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Common Misconceptions About Dryer Vents

Posted by [email protected] on September 28, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)


On your laundry day, you load the dryer and run it, only to uncover later that it’s leaving your clothes wet and hot. A dozen reasons come to mind. How many of them are actually valid? Let us clear the air and uncover some causes of poorly working dryers - all of which are connected to one culprit: Lint!


Myth#1: New Dryers do not require maintenance until after two years


Even if your dryer is brand new, you should not be expecting it to work for more than few months if the dryer vent was completely or partially choked with lint. Initially, the dryer will have been functioning nice and smooth. Later, symptoms like longer drying time and overheating will become evident.


Careful testing suggests more than 50% of lint can easily pass through the lint trap and then sit in the grooves and corners of the dryer vent to build up over time and block the flow of hot air. This gives rise to heating issues and increases time for drying.


Myth#2: Longer drying time means heating components need replacement


While a faulty heating coil may be responsible for not generating enough hot air to dry the clothes, majority of the time, lint wax is the reason your clothes are taking long to completely dry. The air heavy with moisture is unable to escape through the exhaust vent. Fresh air from the heating unit is unable to carry water vapors out into the atmosphere as the process is interrupted because of blockage in the vent, consuming more time for clothes to be dried satisfactorily.


Myth#3: Using dryer sheets is a major fire risk


Dryer sheets protect the tenderness of a garment and leave a pleasant odor after a drying round. However, in some cases, bits from dryer sheets get collected in the lint screen and block it. This builds up heat, eventually starting a fire. That being said, it’s important to note that dryer sheet alone is not the contributor in a dryer fire. The softening chemicals may form a wax accumulation on the screen, that along with the lint, causes a burnout.


The best and immediate solution for preventing fires and drying issues is a thorough cleaning and repair of dryer vents. If the problem persists, you should consider replacing and reinstalling the dryer vent to prevent accumulation of the lint and debris.


Dryer Vent Dr NV offers cleaning, repair and replacement of dryer vents in Carson City, Fernley, Reno, Sparks and Truckee. Contact us today for a comprehensive inspection and cleaning of your dryer vent.

How To Choose The Right Carpet Cleaning Service

Posted by [email protected] on July 27, 2016 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Whether it’s your home or office, professional carpet cleaning service is imperative to preserving the life and quality of your carpets. Professional carpet cleaning also keeps your space neat and tidy, and bacteria-free.


Your carpet is a hotspot for germs. According to Men’s Health, a carpet has almost 200,000 bacteria per square inch. This makes them 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat.


And if you think that weekly vacuum is enough to eliminate germs, you’re wrong. Carpets contain excessive quantities of dust, dirt, hair and other sorts of contaminants, especially in high-traffic areas.The only sure fix way to remove these pollutants is by hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. 


Carpet cleaners use the latest equipment, such as steaming machines, to deep clean your rugs. This enables them to get rid of contaminants from those hard-to-detect areas.


But how do you choose the best carpet cleaning company? Follow this guideline to simplify your search:


Factor in Cost


For starters, assess your budget. How much are you willing to pay for the service? After determining a realistic cost, get service quotes from at least 3 companies. Compare and contrast quotes in order to find the one that best suits your budget.


Do the cleaning companies provide any packages? What is included in the service? What happens in case of service cancellation? Will you get a refund?


Discuss company pricing in detail to make an informed decision.


Certification

 Is the company certified? Certification matters, if things ever go wrong. Inquire about the staff’s certification. Carpet technicians usually receive accreditation by the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. 


Insurance

 Along with certification, ask about the company’s insurance policy. Make sure to work with an insured cleaning for your safety.

 

Experience and training

 How much experience do the technicians have? How does the company train its team? These questions indicate the technician’s level of expertise.


Process

 Not all carpet cleaners employ the same cleaning procedures. They use different cleaning and drying methods. Discuss company process so that you and the cleaners stay on the same page. Talk to them about specific office or household carpet needs. And then ask about their process.


Equipment and materials

 What type of products and tools does the company use? Do they use environmentally-friendly products that won’t ruin carpet fabric? Similarly, have they invested in modern, safe equipment?


Quality and Safety

 Inquire about your preferred company’s safety and quality standards. What steps do they take to maintain service quality and worker safety? For example, do the technicians use safe equipment? Find out about the carpet cleaning company’s safety processes.


Reputation

 Check out company’s online reviews. At the same time, ask your friends and family for references.

Regular carpet cleaning is the key to protect you and your family from harmful bacteria that cause allergies and deteriorates indoor air quality.

If you need carpet cleaning Carson City, Sparks, Carson City and Reno, NV, we’ve got you covered! No matter how big or small a project is, we are committed to exceptional and reliable customer service.

 


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