DRYER DUCT CLEANING
LAUNDRY OR RESIDENTIAL
OUR TIME SLOTS
MONDAY TO SATURDAY
BY APPOINTMENT FOR LAUNDRY
ACCORDING TO OUR TIME SLOTS FOR RESIDENTIAL
For laundries, we understand that you don’t want to clean dryer ducts in full traffic. At Ultra air, customer service is important to us and that is why we will take the time to determine with you the optimal time slot resulting in the least inconvenience possible for you and your customers.
For residential, the cleaning of the dryer duct is done at the same time as the cleaning of the ventilation air ducts according to our time slots from Monday to Saturday.
Our rates are competitive and compare favorably to the competition. For the commercial field, it is rather common that we have to travel in order to properly assess the work. The estimate is always free.
DRYER QUOTE REQUEST
We offer commercial or residential dryer cleaning services for the greater metropolitan area of Montreal and Quebec. We serve the island of Montreal, Laval, the northern crown and the southern crown, Quebec and Lévis. Wondering if we cover your area?
Do not hesitate to contact us for verification.
DRYER DUCT CLEANING
USEFUL OR NOT?
Many wonder if they should clean the dryer duct. In Quebec, clothes dryers were the cause of 592 fires between 2011 and 2015 causing $3.9 million in damage. In the United States, 15,520 fires for the year 2010 would be attributable to clothes dryers. In 32% of cases, or 4,966 fires, the cause is related to lint buildup and poor dryer duct maintenance.* Although statistics show that the risk of a dryer duct fire is relatively low, they clearly indicate that the risk is real and that it is possible to fall victim to a similar situation. Considering the modest cost of such maintenance, is the risk worth it?
When a home or condominium unit owner calls us for their dryer duct cleaning, it’s usually because a problem with lint buildup in the duct has occurred. Don’t wait for this to happen to you. Often one of the first symptoms to appear is difficulty drying clothes after washing. Indeed, since the duct has difficulty evacuating the humid air from the dryer, it takes longer to dry the laundry. By the same token, the lifespan of the dryer is reduced and the probability that problems with the operation of the appliance will occur remains higher.
FREQUENCY OF DRYER DUCT CLEANING
You should not wait until the duct is completely clogged before cleaning your dryer duct. The duct should be cleaned preventively to avoid problems. How often? The answer depends on your installation and also on the use of your dryer. In some cases, it will be necessary to have the dryer duct cleaned preventively every five years, while for others, it is not necessary. If your conduit is very short, for example one meter, you can clean it yourself using a vacuum cleaner. If it is longer, you will need to hire a contractor with the equipment required to perform such cleaning. At Ultra Air, we offer this service.
If you own a large building or a multi-unit apartment, you should schedule a dryer duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years. If you own a large building or a multi-unit apartment, you should schedule a dryer duct cleaning every 3 to 5 years.
The internationally recognized standard of excellence in the field of ventilation duct cleaning is called ASCS (Air Systems Cleaning Specialist) and is issued by the NADCA (National Air Duct Cleaners Association), an American non-profit association. Over 1200 members from 20 countries are ASCS certified. At Ultra Air Inc., we have had our certification for nearly 10 years. The process for obtaining and maintaining certification is rigorous:
- Be a member of the association and have paid its membership fees
- Pass the certification exam covering the following areas of knowledge:
- Duct cleaning methods
- Pollutants and contaminants present in air ducts
- Association code of ethics
- Have a valid liability insurance policy
- Obtain 6 continuing education credits annually
- Pay annual renewal fees