It is recommended that your dryer vent be cleaned at least once per year. Those who use their dryers more frequently may want to have theirs cleaned even two or three times per year.
Cleaning a dryer vent helps to remove lint and debris that can get trapped in the vent. A clogged vent can decrease the efficiency of your dryer and potentially lead to a fire. While some stores sell kits for those who want to clean their dryer vents themselves, there are many safety benefits to hiring a professional to clean your dryer vent instead. Here are a few of those benefits:
● Helps to Ensure the Entire Dryer Vent is Completely Clean
Dryer vents are not all the same length. Some homes have very short dryer vents--even as short as five feet. However, some homes have long dryer vents that can reach up to 40 feet in length.
While cleaning a short dryer vent may seem like an easy task on your own, it is extremely difficult to clean a longer dryer vent on your own. You simply cannot reach that far into the vent without the proper tools. And as a matter of fact, most homeowners don’t truly know the length of their dryer vents until they’re already mid-clean. Therefore, it’s always best to leave cleaning to the professionals.
● We Have the Tools to Properly Clean the Dryer Vent
Another reason why it is beneficial to have a professional clean your dryer vent is because a our dryer vent cleaning team has the tools and equipment to properly clean the dryer vent.
The majority of the kits you can buy to clean a dryer vent yourself feature brushes. These brushes can bristles that can damage or break brittle or old tubing. Sometimes the brushes also get stuck. Our experts will put a hose that blows air into the tubing to push lint and debris out without damaging any part of the vent.
● Proper Cleaning Extends the Lifespan of Your Dryer and Dryer Vent
The last reason you should have a professional clean your dryer vent instead of doing it yourself is because proper cleaning helps to extend both the lifespan of your dryer and your dryer vent. While it may cost money to hire a professional to clean these elements for you, in the long run, it helps to extend the life of your dryer and vent, which can help you to save money with future replacements.
Has it been a year or longer since your dryer vent was last cleaned? If so, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment to have yours cleaned. Dust Doctors can help you with all of your vent cleaning needs, including cleaning dryer vents and HVAC vents in the greater Twin Cities, Minnesota area. Contact us now at (651) 319-9777 to schedule your appointment!
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