The Importance of Having Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
You probably clean your dryer’s lint trap every time you toss in a load of clothes. But while that’s a great way to keep dryer problems at a minimum, it’s not enough.
Do Dryer Vents Need Cleaning?
If you’re not having your dryer vent cleaned regularly, you could be setting yourself and your poor unsuspecting dryer up for some serious trouble. Here are five good reasons why it is vital to have dryer vents cleaned.
Why Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent?
1. Avoid Dryer Vent Fires
Did you know lint is extremely flammable? That’s a pretty good reason to keep your dryer vent clean, which is why it made the top of our list. Dryer lint alone is responsible for thousands of home electrical fires every year. That’s why it’s important to clean the lint trap every time, without fail.
But what about the lint you can’t see? It’s in your vent, just waiting and piling up little by little until it’s a fire hazard waiting to happen. Don’t let it happen. Get that vent cleaned at least once a year.
2. Keep Out Unwanted Guests
Many homeowners have discovered too late that the dryer vent they neglected for years has become prized property to a family of hornets. In some cases, your new guests might be rodents, wasps, or other not-so-friendly forms of wildlife. Avoid this by having your vents cleaned and making sure your vent cover is secure.
3. Keep Your Warranty
Your dryer’s manufacturer might require professional cleaning as a condition of their product warranty. Even if they don’t, they probably have recommended cleaning instructions. Professional cleaning ensures that you’re maintaining your dryer according to their recommendations.
4. Get Better Performance
A dryer pushes hot moist air out through the vent, which enables clothes to dry. When the hot moist air cannot be released easily and struggles to work with a dirty, clogged vent, the clothes will take much longer to dry, resulting in more heat and longer drying time needed. Not only is this hard on your clothes, but it also makes the dryer work harder.
We all know how frustrating it can be when our clothes dryer takes forever to work while you’re waiting for your laundry to get done.
5. Save Energy and Money
When the vent becomes clogged, the hot moist air will not be released through the vent properly. This results in the moisture being trapped; therefore, more heat and energy will be needed for the air to evaporate.
Running your dryer with a dirty, clogged vent uses up to 30 percent more energy than running one with a clean vent. That’s a big hit to the environment and a big hit to your energy bill. Besides, doing so will shorten the lifespan of your dryer.
Stay safe, save your cash, and your worries by having your dryer vents cleaned professionally by All A’s Plumbing & Heating. Get in touch with us today.
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