- Remove Duct from dryer
- Clean Dryer Vent duct from Interior/Exterior using Forced Air/Gorilla Blasting Ball
- Removing 99% of lint and debris
- Clean caps and areas
Throughout Metro Vancouver, multi-unit properties are a dime a dozen. From apartment and condo buildings, to hospitals, schools and assisted living centres, shared living spaces are designed to make life easier. When shopping for a new place to call home, amenities are a prime selling feature – particularly laundry rooms. Shared laundry spaces are a convenience for residents and guests, but this only happens when your machines are running smoothly. On its own, dryer lint does not seem like a major problem but over time, it can mean damage to your appliances, fire hazards and a spike in utility bills. Instead of waiting for damage, have a Gorilla handle your Delta dryer vent cleaning needs.
What To Know About Your Clothes Dryers
At its best, a clothes dryer helps to cut down on laundry times, making it possible to keep a cleaner, more organized environment. When properly cared for, appliances can last for a decade or more but even a bit of neglect starts to snowball. Each load of laundry that passes through your system, leaves a mark on your vents. It is common enough for bits of lint and debris to break off from linens, only to get caught up in removable lint traps. It is no doubt that these lint screens do help, but mesh screens can’t catch everything. With fluff, hair, paper, debris and lint trapped inside ducts, it begins to layer up, creating real problems in a short amount of time.
Damp items cling to the inside of dryer ducts, creating a foundation layer. These bottom layers grip new and lighter material as it flies by, building up blockages and creating thicker clogs. When dryer exhaust has less room to circulate, the inside of your ventilation system stays damp. Damp environments are the perfect place for mold to form, and your vents are no exception. With mold growing behind the scenes, harmful allergens begin to blow through your system, causing a drop in indoor air quality. Poor air quality is bad for everyone, but it can be extremely harmful to those with allergies or sensitive immune systems. If that weren’t bad enough, lint is highly flammable. Buildup behind the scenes is a major fire hazard which can lead to house fires. Even a single spark can mean widespread destruction through a highly populated area.
If wear, tear and health hazards weren’t enough, a clogged vent system can also mean havoc for your daily costs. The whole purpose of clothes dryers is to shorten drying times but without proper air flow, this becomes impossible. More than taking longer to dry, reduced air flow means repeat loads, which means higher energy costs. Running a multi-unit (or strata) space is expensive enough without unnecessary energy costs. Save yourself the time and money of struggling with an ineffective system when you can call a Gorilla for regularly scheduled dryer maintenance.
The Gorilla Approach to Dryer Duct Cleaning
It is always possible to run out to Home Depot, collecting tools and sprays designed to clean your dryer. The trouble with this DIY method is that dryer ductwork is complicated. You can reach underneath mesh traps, scraping out clogs, only to have blockages stay put within your system. Instead of struggling with subpar results, our Gorillas have developed a system that digs deep until your system is stripped, scrubbed and sparkling.
When servicing properties in our communities, Gorillas disconnect the dryer and its hoses from their fixtures. At this point, speciality vacuum cleaners are used to dig into more complex areas, making sure that there are not blockages hiding just out of sight.