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Dryer Safety Inspections
Price: $49.00* plus parts
Let me take a look at your dryer along with the venting to make sure it is working properly and that your home is safe. A multipoint inspection doesn’t take very long but I often am able to resolve issues that may save you money in the long run. *Price is for the safety inspection only, but will be applied to additional recommended services. Estimate given at time of service.
Dryer Vent Repair/Installations
Starting at $49.99* plus parts
Have an existing dryer vent not working properly or maybe it wasn’t installed per code requirements? Or do you need a new dryer vent installed where one wasn’t before. I can complete the process from design, to installation to inspection. *Price is for the vent inspection only, but will be applied to additional recommended services. Estimate given at time of service.
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Price: $99.00* plus parts
A clean dryer vent will reduce drying times which will reduce wear and tear on your clothes, your dryer and save you money in the process. Oh, and don’t forget, the most likely cause of a home fire is right there in your laundry room. Let me take care of the work and make sure you are safe in your home. *Price is labor only, parts, supplies, vents requiring roof or ladder access are additional. Estimate given at time of service.
Dryer Service & Repair
Price: $129.00* plus parts
Dryer not working? I can help. As a master appliance technician, I have the skills, the knowledge and the tools needed to ensure your dryer is repaired properly so you can get back to your life. I specialize in dryers just like yours so I know how to quickly identify and repair the issue. This saves you time and money. *Repair services are for labor only, any parts or supplies needed will be additional. Should you decide not to have the dryer repaired, I do ask for $49 to cover my travel and diagnostic expenses.
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Todays topic is near and dear to my heart because it really is the basis for most of my dryer vent cleaning work. I would love to say people are by now well aware of the need to periodically clean out their dryer ducting not only for dryer efficiency, but household safety. But the reality is my phone rings because someone else it telling the homeowner this needs to be done. And this person is usually an appliance repair technician.
Dryers are simple devices. Please pay attention. They make warm air and tumble clothes. That is pretty much the extent of their design. All the fancy features, cycles and other do-dads they posses are all wrapped around the tumbling and the heating thing. So the purpose of this article is really to help the homeowner understand when they need dryer repair and when they need their dryer vent cleaned.
Because of the simplicity of the dryer, it comes down to a basic set of questions.
- Is my dryer heating and tumbling the clothes? If the answer is no, call an appliance repair technician. I happen to be one by the way. If the answer is yes, next question.
- Is my dryer heating and tumbling the clothes but they still are not dry? If the answer is no, everything is fine. If the answer is yes, time to clean the dryer ducting.
I am not attempting to make light of the situation but as I said above, most of my work comes from appliance repair technicians. They get calls from customers because the dryer is not drying the clothes. Sounds like a problem to me, but we need to understand there is a difference between not drying and not heating. The appliance repair technician arrives to find a dryer that heats and tumbles (which is what a dryer does) and now they need to figure out why the customer called.
The third leg of the dryer being able to dry is airflow and that is where the dryer is dependent on the mechanical systems of the home. If the dryer is heating and tumbling, but cannot move air due to poorly maintained ducting, the clothes will never dry. Or they will take multiple cycles to dry. So now the appliance repair technician is left explaining how the dryer works and really unable to resolve the issue for the customer. Ideally they refer the customer to someone like me, or they may just point the customer to Google for dryer vent cleaning suggestions.
The moral of this article is to hopefully impart some knowledge on us homeowners so you can save some time and money. Why pay to have an appliance repair technician come to your home, only to tell you there is nothing they can do and to call someone else. Instead ask yourself the questions above. Because if the dryer is tumbling the clothes and making heat, the dryer is doing what it was designed to do. Now it is time to call someone that can improve the airflow for the dryer
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