Archive for the ‘Dryer Vent Cleaning’ Category

Did You Know that Lint Could Destroy Your Home?

Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Yes, lint, the small fibers that come off your clothing, can do some major damage to the structure of your home. Unfortunately, lint is responsible for thousands of fires per year because so few homeowners know the importance of cleaning out the dryer vent that leads out of the home. (more…)

Some of the Hidden Parts of Your Home Can Be the Biggest Health Hazards

Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Part of maintaining a home means doing everything you can to protect it from damage and keep your family members safe. You test your smoke detectors and CO detectors, and you have an escape route plan for your family members. You have emergency numbers saved, and you do your best to make sure your family members practice kitchen safety and know the dangers of electrocution. (more…)

What Can Happen When Your Dryer Vent Clogs?

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Lisa Pixley

Most people probably don’t make too much of a connection between their home’s clothes dryer and their safety. The machine seems relatively safe and simple. As long as you remove the dryer lent and use it correctly, you should be okay, right? (more…)

The Many Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Monday, December 14th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

All homeowners want to ensure the safety of the people in their households. A fire is an unpredictable threat facing any home, but there are many things you can do to reduce your risk. That’s why you install and test smoke detectors and practice proper fire safety when using chimneys or lighting candles. However, there is one fire risk that many homeowners are unaware of—a clogged dryer vent. (more…)

Why a Little Bit of Buildup in the Dryer Vent is Actually a Big Deal

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Lisa Pixley

Many homeowners are unaware of the very real risk of a dryer vent fire. The lint trap is not the only place where debris can build up. The vent that leads outdoors can also gather debris and create some dangerous circumstances. (more…)

Reasons to Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning

Monday, July 14th, 2014 by Lisa Pixley

Here’s an intimidating statistic: according to studies by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, around 15,000 fires occurred in homes in 2010 alone because of clogged dryer vents. The air channels that exhaust the hot air from a dryer also carry lint fibers with them, and these fibers are highly flammable. If these vents remain clogged, the risk of a house fire starts to increase.

You don’t have to take that risk however: schedule regular dryer vent cleaning in St. Cloud from Alpha Air Corporation. We specialize in services that keep your air vents clean and home safe. We are certified members of the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA). Call us today if more than a year has passed since you last had cleaner for your dryer vent.

Why you need to keep up with dryer vent cleaning

  • Fire safety: We’ve already brought out the frightening number of house fires that have occurred because the highly flammable fibers trapped inside a dryer vent ignited. This alone is reason enough for you to make sure that regular cleaning for the vent is on your annual “must do” checklist.
  • More efficient dryer: One of the basic steps in drying clothes is to always clean out the lint trap before running a load. If you don’t, your clothes will take far longer to dry. This applies to the dryer vent as well: if it becomes choked with obstructions, the dryer will have a harder time removing the moist air from inside. The high moisture level means clothes that stay damp and require a longer cycle to dry them out. This leads to immense energy waste; it isn’t good for your clothes, either. When you find that the dryer isn’t doing much “drying,” than it’s probably time to arrange for professional vent cleaning.
  • Longer equipment lifespan: When a dryer is forced to run longer and harder to dry your clothes, it will suffer from increased wear. This means you will run into more repair needs. It will also result in a short lifespan for the system. Laundry machines are expensive, and you don’t want to replace one unless it’s absolutely necessary, so keep the dryer vent clean so your clothes dryer can “breathe” properly and have a long life.

When you call for professional dryer vent cleaning in St. Cloud, MN, the technicians will inspect the whole venting system and use special brushes and vacuums to draw out all the lint from the vent, as well as any mold or mildew. With the right professionals on the job, you should have your home back to the way it was before in no time at all.

When it comes to dryer vent cleaning trust to the experience and certification of the team at Alpha Air Corporation. Call Us Today! 952.476.4144 or 1-866-PIXLEYS

What to Look for in a Commercial Duct Cleaning Company in Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

We know you have many choices when looking for a commercial or industrial duct cleaning company in the Minneapolis, MN area. At Alpha Air, we pride ourselves on bringing more than 30 years of experience in the industry as well as a staff of National Air Duct Cleaners Association certified technicians. Commercial services are a big undertaking and it’s important to trust that the technicians handling the job bring the highest level of customer service, technical expertise, and attention to detail.

Alpha Air offers a variety of services including exhaust duct cleaning, mold remediation, dryer vent cleaning, fire restoration, HVAC system inspections and much more. Whether you’re an apartment complex, shopping mall, movie theatre, industrial office, or warehouse, we come prepared with the equipment and experience to handle any job. Call us today to get an estimate or click here to see pictures and testimonials from satisfied commercial clients.

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Dryer Vent Cleaning is No Small Task

Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Did you know that routine dryer vent cleanings can help reduce your risk of house fires? Clearing dryer vents of debris helps the efficiency and lifespan of your dryer, but is also helpful for keeping your home safe. The certified technicians at Alpha Air serviced a 4-story apartment complex, snaking out dryer ducts for 81 individual dryer exhaust ducts ranging 20-40 feet in length. Check out our video below to see one of our technicians in action. Alpha Air provides exceptional customer service and is committed to your comfort and safety. For any of your dryer vent cleaning needs in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN area, call us or schedule service online today!

St. Paul, MN Dryer Vent Cleaning Tip: How Do Dryer Fires Start?

Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

One of the most overlooked fire prevention tasks is having your dryer vent cleaned on a routine basis. Dryer fires occur about 15,000 times per year throughout the US, and this is often due to neglecting regular maintenance tasks. The combination of your dryer’s high temperatures and the production of lint during the drying cycle can produce a potentially dangerous situation. In this post, we’d like to address how dryer fires start. For excellent St. Paul, MN dryer vent cleaning service, call Alpha Air Corporation today!

When lint begins to accumulate on lint trap and lint trap screen, it results in airflow blockage and overheating. But lint isn’t the only danger. Your dryer vent system should be entirely inspect and cleaned on a regular basis. A significant amount of lint and debris can find its way into the ventilation ducts and this can force your dryer to operate at temperatures well outside the range it has been designed for. Also, check your manufacturer’s instructions or with your local professional about what you can put in your dryer. Certain items like athletic shoes and materials containing foam may pose an additional fire risk.

Fortunately, keeping your dryer in good shape requires only diligence and a little bit of professional help. Make sure you clean the lint screen after every drying cycle. The next step is hiring a professional to clean out your dryer vent system on a regular basis. This will not only prevent the risk of accidental fires, but also increase energy efficiency and drying performance. If you notice that your dryer becomes ineffective or it takes much longer to dry your clothes than it used to, those are both signs that you need professional care.

For St. Paul, MN dryer vent cleaning service, call the experts at Alpha Air Corporation today! 

Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning: What is it?

Monday, March 25th, 2013 by Lisa Pixley

Depending on how many people are in your household you could be using your washing machine and dryer several times a week. Because of all that use, it is likely that lint could be starting to build up in your dryer’s vent. While this might not seem like a big deal it can actually cause significant problems for your dryer and can also be a safety risk. Here at Alpha Air we offer complete Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning. Not many people realize how important it is to keep their dryer vents clean so we’ve put together a quick explanation of what it is and why it’s important.

Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning

In order to dry your clothes your dryer needs to be able to exhaust air and moisture which it does out of the vent.  Lint is comprised of small textiles strands and while you do have a lint filter in your dryer, some of it can still get through and out your exhaust. Over time, that lint can build up and form a clog in your dryer vent. That clog will restrict the flow of air out of your dryer. These are some of the problems that can result from a clogged dryer vent.

  • Longer dry times
  • Inefficient operation
  • Possible fire hazard

As the lint clog gets bigger and bigger, it can actually start to reach the heating element. Lint is extremely flammable and can eventually catch on fire and cause tremendous damage to your home. In fact, over 15,000 house fires every year are caused by clogged dryer vents.

Benefits of Minneapolis Dryer Vent Cleaning

When you call the Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning experts at Alpha Air, we’ll visit your home and use our specialized equipment to safely remove any lint clogs that could be forming in your dryer vent. This process can be done quickly and with little mess in your home.

Call the Minneapolis dryer vent cleaning professionals at Alpha Air to learn more about why dryer vent cleaning is so important.