Dryer Vent Cleaning
An often overlooked part of home maintenance is keeping your dryer vents cleaned. We offer Dryer Vent Cleaning service to help improve the air quality in your home. This can also greatly extend the life of your dryer. But it doesn’t stop there, dryer vent build up can lead to a variety of hazards as well. Read on to learn more.
Why do I need to clean my dryer vent?
Lint and debris can collect in a dryer vent creating potentially hazardous conditions such as carbon monoxide in the home and the risk of structural fires.
Proper cleaning can reduce the threat of these hazards, extend the life of the dryer and make your dryer more efficient.
When the laundry room isn’t close to an outside wall, the vents run greater distances with more bends, causing your dryer work harder and allowing lint to collect in more places.
If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes, its lifetime is cut in half. When the dryer must be run longer or at higher temperatures, the lifespan of the clothing and fabrics decrease correspondingly. Dryer vents are also favored places for critters (birds, rodents and reptiles) to hide.
Dryer vent inspections are necessary due the typical construction of modern homes.
The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommend dryer vent inspections annually to secure safer and cheaper operation of your system.
How often it actually needs cleaning will depend on factors such as how often it is used, if there are pets, how long the vent is run and how many bends are in the vents.
Proper maintenance will add to home safety and efficiency all while saving money by extending the life of the dryer and your clothing, and reducing your energy costs.
Contact 217, Inc. today for your dryer vent cleaning.