Call Sleep Easy for Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning Near Kansas City & Beyond

Is it taking forever for your clothes to dry these days? Have you noticed an excessive amount of lint clinging to your garments even after the dry cycle? Are you tired of your dryer overheating?

It’s very likely a clogged or crimped dryer vent is to blame. So, before running out to a big box store and investing in a brand new appliance, consider first scheduling an appointment with a venting professional.

Here at Sleep Easy Chimney Service & Repair, we’re proud to offer homeowners in the greater Kansas City area dryer vent cleaning and rerouting services. Confused about why a chimney company provides clothes dryer maintenance services? We’ll get into that a bit later.

To schedule your dryer vent cleaning or rerouting service, or to learn more about our various offerings, get in touch with someone from our team. Reach us by phone at 816-471-4435 or fill out this appointment request form online.

Do Dirty Dryer Vents Cause Hazards?

Quick pop quiz! A lint-clogged dryer vent can do the following, yes or no:

  1. Significantly reduce the efficiency of your dryer
  2. Waste time and money
  3. Shorten the lifespan of your clothes dryer
  4. Cause performance issues

The answer is “all of the above!” How is it that a little lint can do all that? Well, as lint builds up inside of the vent, it reduces airflow. This reduction of airflow then leads to the accumulation of even more lint, and the cycle continues. Not only will this drastically affect the efficiency and overall performance of your appliance, but it also increases your risk for dangers.

Without adequate and proper airflow, your clothes dryer will suffer:

  • Your clothes take longer to dry, resulting in multiple cycles, higher energy bills, and a whole lot of wasted time.
  • The appliance has to work harder – and run hotter – to do the same job, possibly igniting the clogged lint and causing a dryer vent fire.
  • Working harder leads to wearing down faster and drastically reducing the dryer’s intended longevity.

Why Do Dryer Vents Need To Be Professionally Cleaned?

Next to cooking accidents, clothes dryer fires are among the top leading causes of home fires across the United States. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. What does that look like in property loss costs? A whopping $238 billion. Not to mention the number of lives lost and people injured.

But, perhaps one of the most interesting findings was that appliance malfunction or failure wasn’t the leading cause of clothes dryer fires – in fact, the #1 contributing factor was failure to clean. Fortunately, that’s where we come in.

close up of new aluminum dryer vent hose

How Can Sleep Easy Chimney Service & Repair Help?

We get it: at first glance, it can be a little confusing as to why a chimney services company provides professional dryer vent services like cleaning and rerouting. But, when you step back and think about the structure and function of these two appliances, it’s easy to see their distinct similarities:

  • Both work to provide proper airflow in order to keep the attached appliance (fireplace and clothes dryer) functioning
  • Both carry exhaust and harmful byproducts out and away from your home
  • Both can suffer from debris buildup and accumulation

When you call Sleep Easy to have your dryer vent cleaned out, you can trust that you’re in good hands. Much like our chimney cleaning service, we use a powerful power sweep brush system to clear all debris from your dryer vent, including lint. When we’re done, you won’t have to worry about your dryer overheating or lint-clogged vents limiting airflow and sparking a fire. Instead, you’ll be able to enjoy the convenience of quick-drying clothes – without the worry.
How often should you have your dryer vent power swept by our team? It depends on use, but we recommend annual power sweepings — it’s a cost-effective and mess-free service that makes it easy to protect your home, prevent house fire, and keep your clothes dryer running at peak levels of efficiency and safety.

Ready to schedule your dryer vent cleaning? Get in touch with our pros today! You can call us at 816-471-4435 or contact us online.

Dryer Vent Power Sweep Infographic showing how the cleaning service is performed

When Is the Dryer Vent Route a Problem?

Long, winding dryer ducts can significantly reduce airflow to your dryer – especially if there are elbows, turns, or crimped areas in the venting. Once airflow is restricted, you’ll experience the same problems you would have if your vent was clogged with lint. In many cases, this reduced or restricted airflow leads to a lint buildup, causing a cyclical issue.

So, aside from an increased risk of lint and debris accumulation, are there other concerns associated with having a long dryer exhaust vent? You bet. They’re mostly the same as if it was clogged:

  • Poor dryer performance, which means longer dry times, multiple cycles, and wasted time and energy.
  • Increased chance of dryer fire or carbon monoxide poisoning (if you have a gas dryer).
  • Shorter lifespan for your clothes dryer.

That’s why the Sleep Easy team is trained and qualified to reroute your system and reduce the amount of twists and turns to improve both safety and efficiency. Want to learn more about the process? Contact us online or give us a call and we’d be happy to walk you through it.

Save Time & Money & Reduce Fire Risks — Call Sleep Easy Today To Schedule Your Dryer Vent Service

Why deal with the time waste, extra expense on your energy bills, and the need to invest in a new clothes dryer before you have to? Why worry about devastating fires or carbon monoxide poisoning? You could take to the internet and sift through the results for “dryer vent cleaning Kansas City, MO,” or you could call Sleep Easy and… well, sleep easy!

Whether you have an issue with a clogged dryer vent or you need to have your dryer vent rerouted in order to boost efficiency and airflow and reduce fire risk, you can count on our team to take care of it for you.

We’ve been solving dryer-related problems for our clients in the greater Kansas City area for more than 30 years, so you can trust that we know our stuff. Call 816-471-4435 or reach out to us here on our website to request an appointment today. We look forward to serving you soon.


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