Did you know that lint buildup in your dryer vent can cause a house fire? In fact, some cities and municipalities now require dryer vent cleaning in order to make sure that homes are free from this fire hazard. While it may seem like a dryer vent fire is unlikely to happen to you, you can be absolutely sure you’ve eliminated your risk when you have your dryer vents professionally cleaned.
Your risk of suffering serious damage, injury, or death from a fire is even higher if your laundry room is upstairs or on the ground level. Since people eat, sleep, and live on these levels, as opposed to in most basements, their risks of being caught up in a fire are much higher. Take extra care to have your dryer vents cleaned if your laundry room is in one of these locations.
The Benefits of Having Your Dryer Vents Cleaned
If you’ve ever cleaned your own dryer vents or seen them after they’ve been cleaned, you’ve probably been amazed at how much lint got removed. Most people have no idea just how much that can build up. Once you see it, though, there’s no going back. You may decide to have them cleaned regularly, just to avoid buildup like that again. If you haven’t seen it, though, you may not be sure it’s right for you. Here are some benefits to cleaning your dryer vents.
- As mentioned above, safety is huge. Avoid house fires and the hassle and damage they can cause (not to mention injury and even death) by getting your vents cleaned regularly.
- Reduced energy bills. You can also lower your power bill drastically. When your dryer vents are full of dust and debris, your dryer has to work extra hard to push air out through them. This results in higher-than-normal energy costs, which can be lowered simply by cleaning the vent.
- Dryer works better. Your dryer isn’t made to work extra hard just to get hot air out the vents. Cleaning the vents, then, can reduce wear and tear on your dryer. This means that your dryer will be less likely to overheat and is more likely to last a long, long time.
- Clothes dry faster. When your dryer can efficiently remove air through the vents, it gets rid of the dampness in your clothes faster. This means that your dryer doesn’t have to run as long. Cleaning your dryer vents also means that your clothes will be less likely to end up with lint all over them.
When you’re ready for your next dryer vent cleaning, give us a call. We’ll send out an expert cleaner at a time that’s convenient for you. In no time, you’ll have clean dryer vents and the peace of mind that comes with them.