DRYER VENT CLEANING
Leaving a build up of lint, dirt, debris in your dryer vents can be extremely dangerous and has been known to start house fires.
We often take our household appliances for granted and are left hanging when they malfunction. It seems almost inevitable in life that on the day you need your clothes the most, your dryer stops working and they’re all too wet to wear. Needing to get your appliances replaced or repaired is never convenient. One thing that can help you avoid having to make repairs is cleaning.
As with any appliance, ensuring its parts are clean and running smoothly will help extend the life of your dryer and making much less likely you’ll be stuck with a pile of wet clothes. When the vents are clogged, the machine must work harder and so it wears out quicker than usual. The extra wear and tear mean the dryer won’t last as long and it might break down and need repairs more often. However, more importantly, cleaning the vents is also safer. Leaving a build up of lint, dirt, debris in your dryer vents can be extremely dangerous and has been known to start house fires as all that lint is highly flammable.
This is why you clean the lint trap, right? Well, plenty of lint and debris is going to get past the trap into your dryer’s system. So yes, not keeping them clean can even endanger you and your family. On a side note, another consequence of the machine working overtime to dry is that it can affect your electric bill. Just another reason to stay on top of it!
How Often Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent?
Professionals recommend that you have your machines inspected and cleaned at least once a year. The U.S. Fire Administration even recommends every three months. Depending on how often you use the machine, it could be any more or less than those numbers. Maybe you can mark your calendar for that yearly visit, but you should also keep an eye out for some of the signs that your machine needs help. Some signs to watch for are:
Get An Inspection
If you’re experiencing these issues, you should have the machine inspected and probably thoroughly cleaned. With our friend google, many things these days can be DIY, but as with most things, we recommend weighing the benefits of using professional services against a DIY project. Vent cleaning experts will save you lots of time and will know to avoid causing any damage to the machine, so you will likely save some money there as well. We also know how to do it safely and have all the equipment necessary to ensure the whole thing is done correctly.
Every couple of years it’s best to call the experts to come clean out your dryer vent. Doing so leaves you with an efficient dryer, a functioning laundry cycle, safety, and peace of mind. If you’re interested in having your dryer vents cleaned give us a call to set up an appointment at 832-458-0642.