Your dryer may not be the first thing on your mind, but it’s all we think about. The consequences of a struggling dryer exhaust system can be life-threatening, and the symptoms often go unnoticed. Click Get In Touch or continue scrolling to learn how PreVent Cleaning Service can help you prevent home fires, high energy bills, and long drying times with comprehensive dryer vent cleaning in Columbia, SC.Get In Touch
Often, signs of a struggling exhaust system are overlooked until something goes wrong. Some warning signs include long drying times, overheating, shutting off, excessive lint, and even a burning smell caused by lint reaching the heating element. When your dryer isn't regularly cleaned, it is forced to work harder for each load. Prolonged drying cycles can overheat the lint trapped in the dryer vent. This built-up lint can ignite within the dryer cabinet, causing a dryer fire in your home.
Every year, nearly 16,000 preventable dryer fires are reported, resulting in thousands of injuries, millions of dollars in property damage, and even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), lack of proper dryer maintenance is the leading cause of these serious and often tragic fires.
While some of these fires can go undiscovered within the dryer or exhaust system, no one is immune to the potential hazards of a dryer fire while the vent is dirty or clogged. No matter the age of your home or equipment, dryer vent maintenance is vital for peace of mind.
Your dryer needs to breathe, just like you! A dryer with a dirty or clogged exhaust system cannot run properly due to reduced airflow, which increases the length of a drying cycle. Over time, it may take 2-3 times longer to dry a load than it should, eating up your valuable time.
Longer drying times are not only frustrating, but they actually increase strain on your dyer, decreasing the life of your appliance while increasing maintenance and repair costs. Often, a malfunctioning dryer is not caused by the appliance itself, but by an overloaded exhaust system. Save time and money by having your dryer vent cleaned!
Just as dirty or clogged dryer vents increase wear and tear on your appliance, they also increase power consumption. A dryer cycle that has doubled or tripled in length also requires more electricity, resulting in higher energy bills. Ensuring your dryer exhaust system is clean is another way proper maintenance pays for itself.
Every exhaust system is unique, so PreVent always starts with an inspection and diagnostic reading. One of our Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians (CSIA C-DET Certified) will start by addressing your needs and concerns, followed by locating the dryer’s exterior exhaust vent to test airflow and/or back-pressure of the system as required. We will also identify any fire, safety, or health hazards present due to obstructions, improper vent construction, or non-code-compliant materials. Once we have assessed your unique situation, we will provide a plan to move forward.
Using a rotary brush and Rotovent vac, the dryer vent system is cleared of obstructions, the transition duct tubes are cleaned and brought up to code. Then we re-evaluate and share the results.Request Service
When repair or replacement is needed, we will always provide a plan of action before we get started. All of our repairs are done to manufacturer specifications and to the proper code of your location.Request Service
Dryer vents provide inviting spaces for birds and other pests. In most cases, we can safely remove the nests of these unwanted intruders!Request Service
PreVent Cleaning Service was founded to educate our community on the importance of dryer exhaust maintenance. Our services provide affordable and professional solutions that keep our clients’ families and businesses safe. Our C-DET certified technicians are committed to that vision and push for continuous improvement to better serve the community.
As a result of our confidence in PreVent’s ability to serve you, we offer a 6 month lint-free guarantee. If you experience a noticeable lint blockage within 6 months of the cleaning, we will clean your vent again at no charge.