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The Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is something people do not think about much – unless your dryer vent gets clogged, and it becomes a problem. The good thing is that you can easily avoid any problems from arising by getting your dryer vent cleaned once a year as part of regular maintenance.

Lint builds up in the dryer from running regular cycles of clothings, towels and linens. The dryer lint trap acts as a barrier and manages to “catch” some of the lint, but not all of it. Over time, the lint will get through and into the dryer vent. Unlike the lint trap, the dryer vent is hard to clean on your own without potentially damaging your appliance. Guarantee Air Duct cleaning offers affordable dryer vent cleaning, and we’ll actually do it pro bono with a full service air duct cleaning.

Why should I invest in professional dryer vent cleaning?

As we mentioned, regular dryer vent cleaning will deliver a lot of benefits. The most important advantages include:

Improved Performance

When the lint builds up in the dryer vent, it reduces the efficiency of the machine. A clogged dryer vent will require more time to dry the clothes –  once you get the vent cleaned, you will notice that clothes dry quicker.

Reduced Energy Consumption

A cleaned vent improves the performance of the dryer, as the cleared vent allows the air to move freely without restrictions. This will reduce the energy consumption and therefore costs as well.

Cost-effective

Dryer vent cleaning is a cost-effective decision in the long-term. Cleaned vents save you time on drying and require less energy. Additionally, if you clean the vent regularly, the dryer will need less maintenance and have a longer lifetime.

Reduced Risks

Accumulated lint in the vent increases the chance of a fire. Lint is quite flammable and can cause a fire if the system becomes overheated. As a result of cleaning, a vent is free from lint, dust, and debris, therefore reducing the risk of a fire.apartment dryer vent cleaning

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, over “2,900 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year and cause an estimated 5 deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property loss. Failure to clean the dryer (34 percent) is the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires and more home clothes dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.”

Additionally, by cleaning your vents you will increase the life of your clothing. Clean vents also have proved to be effective in reducing allergens.

How often should I get my dryer vents cleaned?

It is highly recommended to clean dryer vents at least once a year, but this time interval can be different based on how often you use the dryer. The more often you use the dryer, the more lint gets clogged in the vent. Additionally, if you have pets or suffer from hair loss, then you should consider getting vents cleaned twice a year. Hair and fur build-up can cause the vents to get clogged quite easily.

How to know if the dryer needs a vent cleaning?

Here are some signs that your dryer vent needs cleaning:

  • The dryer and your clothes get very hot
  • It takes more time to dry your clothes
  • There is a burning smell while the dryer is running
  • There is debris and excessive dust around the dryer hose

Pay attention, and if you notice any of these signs, schedule a service with Guarantee for a dryer vent cleaning.