According to The U.S. Fire Administration, “The leading cause of home dryer fires is failure to clean them.”
Who should you hire to clean a dryer vent?
Particularly, you should hire a company who specializes in cleaning dryer vents. Not to mention, you’ll want to hire a company who has the tools and resources to clean correctly. When hiring Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning, you can have peace in knowing the lint and other debris jammed in your dryer vent will be removed. In addition, we utilize special tools and equipment to force air inside your dryer vent and carefully clean out your venting system without leaving any mess behind. When you call Amber’s Air Duct Cleaning, we will check out your dryer and provide you with a plan to safely clean.
In conclusion, clogged dryer vent problems can be prevented. Perform a weekly check inside of the dryer and the dryer exhaust system vents. Continuously monitor the dryer vent airflow to help improve home safety. Call (517) 885-3000 for a FREE estimate, or to schedule your dryer vent cleaning.
Why is it important to have the dryer vent cleaned?
In particular, it’s important to have a dryer vent cleaned as it improves the safety of your home and the efficiency of your dryer. When the dryer vent becomes filled with lint, drying time will increase, causing the dryer to overheat. As a matter of fact, a typical 40 minute cycle can turn into an hour and 40 minute cycle. This could result in over usage of energy, damaging of clothes, and the possibility of a fire. In addition, dryers are one of the most expensive appliances in a home to operate. The longer they run, the more money they cost you.
When should a dryer vent be cleaned?
Depending on how often you use your dryer, you’ll want to have your dryer vent cleaned at least once a year. Households that do laundry each day should schedule dryer vent cleanings more frequently. If you do laundry everyday, scheduling a dryer vent cleaning once a year is sufficient. According to U.S. Fire Administration, “More home dryer fires occur in the fall and winter months, peaking in January.”
Did you know, only about 25 percent of the lint from your clothes is collected by the lint trap? That means the rest is collected in the dryer vent system, restricting airflow and causing your dryer to work harder. As a result, you may start paying more on monthly energy bills and be at risk of a fire.
Can I clean my dryer myself?
Indeed, you can clean the lint filter in the dryer, wipe down the inside of the drum, and the outside surfaces. However, the full vent extends to the back of your dryer and walls of your home, delivering the lint through the exhaust vent. Unfortunately, without the proper tools and compressed air, it’s virtually impossible to thoroughly clean yourself.