It is recommended that you have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year. However, most people do not understand the benefits of having this done. As such, they may not have it done as frequently as they should. Learning the benefits will help you to understand why this is so important, and hopefully ensure you have yours cleaned annually. Here are the three main reasons why it is important to clean your dryer vents.

Reduces Your Risk of a Dryer Fire

The top reason to have your dryer vents cleaned yearly is to prevent dryer fires. When your dryer vents are not cleaned, lint can build up in the exhaust areas. This can build up and eventually the heat and pressure in the area can cause a fire to break out. When you have the vent cleaned yearly, it helps to ensure that there is not enough lint for this to occur, keeping your home and family safe.

Dries Your Clothes Faster

Another benefit to cleaning your dryer vents is that it helps your clothes dry faster. The lint creates blockages that slow the flow of air. In turn, this can make it take longer to dry your clothing. When you remove the lint, you allow air to properly flow, helping to get your clothes dry faster, while also using less gas or energy to dry those clothes. Because of this, you may also see a slight reduction in your energy or gas bill if it has been some time since you last cleaned your dryer vents.

Helps Extend the Lifespan of Your Dryer

The last benefit to cleaning your dryer vents annually is that it can help to extend the lifespan of your dryer. Dryers are not designed to have lint built up in them. It blocks the flow of air in the dryer. This causes them to work harder and longer to dry your clothes and pull air in. Ultimately, this can cause parts to break down or wear down faster than they should. If you fail to clean your dryer vents, you may need more repairs to your dryer than someone who properly maintains theirs, or you may need to replace your dryer sooner.

If it has been over a year since your dryer vents have been cleaned, now is the time to have them done. Dust Doctors, serving Twin Cities, Minnesota, would love to help you with all of your duct and dryer vent cleaning needs. Give us a call today to set up a service appointment and begin reaping the benefits of having clean dryer vents.

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