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Why It’s The Best Time For a Dryer Vent Cleaning

Now is the perfect time to schedule a dryer vent cleaning with Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration. Our team works hard to ensure everything in your home is working efficiently and safely, and that includes your dryer.

For over 40 years, the Valley Chimney team has been providing professional chimney cleaning and sweep services, but we also specialize in dryer vent cleanings. Our team has been helping the Yorkville and surrounding area homes maintain the cleanliness of their dryer vents. We’ve highlighted the benefits of keeping your dryer vent clean and well taken care of.

Prevent Accidental Dryer Fires

Dryer fires are one of the most common types of fires that can happen in your home, and they can be prevented. With a professional dryer vent cleaning, they are completely preventable. The Valley Chimney team can come and clean your vents to prevent any chance of fire from happening.

Clogged or loose dryer vents can cause many dangerous issues to occur in your home. Lint is highly flammable and can quickly catch on fire. Not only can our team clean any clogged dryer vent, but our technicians can also spot dryer vents and venting systems that were installed wrong.

Prolong Your Dryer’s Life

Keep your dryer running longer and efficiently with the help of Valley Chimney Sweep & Restoration. If you run your dryer with a clogged vent for too long, it can damage your dryer and the components. When using your dryer, think about ways you can help it last longer. We have highlighted some of the tips below, but our Valley Chimney team is always talking with our customers about more ways they can keep their dryer running.

  • Clean the lint filter before and after every load of laundry.
  • Regularly inspect the vent behind the dryer to make sure it’s not damaged or kinked.
  • Don’t leave a clothes dryer running if you leave home or when you go to bed.
  • Clear the area around the dryer of flammable items.
  • Always make sure you use your lint filter each time you dry clothes.
  • Don’t try to dry too much at one time. If it seems like it’s too much laundry, it probably is.

By following these tips, the little things can prolong the life of your appliance because it can protect the components of your dryer from breaking down prematurely.

Reduce Utility Bills

If your dryer is running twice as long, not only does this waste time, but it also wastes energy and money. Everyone’s amount of laundry in their household is different, but your utility bills will increase greatly because of clogged dryer vents. With Valley Chimney’s help, you’ll see a decrease in your monthly costs and experience an increase in the efficiency of your dryer.

Our team doesn’t want you to have to wait longer or see an increase in energy while drying your clothes. We can help you reduce those utility costs and decrease those dry times today!

Signs It May Be Time To Have Your Dryer Cleaned

Cleaning a dryer vent isn’t always at the top of our mind when we think about spring cleaning, but the next time you put in a load of clothing or towels into the dryer think about the following signs that it may be time to have a cleaning done. If your dryer is taking too long to dry, items are coming out still wet, clothes have a stinky smell, the dryer is too hot to handle, or your lint trap is obtaining a large amount of lint, it might be time to schedule a vent cleaning.

At Valley Chimney, our team is passionate about keeping your family and home safe. We’re experts in our field, keeping your dryer running safely and effectively. Contact us today to make a dryer vent inspection and cleaning appointment.

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“I had Terry and Lee come out for our initial chimney sweep moving into a 30-year old home. They both pointed out issues that we were not even aware of (and that hadn't made it on our inspection). Terry gave us advice on how to fix the problems. After a 30 year old home, and the chimney had never been cleaned, I will definitely be using Valley every year!!”

‐ Lindsay S.

St. Charles, IL

8940 B Route 34
Yorkville, IL 60560

(630) 553-5995


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