We get asked a lot of questions here at Dryer Vent Wizard such as “Seriously? Snakes can get into my dryer vents?”, but there are a few questions we’re asked over and over again. These questions range from questions about dryer vents to questions about preventing dryer fires. Since most people ask us these questions, we’re putting all the answers right here so you’ll have them handy. And, if you don’t see your question on the list, simply contact us and ask!
Question: What services do you offer?
Answer: We provide a range of services dealing with your dryer that includes repairs, maintenance, professional cleaning, inspections, and installation of your dryer vent system. We don’t only provide these services to homeowners, though. We also provide these services for commercial customers such as hotels or laundromats. When you give us a call, we send our experienced and highly trained technicians to you fully equipped and ready for full service - even if you don’t need it. This enables our team to fix any problem they may come across outside of what you called us for right then and there.
Question: How much does having a dryer vent cleaned cost?
Answer: That depends on a host of variables unique to each individual household or business. To answer it fully, our technicians will perform a full diagnostic inspection once they arrive that identifies what is happening with your dryer. They will then provide recommendations and an estimated cost.
Question: Can’t I just clean my dryer vents myself?
Answer: Well, you could. But we don’t recommend it - particularly, if you’ve experienced any of the following occurring:
Too hot clothes coming from the dryer
Longer drying times
Tons of lint
These are warning signs that something is happening that could lead to a dryer fire, and though you may do a fine job of cleaning out your vents yourself, since you aren’t professionally trained there’s always a chance you could miss something.
Question: Are dryer fires really that common?
Answer: Dryer fires are much more common than one would think. The U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System says that each year there are around 15, 500 dryer fires. These fires result in approximately 34 deaths, 430 injuries and property damages in the range of $209 million.
Question: Are there benefits to have my vents cleaned once a year?
Answer: So many benefits! Not only do you lower the risk of having a dryer fire, but you can also lower the cost of your energy bills and save between $18-$24 a month! Not to mention, you clothes will suffer less wear and tear resulting in them lasting longer.
Having your dryer vents professionally cleaned saves you time, money, and increases the safety of your home. There’s really no excuse to not have them cleaned every year when the benefits outweigh the cons!
We're the experts for professional Northern NJ Dryer Vent Cleaning & repair! Give us a call at 201-345-0055 so Northern NJ Dryer Vent Wizard can help you save energy, time, and money. Some of the towns we service include: Bergen County, NJ Essex County, NJ Passaic County, NJ Morris County, NJ Ramsey, NJ and the surrounding NY Metro areas!