Many homeowners regularly clean out their dryer vent each time they dry a load of laundry. This dryer vent however, is just one component that needs to be cleaned. There is also a second, larger dryer vent that runs from the dryer to the outside of your home, and just like the other smaller vent, this vent can become clogged with lint and other debris.
Cleaning the larger vent that runs outside of your home requires more work than cleaning the smaller vent. That’s why it’s a good idea to schedule a professional dryer vent cleaning every so often. Not only will a professional dry vent cleaning take the task off your hands, but the cleaning touts numerous benefits too, which you can learn about below.
Decreased Risk of a Fire
Lint and other types of debris that can accumulate inside your dryer can be exposed to high levels of heat for a prolonged period of time when the dryer is on. This debris can easily catch on fire, causing mass damage to your home. A professional dryer vent cleaning will remove any debris, which will greatly reduce the risk of a fire starting in your home.
Improved Function of the Dryer
Debris can build up within the dryer vent and block the airflow. When airflow is impeded, the dryer will have to work harder to function. This may mean that you need to run your clothes through multiple dryer cycles just to get them dry. As a result, the system may overheat resulting in general wear and tear or a fire in extreme cases. A professional dryer vent cleaning will improve the overall function of your dryer.
Increased Longevity of the Dryer
A clogged vent will impact the overall efficiency of your dryer and can make it work harder than necessary to get the job done. This can seriously decrease the longevity of the system. When the air passage through the vent is clear, the system can function as intended, which will not only will this decrease the risk of a fire and improve the overall function, but it can help you to enjoy the maximum longevity possible from your system.
Schedule Your Dryer Vent Cleaning Today
Weather Engineers offers a full range of services for homeowners, including professional dryer vent cleaning, as well as HVAC services. If your dryer vent has not been professionally cleaned recently, now is the right time to schedule service. Give us a call today to learn more, or schedule an appointment online.
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