When is the last time you had your dryer vent cleaned? If it’s been awhile, there’s a good chance that your dryer is working a lot harder than it needs to in order to dry your clothes. There’s also a good chance you are paying more than you should in energy costs since your dryer has to run longer to finish its job. Fortunately, you can easily prevent these issues and more simply be having your dryer vent cleaned periodically.
It will make your clothing last longer.
When your dryer vent is partially blocked, your dryer has to run longer to dry your clothing completely. This causes excess heat to build up inside of your dryer, which can ultimately have a negative impact on your clothes. Some clothes may shrink or get damaged if they are subjected to too much heat. By simply clearing your dryer vent with the help of a professional, you can keep your clothing intact for longer.
It will extend the life of your dryer.
In addition to damaging your clothing while operating with a dirty vent, your dryer can also cause damage to itself. It might not be designed to last forever, but it will last a lot longer if you invest in regular dryer vent cleanings. When your dryer vent is clear your dryer won’t have to work as hard, thereby increasing the lifespan of its components.
It will reduce the risk of fire.
When lint and other contaminants build up in a dryer vent and combine with the heat generated by the dryer, it can increase your risk of house fires. A clogged dryer vent is a serious fire hazard. It can also allow dangerous carbon monoxide gas to build up in your home. All of this can be avoided rather easily with routine dryer vent inspections and cleanings.
Is it time to have your dryer vent cleaned? Call Superior Air Duct Cleaning at our toll-free number today to schedule an appointment.