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How often should my dryer vent be professionally cleaned?

How often should my dryer vent be professionally cleaned?

Nowadays everyone either owns or has access to an electric clothes dryer (those who yearn for the nostalgia of wooden clothespins and a natural breeze to dry their clothes need not continue reading). A dryer provides us with an incredibly faster alternative to line-drying and can still give the same kind of comfort and aroma when dry. One big difference is those puffy, gray, little balls of lint that end up in the deep corners of pocket linings once fresh out of the dryer. Where did that come from? Is there more?

There absolutely is, and it's one of the biggest reasons for cleaning your dryer vent!

How often should you clean your dryer vent? There isn't a one size fits all answer to this. It depends on how new, or old, your dryer is and also how much laundry is done in your home. Cleaning the actual vent of the dryer can range from once, to three or 4 times a year. This is based on the amount of laundry, so if you live alone – once a year should be sufficient. A family of 4+ would have to look into cleaning their vent much more frequently.

How can you be sure it's time to clean out the vent? If it seems like your clothes are still damp after a cycle that usually has everything toasty and warm, this could be an early sign. If it takes 2 or 3 cycles to thoroughly dry a load of laundry, it's highly likely your vent is clogged and needs to be looked at right away.

If you ignore the low maintenance of your dryer's vent, it can end in tragedy. A dryer vent that is clogged with lint holds an incredibly high risk of fire. In 2010 alone, there were 15,000 dryer fires in the U.S. according to the National Fire Protection Agency (Gibbs). To prevent this, it is possible to clean the dryer vent yourself, but it is best to know what you are looking at and how to put everything back together again.

Calling a professional like Gator Clean, will ensure you have it cleaned the right way the first time. Make sure your vents are clear today, so you can keep your clothes toasty; not burnt!

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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Review from Google

I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

Wayne Gill
December 29, 2021

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Gator Clean is a residential and commercial carpet and tile cleaning company, serving Lake, Sumter, Marion and surrounding counties.

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