Genie Air Duct Cleaning

Welcome to Genie Air Duct Cleaning & Dryer Vent Cleaning

At Genie Air Duct Cleaning, we specialize in both residential and commercial dryer vent cleaning. Our highly trained technicians ensure that your dryer vent and duct are in optimal condition, guaranteeing efficient and safe performance.

**The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning**


Regular dryer vent cleaning is crucial for maintaining dryer efficiency and preventing potential fire hazards. Shockingly, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 15,000 fires occur annually in the U.S. due to clothes dryers. This alarming statistic underscores the importance of addressing lint buildup in your dryer duct, which restricts airflow and poses a fire risk.

**How Often Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent?**


It’s easy to take household appliances like dryers for granted until they malfunction. We often forget the convenience of transforming soaking wet clothes into warm and dry garments in just 20 minutes. To prolong your dryer’s lifespan and prioritize your family’s safety, regular dryer exhaust cleaning is essential. This not only enhances dryer efficiency but also prevents fires and other potential hazards.

A general guideline is to schedule a professional inspection and cleaning of your dryer exhaust vents at least once a year. However, households with high dryer usage, such as those with multiple children, should consider increasing the frequency to every six months.

**Maintaining Your Dryer Filter**


Basic homeowner knowledge dictates cleaning the dryer filter after each use. Typically, this filter is accessible through a small door on top of or inside the dryer. Open the door, remove the filter, and clear the accumulated lint. It’s also advisable to periodically wash the filter after every few uses. Fabric softeners or dryer sheets can clog the filter mesh, reducing its effectiveness.

To check if your filter requires cleaning, remove excess lint and pour a small amount of water onto the mesh screen. If the water pools instead of flowing through, it’s time for a wash. Use warm, soapy water and a brush or sponge to clean the mesh until water can flow freely.

**Caring for the Drum**


The dryer drum is the compartment where your clothes are placed. While it doesn’t demand extensive maintenance, regular wiping is necessary to prevent the accumulation of debris or gunk. This is particularly important for households with pets or children who may have gritty play clothes.


If you notice pet dander or grit in the dryer, use a damp cloth to wipe down the drum. In the event a stray lipstick or gum ends up inside the drum, there’s no need to worry. Start by allowing the dryer to warm up for a few minutes (perhaps with some towels or rags inside), then use a rag or a sturdy spatula to scrape off any residue. For any remaining residue, employ a damp cloth, a small amount of laundry detergent, and hot water to ensure a clean and functioning dryer drum.