Dryer Vents and Exhaust Fans

In law enforcement, there are many unsung heroes. They’re the officers and support personnel who show up every day and give 110 percent to keep their communities safe and functioning smoothly. They rarely get the attention, thanks or recognition they deserve. But that doesn’t stop them from getting the job done—day in and day out.

In many ways, dryer vents and exhaust fans are two of the unsung heroes of well-run households. Time after time, they are called upon to perform the important behind-the-scenes work that keeps appliances (and households) humming along. We don’t think too much about them—until something goes terribly wrong.

Dryer Vents

You probably think that cleaning out the lint trap in your dryer is all the upkeep it requires. But lint and other gunk can get past the lint trap and clog the dryer vent. Dryer vents are also vulnerable when inferior materials are used or the installation is shoddy. This can lead to an arsenal of problems, including fires, carbon monoxide buildup, inefficient operation, higher energy bills, more wear and tear on clothing and mold growth.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are roughly 15,970 home structure fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. On average, these fires kill 13 people, injure 444 and cause $238 million in property damage. The majority—92 percent—involves clothes dryers, and the materials that go up in flames first are usually dust, fiber and lint.

You don’t need to give your dryer the third degree to determine if there’s a clog or an obstruction. The prime suspect usually is more than wiling to “talk.” If you notice any of these things, it probably means your dryer is no longer on the straight and narrow:

  • There’s excess lint buildup behind the dryer.
  • It’s taking longer to dry your clothes and other items.
  • Your clothes are covered with lint.
  • The lint trap is empty following a drying cycle.
  • Lint is collecting around the door seal.

We’ll Call Out the Cavalry

At Texas Air Authorities, we’ll do everything within our power to keep you from becoming a statistic. We will saddle up and ride on over to take care of all of your dryer vent needs, including cleaning, repair, replacement and installation. Our technicians are sharpshooters when it comes to dryer vents. We have the skills and experience to evaluate the evidence and solve the case. When we ride off into the sunset after tackling your dryer vent problem, you can rest assured it will be operating safely, efficiently and affordably.

Most manufacturers recommend that dryer vents be cleaned at least once a year and, depending on usage, as frequently as once a month. At Texas Air Authorities, we’ll investigate thoroughly and use the most powerful ammunition to revive your dryer’s efficiency and reliability. Our large arsenal of cleaning services include:

  • Visual inspection
  • Lint screen cleaning
  • Booster fan cleaning
  • Line cleanings
  • Clog and debris removal

When you allow our crackerjack team to clean your dryer vents, you’ll experience an arsenal of benefits, including increased fire safety, decreased risk of excessive carbon monoxide, lower energy costs, greater efficiency, longer dryer lifespan, elimination of mold and less wear-and-tear on clothes and other laundered items.

To learn more about our dryer vent services or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle at 817-402-3576 or contact us on the web.

Exhaust fans

From bathroom to kitchen and throughout your home, exhaust fans help keep rooms cool, comfy, safe, moisture-free and odor-free. Without a properly working exhaust fan in your bathroom, it becomes a steamy, sticky mess. It’s also the perfect breeding ground for mildew, mold, rust and other bad guys that can cause health and cleanliness problems. Plus, what would you do without that vent hood performing guard duty in the kitchen, chasing out excess steam, grease, heat, smoke and those overpowering cooking smells? Kitchen exhaust fans improve your air quality and protect your cabinets from the damage that can occur when heat, smoke or moisture builds up over time.

From a rattling fan blade that’s disturbing the peace to a faulty motor that can no longer safeguard your comfort, Texas Air Authorities has the skills and experience to investigate the “crime” scene and identify the culprit responsible for the chaos. We will never try to strong-arm you into a costlier replacement when a more affordable repair is your best defense. However, we are also expert marksmen for all of your replacement and installation needs.

To learn more about our exhaust fan services or to schedule an appointment, give us a jingle at 817-402-3576 or contact us on the web.