Benefits Of Cleaning Dryer Vents
Once you get your laundry out of the washing machine, you put the clothes into your dryer. Later on, you'll clean the lint trap, which you probably do after each load. However, you may not be paying much attention to your dryer vent, and that could lead to a variety of problems. If you're wondering why the dryer vent is so important and how regular dryer vent maintenance can keep your home safe and your dryer working for many more years, here's all you need to know.
Is it Important to Clean Dryer Vents?
Yes, it's very important to clean your dryer vents. The dryer vent, which is connected to your dryer by a long tube that runs from the dryer to the vent located just outside your home, serves an important function. When your dryer is full of clothes and other items, the dryer vent is responsible for removing moisture and hot air during the drying process. Should the vent and tube become clogged, numerous problems can occur.
Keeping Your Home Safe
If you're asking yourself what happens if you don't clean your dryer vent, we at Pro-Duct Cleaners can tell you that you may be setting the stage for a house fire. Since dryers get extremely hot when drying clothes and the lint that accumulates in the lint trap is very flammable, this is a dangerous combination. In fact, the U.S. Fire Administration reports that over 15,000 homes in the U.S. catch fire each year because of clothes dryers. In these instances, over 80% of the fires were caused by clogged dryer vents.
Air Quality Issues
Inside your home, you and your family need to breathe fresh, clean air. When you have a clogged vent, this may not be possible. Along with releasing moisture and hot air outside, your dryer vent also releases gases and carbon monoxide as well. When the vent is clogged, the gases and carbon monoxide can back up and accumulate inside your home, creating potential air quality issues.
A More Efficient Dryer
If there is one thing that can be frustrating, it is finding out your clothes are not completely dry despite going through a full drying cycle. When this happens, it often means your dryer vent is clogged. Not only will this mean you'll have to spend more time drying your clothes, but it also means you'll have to keep your dryer running longer than expected, which always leads to higher energy bills month after month. Instead of throwing money away month after month, call on us here at Pro-Duct Cleaners to clean your dryer vent at an affordable price.
Your Dryer Will Last Longer
Time after time, we've heard people ask if cleaning dryer vents is really necessary. By now, you've figured out we tend to believe it is extremely important for many reasons. One of the most important reasons is that a clean dryer vent will extend the life of your dryer, meaning it will need fewer repairs along the way. Like any appliance, a dryer that has to work harder due to a clogged dryer vent will have motors and other parts that will begin to malfunction and ultimately break down. Before you know it, you've either got a large repair bill or find yourself needing to buy a new dryer. By letting us perform the simple task of cleaning your dryer vent, we can save you substantial amounts of time and money.
While a dryer vent that is clog-free is able to easily release moisture and hot air outside, a clogged vent means wet spots can take hold inside the tube. Most often, this happens when lint builds up inside the tube and vent and gets trapped. As it sets there, mold begins to build up inside the tube. Along with making it more difficult to get your clothes dried, the mold spores can get trapped in the tube and begin to back up into your home. When this happens, you or others who have problems with allergies, asthma, or other related health issues may begin to experience problems. In fact, even your pets can be affected by mold spores inside your home.
How Often are Dryer Vents Cleaned?
Here at Pro-Duct Cleaners, we recommend that our customers have their dryer vents cleaned once per year, and more often if problems arise. If your dryer is made to continue running while its dryer vent is clogged, you will most likely be needing repairs made to your dryer, some of which could be very expensive.
Can I Clean Dryer Vents Myself?
Yes, you can clean your dryer vent yourself. However, if you don't have the time to do so or just want to be sure the dryer vent is cleaned properly, you can always call on us here at Pro-Duct Cleaners. While we are cleaning your dryer vent, we can also check on any other issues you may be having with your dryer, ensuring that when we leave your dryer and its vent will be working at peak efficiency.
Give Us a Call
Rather than always having your HVAC system working overtime, sniffling and sneezing from dust and mold, and wondering why one area of your home or business is not as comfortable as it should be, give us a call here at Pro-Duct Cleaners to get your air ducts inspected and cleaned. Once you call us at 832-944-9738, we'll come by to look things over, explain what needs to be done, and give you a free estimate.