Dryer Vent Cleaning for a Dryer Vent on the Roof
During the recent quarantine, we all spent more time at home and with our families. For most of us, this means we did more laundry each week than ever before. As the dryer in your home worked overtime, your dryer vents collected extra debris. Without dryer vent cleaning, you risk the possibility of multiple big problems. But how do you do this cleaning with a dryer vent on the roof?
Why is dryer vent cleaning so important?
Proper dryer care and maintenance are essential because this home appliance uses electricity and operates at such a high temperature. This makes a malfunctioning dryer a significant fire hazard. In fact, almost 3,000 dryer fires occur each year in the U.S., causing about $35 million in property damage. These fires also result in injuries and deaths.
Besides those caused by fire risk, poorly maintained dryer ventilation could lead to other types of injuries. Without professional cleaning, a blocked dryer vent can cause dangerous gases to leak back into your home. This pollutes your household air and negatively impacts your family’s health.
Should I hire professionals for my dryer vent cleaning?
Professional cleaning is particularly vital for a dryer vent on the roof. Besides the risks associated with not doing a thorough job of this cleaning, maintaining a roof vent can lead to serious injury. Your North Dallas-based pros at Superior Dryer Vent Cleaning have the right tools and experience to get this job done safely and correctly.
Steps for Cleaning a Dryer Vent on the Roof
Proper vent cleaning by the professionals extends the life of your dryer, reduces energy use, prevents fire, and keeps your household air clean. This cleaning involves more than removing excess lint, particularly in a home with a dryer vent on the roof.
Below are some of the steps that Superior’s professionals follow, specifically when cleaning your home’s rooftop dryer vent:
Inside Vent Cleaning
A thorough professional dryer vent cleaning starts inside your home. This is true, whether the vent extends out the side of your house or through a dryer vent on the roof. The pros first disconnect the dryer and clean the vent from where it begins. We use commercial-grade vacuums that clear more lint and debris than a household vacuum can remove.
Locating Your Dryer Vent on the Roof
Next, we locate the dryer vent on the roof. This sounds simple but is actually pretty tricky and dangerous. This is why you need experts to do this job for you.
After locating the vent, the pros must remove its cover. They remove caulking to do this and must exercise great care not to damage your roof. Damage can lead to a roof leak or other problems affecting the structure of your home. The pros know precisely how to take care of your roofing during this critical step.
Cleaning Rooftop Dryer Vents
After removing the cover from the dryer vent on the roof, we clean the vent. Again, this involves using a commercial-grade vacuum. This powerful device suctions out lint and debris that causes fires. After clearing the vent of lint and other matter, we wipe down the inside of the vent to remove any residual dust.
Sealing the Vent Cover
Properly sealing the vent cover is as critical as carefully removing it. We take great care to ensure rain and other moisture cannot get into the connection between the vent and your roof. This takes special training and proves why you need professionals performing this annual service for you. The last thing you want is water in your dryer vent or leaking through to damage your structure.
How often do I need my rooftop dryer vents cleaned?
For your dryer vent on the roof, you need yearly inspections and cleanings. This is the same maintenance schedule as for other dryer vents. A great time to get this work done is before you return to a regular schedule after quarantines, homeschooling, and at-home workdays end. By having the pros clean your vents now, you can go back to work with the confidence that your dryer will work as it should when you need it. You will also keep your home and family safe from the dangers of obstructed dryer vents.
Schedule a visit from our professionals today by calling Superior Dryer Vent Cleaning in Plano at 214-494-9740.