There are many reasons to clean your dryer vents with home safety being the most important. Dryer fires are a leading cause of household fires and are on the increase. The main cause of these fires is the build-up of lint in the dryer vent line which causes the ignition. Just cleaning out the dryer lint screen; though helful, is not enough. We reccommend cleaning out your dryer vent annually for safety and peace of mind. Many condominium and townhome communities now require annual service. However, fires are not the only damage a dryer vent can cause to your home; water damage and appliance failure are two of the other common issues we see regularly. Please read the rest of the article here.
Most homeowners see up to a $30 reduction on their energy bill after having their dryer vents properly cleaned. When your dryer vent is cleaned, you’ll enjoy faster and more efficient drying times. For more benefits of having dryer vent cleaning click here.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
Save the cost of having an unexpected repair call by ensuring the maintenance of the dryer vent. We recommend having your dryer vent professionally cleaned yearly. Clothes dryers will often overheat because the dryer vent line is restricted or clogged. This causes them to break down and results in costly repair bills. A clean vent increases the airflow and allows the dryer to work more efficiently. Though cleaning out the lint screen is always a good thing, it is not going to keep your vent lines clean all the way down the line.
Symptoms of a Clogged Dryer Vent
- Clothes taking more than one cycle to dry
- The top of the dryer is hot to the touch
- Your clothes are still damp and smell moldy
- Water is visible around or behind the dryer
- A foul odor when opening the dryer door – A birds nest can be in the vent line