You rely on your dryer to dry your clothes. Whether you dry clothes once a week or every few days, you assume your dryer will work. However, if you fail to maintain your dryer vent, your dryer could fail. Even worse, your dryer could cause a home fire.
Your dryer vent is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of your dryer, but it does so much. Your dryer removes the moisture and lint from your clothes via your dryer vent. So, it’s critical that you maintain your dryer vent prior to the vent clogging.
Prevent Home Fires by Cleaning Your Dryer Vent
Improperly working dryer vents are one of the leading causes of clothes fires in homes. Lint that’s not removed from your dryer venting system can clog your system. If this happens and your dryer overheats, your chances of experiencing a fire increases. Fortunately, you can prevent this problem altogether. By getting your dryer vent cleaned, you reduce your chances of experiencing a clothing fire due to lint.
Eliminate the Potential for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
You can compound your chances of experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning by failing to maintain your dryer vent. The colorless, odorless gas comes from fuel-burning appliances. Your dryer can be a source of carbon monoxide poisoning as well. When a lot of lint accumulates in your dryer venting system, and your system overheats, the fumes from your dryer can contain carbon monoxide. These fumes can emit carbon monoxide each time you dry your clothes without being detected. The best way to prevent this from happening is by cleaning your dryer vent. Additionally, if it’s been awhile since you cleaned your vent, you should also get your home checked for carbon monoxide.
Reduce the Cost of Your Energy Bill
A clogged dryer venting system forces your dryer to work harder to dry your clothes. When your venting system is clogged, your dryer doesn’t have the airflow it needs to dry your clothes adequately. As a result, clogged dryers take longer to dry your clothes, which increases your utility bill. Additionally, the longer your clothes are in the dryer, the more wear and tear your clothes experience. The longer your clothes take to dry the less wear you’ll get from them overall. You’ll be forced to purchase new clothes earlier than you expected.
At Dust Doctors, we are your go-to source when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your dryer vents. With our help, you can reduce the instance of clothing fires and improve your dryer’s overall efficiency. If you’ve noticed your dryer isn’t drying as fast as it should, or you’ve never had your dryer cleaned, then give us a call. We are happy to examine your dryer and clean it if necessary.
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