Many people think the only thing worse than doing laundry, is cleaning out the dryer filter. Yes, it’s a necessary evil. But did you know that you need to clean out more than the filter? The vent itself should be cleaned to avoid the following:
DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME:
A clogged dryer vent can result in dangerous results. Dryer lint is highly flammable and can pose a fire hazard if the vents aren’t cleaned regularly. A buildup of dryer lint is a fire hazard. Thoroughly cleaning your ventilation system on a yearly basis is the easiest way to protect your home and your loved ones.
HIGHER UTILITY BILLS:
Clothes take longer to dry when the dryer vent is clogged, laundry will take longer to completely dry. If hot air is having trouble escaping the vent, it can make your clothes, the dryer, or the entire laundry room too warm and heat up the home which is harder on the air conditioner on warm days. A dirty vent could cost you up to 30% in utility bills. Longer drying times also cut into the life of your dryer.
Strange smells are also common when the dryer vent hasn’t been cleaned out in a while. If you notice a strange smell around the laundry room, check the dryer vent first.
So, to avoid issues with a clogged vent, plan on cleaning your dryer vents at least once a year. If you are not a “do it yourselfer” or want the security of knowing it was done by professions, consider calling us! We can keep your dryer running at its optimal level and give you peace of mind knowing that your vents are clean – and safe!