time.

3. Replace your clothes dryer less often.  The wear and tear on your clothes dryer will be lessened due to the reduced usage.

4. Create more time to spend on activities other that tending the laundry.



FAQ
How do I know that my clothes dryer vent needs to be cleaned?

Well, if your clothes take longer than 30-45 minutes to dry for a normal load, and your clothes dryer gets warm (or hot) to the touch while it is running...It's your dryer vent that is probably clogged and needs to be un-clogged.



Why should my dryer vent be cleaned?

There are several great reasons:
1. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that in 2000, there were 12,700 clothes dryer fires resulting in $99,400,000  in damages, 330 injuries, and 20 lives lost. 

2. Save on your utility bill

3. Replace your clothes dryer less often.

4. Create more time to spend on activities other that tending the laundry.



I clean out the lint screen every time I dry clothes.  Why isn't that enough?

The screen is the interior filter for lint.  The back of the dryer has a flexible hose which leads into a longer vent which many times terminates through the roof or a wall that is several feet away from the back of the dryer.  This is the dryer vent that we are referring to.  This vent can collect lint and become constricted and clogged which reduces the efficiency of the clothes dryer.


How often should my dry vent be cleaned?

It all depends on the following:
1. How many loads of laundry does the dryer handle?
2. What kind of  laundry is washed: lots of lint-producing items, such as diapers or towels?
3. How many elbows are there?
4. How long is the venting?

The best way to determine the cleaning status is to monitor the drying time of typical laundry loads.  When the loads take over 30-45 minutes to dry, it's time to clean out the vent.



My vent did not need to be cleaned for over 10 years, I had it cleaned less than a year ago, and now my clothes are taking longer to dry.  Why is this?
When a dryer vent pipe is first installed, the insides are new and slick.  Over time, the inside of the vent pipe is corroded with the moisture from the venting.  When the lint is cleaned away, the inside of the pipe remains corroded which allows the lint to collect more quickly.



My dryer vents into my attic or garage.  Is that OK?
Most building codes do not allow for your clother dryer vent to terminate anywhere other that the exterior of the structure.  Vent termination in an attic or garage is not acceptable and should be corrected as soon as possible.



The Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician program is a national certification and is awarded by the  Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) as part of their venting professionals' training responsibility.