How to cut costs with dryer vent cleaning
Ask yourself this: when was the last time your dryer vent was professionally cleaned? Odds are you can't remember, or the answer may even be "never." Now is an opportune moment to schedule one; here's why.
A dryer vent (also called a duct) is essential to the efficient and proper operation of any clothes dryer. Your clothes dryer passes wet clothes through heated air in a rotating drum, which then evaporates moisture-laden air that has collected in it into its exhaust vent and dispersed outside your building through its vent duct, thus protecting against mold growth or mildew damage occurring inside.
Over time and repeated use, your dryer vent can become clogged with dust collected from clothes and laundry loads. As it becomes less effective in expelling this moisture-laden air, that can become disastrously lousy news - not least of all because it increases moisture accumulation inside.
Cleaning Your Dryer Vent Can Lower Your Fire Risk
Lint build-up in a dryer vent seriously threatens your and your family's safety, according to the National Fire Protection Association. According to U.S. Fire Administration reports, clothes dryers contribute significantly to yearly house fires, with failure to clean your dryer regularly being the leading cause. One approach to improve the safety of your house is to maintain and clean your dryer vent.
Cost of Clogged Dryer Vents
Linty dryer vents can cost money. As they accumulate with dust and lint, they become magnets for humid air that weaken hoses over time, potentially necessitating expensive repairs or replacement.
Longer drying cycles result in higher energy use and utility bills. Hence, cleaning dryer vents regularly is one way to lower those bills while prolonging their working life - saving significant replacement costs - plus, you will spend less time re-drying loads when there are other things you could be doing (and running out of clean socks!).
Clean Dryer Vents Mean Cleaner Indoor Air Clogged dryer vents create an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and mold growth, leading to poor indoor air quality that may worsen allergies, asthma, and other respiratory conditions. Failing to properly maintain and clean them could mean heat, dust, bacteria, and other contaminants are being distributed through your living space - contributing to poor indoor air quality that worsens allergies, asthma, and respiratory conditions.
When Is It Time for Me to Have My Dryer Vents Cleaned?
Are You Wondering If It Is Time for Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning?
Here Are A Few Suggestions As To What It Might Be:
Extended cycles: could indicate that your dryer cannot efficiently vent out moisture due to clogs in its vent, necessitating longer drying times to dry your clothes properly.
Hotter Than Normal: If your dryer, hose, and clothes seem warmer than usual, blocked vents could force them to work harder to dry clothes quickly.
Vent hood won't open: If your vent hood doesn't open properly, chances are its vent and hose have become blocked with debris; professional assistance may be required in this instance.
Burning smell: Lint can be highly flammable; therefore, if you smell burning in your laundry area, shut off the dryer immediately and seek professional dryer vent cleaning services immediately.
Debris Around the Hose: If you notice debris or lint around where your hose connects to the vent, this could be a telltale sign that your duct needs a thorough cleaning.
Select Expert Dryer Vent Cleaning Services
Most experts advise having professional dryer vent cleaning done at least annually, more frequently if you have multiple children or animals and do lots of laundry.
It can be complex and time-consuming if you need to learn how to clean a dryer vent appropriately or need the required tools. Our expert HEPA-AireTM vacuum and Air-SweepTM compressor system at Carolina Duct And Crawl enable us to wholly and swiftly vacate lint and waste from your dryer vent. We'll ensure that it dries your attire and maintains the safety of your home surroundings. Arrange a dryer vent cleaning assistance with a pro by calling now.