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Why You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

If you own a home in the Houston area, and you need your dryer vents cleaned, why not turn to your reliable chimney sweeps to help you out? The staff at Lords Chimney are CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians, fully trained and qualified to help you maintain a safer and better functioning appliance. You Should Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned - Houston TX - Lords Chimney

Dirty Vents Lead To Inefficiency

Many underestimate the negative impact of clogged and dirty dryer vents, but consider how many times you run your dryer throughout the week. Many homeowners run it multiple times and, if your family is big enough, you may even find yourself running the machine two or three times in one day! That’s a lot of energy being used, so it’s important to do everything you can to ensure it’s functioning as efficiently as possible. Clean vents play a huge factor in that!

The more debris you have built up inside of your vents, the harder your dryer has to work to get your laundry properly dry. If you find yourself forced to run cycle after cycle because your clothes continue to feel damp, don’t assume the problem lies with the appliance, itself. It’s very likely that a simple cleaning done by our professional crew will solve the problem!

Ensuring Your Home Stays Safer

Along with this, dirty vents can lead to some pretty serious and life-threatening issues in your home. One thing of concern is gas leaks and exposure to harmful toxins, such as carbon monoxide. As you may know, carbon monoxide can be deadly when not treated soon enough and, unfortunately, detecting its presence in your home is nearly impossible, due to its colorless and odorless nature.

Clean dryer vents, along with multiple carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home, greatly minimizing the risk of loved ones being harmed by this poisonous gas. We’ll ensure all pathways are cleared and ready to go, so any fumes produced by the dryer can safely escape outdoors. Rest easier by giving us a call right away!

Harmful fumes are a major issue but, unfortunately, they’re not all you have to worry about when it comes to lint buildup in your venting system. As you can imagine, lint is highly flammable, so it’s important to keep it a safe distance away from the extra heat your dryer produces. Yet, when it piles up and clogs your system, it blocks the pathway for these high temperatures to escape, causing the appliance to overheat and potentially triggering a fire in your dryer.

This occurs thousands of times per year all throughout the United States, causing hundreds of injuries, some deaths, and costing the homeowners thousands of dollars in damages. Don’t let yourself become a victim of this easily preventable disaster. Call us in right away, so we can get you back to where you need to be!

Does Your Chimney Need Extensive Repair Work?

When asked about the condition of their chimney, many homeowners look things over and quickly assume everything is fine. Unfortunately, most repair work is not very obvious. This means a quick glance by someone who’s not trained won’t offer much insight. Yet, there are steps you can take to ensure everything is running smoothly before the fall burning season kicks off.

Schedule An Inspection

Does Your Chimney Need Extensive Repair Work - Houston TX - Lords ChimneyFirst, you’ll need an chimney inspection. Our sweeps are CSIA certified and trained, so you can rest easy knowing your chimney is in good hands. Our professionals have the skills and experiences to fully examine and diagnose your chimney. At Lord’s Chimney, we use special video scanning equipment to thoroughly get a close up look of every inch of your chimney.

The CSIA recommends investing in an annually chimney inspection, and now is a great time. In addition, if repairs or sweepings are necessary, it gives our professionals plenty of time to get your fireplace back to working condition. Often times, the materials we use for repair and restoration need time to properly cure.

Now it’s the perfect time to schedule an inspection since fall is our busy season. We are fairly busy in the fall, and we would hate to see you without a fireplace this fall and winter. Call us now to get started on your chimney inspections and repairs.

Avoid Further Damages

Scheduling early is always a good idea for avoiding the rush! Any damage your chimney is experiencing now will only get worse the longer you put off repair work. This puts your home and family at serious risk, so let our professionals help you now! Water damage is one of the worst kind of damage to your chimney. As moisture seeps into your brickwork and mortar, materials break down rapidly, increasing the potential of your chimney for a settlement or collapse.

There are lots of ways to prevent water damage to your chimney. Let us check your flashing, chimney cap, and chimney crown to ensure your fireplace is safe for use. Then, we can apply waterproofing to your chimney for even more protection.

Another issue we come across is excessive creosote buildup. Creosote and other debris can easily break down your chimney. It’s known to cause clogs, which can trigger gas leaks, smoke backup, and carbon monoxide. In addition, more creosote in your fireplace means higher risk of a chimney fire.

Call The Professionals

When it comes to the well being of your family,  it’s not worth taking any chances. Call our team at 281-497-4000 today to restore the function and beauty of your chimney!