Uncleaned dryer vents are the cause of a substantial number of damages, injuries, and deaths annually. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 29 percent of dryer related fires are ignited by dust, fiber, or lint and the leading cause of clothes dryer and washer fires is failure to clean the dryer vents. When these vents become damaged or dirty they create resistance and increased pressure on the clothes dryer’s internal blower—which can result in the rising temperatures in the dryer system that can ignite the flammable lint!
Laundromats, commercial cleaners, hotels, motels, health clubs, care facilities and other businesses throughout Northern Virginia that do high volumes of laundry need to schedule routine dryer duct maintenance. In a commercial setting, the dryers often run continuously, leading to even more build up than your typical residence, so the chances of a fire are even greater.
Dryer Duct Cleaning—Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Risk
Dryer vents should be cleaned regularly—around once a year—but depending on the age of the dryer, frequency of use, and the length of the vent, more frequent attention may be needed. Atlantic Duct Cleaning cleans dryer ducts a number of ways, including crawling the ductwork or using lint-removal equipment. The loosened lint or other debris are then extracted and removed, resulting in a cleaner, and safer drying environment.
Benefits of Dryer Vent Maintenance
A professional commercial dryer vent cleaning will:
- Reduce excess dust. A clean and properly installed dryer vent is critical to ensuring that water is fully eliminated from the clothes and expelled outdoors during the drying cycle. If your dryer vent has a lot of build-up, moisture can condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, resulting in conditions where mold and mildew grow. A professional dryer vent cleaning makes the air in your commercial property is healthy to breathe.
- Prevent fires. Dryer fires can occur when lint and other debris build up in the dryer ducts or in the exhaust vents. Lint blocks the flow of air, causing excessive heat build-up, and as a result, ignites a fire. As a preventative measure, dryer vent cleaning on a regular basis will help eliminate the accumulation of highly combustible lint that increases the risks of fire.
- Increase efficiency. By reducing the lint build-up in your ducts, the dryer won’t have to work as hard. Increasing your dryer’s efficiency will use less energy while operating (saving you money!).
- Extend dryer life. Similarly, a dryer vent line that is clogged with lint will cause your dryer to work harder, resulting in a shorter life span. A properly maintained dryer vent helps to achieve maximum performance and can extend the life of your dryers.
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Industries We Serve
At Atlantic Duct Cleaning, we provide unparalleled commercial dryer vent cleaning services to a variety of industries, including:
- Apartment Complexes
- And more!
Commercial Dryer Vent Cleaning in Northern Virginia
Although commercial dryer vent cleaning is often put on the back burner, it is a necessary process to ensure safety for employees and guests at your commercial property. Atlantic Duct Cleaning recommends having a professional technician come to your business periodically to clean out the lint build-up in the vents.
From offering specific appointment times, using a safe (HEPA) and certified (NADCA) cleaning process, and offering a 100% guarantee, to giving you the peace of mind in working with a trustworthy company that is licensed and bonded, Atlantic Duct Cleaning is delivering on our promise of excellence. For additional questions about commercial dryer vent cleaning in the Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area, check out our FAQ or contact one of the professionals at Atlantic Duct Cleaning at 703-774-9241 to schedule an appointment.