The Importance of Dryer Vent CleaningIn Winter on January 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Written by admin
When people run their laundry, they usually remember to clean out the lint traps of their dryers before drying a load but the collection of lint does not stop at the trap. In fact, the lint trap only catches about 25 percent of lint from your laundry and the rest ends up passing into the dryer vent. The dryer vent releases the exhaust of the dryer through an aluminum hose that carries the exhaust outside through the roof or an outer wall. As more lint builds up in the dryer vent, it obstructs the vent line which decreases the efficiency of the dryer and increases the risk of a fire. Green T Air Duct Cleaning offers dryer vent cleaning services to keep the exhaust line free of debris.
One of the biggest reasons to make sure that your dryer vent is clean is because dirty dryer vents are the leading cause of house fires. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, fires happen when debris blocks the airflow of the dryer vent and causes a buildup of hot air that then ignites the debris. By having your dryer vent regularly cleaned, you can help greatly reduce this fire risk. Another way to decrease this risk is to make sure that the vent hose is properly installed. The hose is usually made of flexible aluminum and it is more efficient when the distance of the hose is short. Make sure the hose is hooked up properly to the dryer and that it is not smashed anywhere between the dryer and the wall.
The other main reason to make sure your dryer vent is clear is because clogged vents make the dryer much less efficient. As debris builds up in the vent, it forces the dryer to work harder which increases energy bills, and the blockage decreases the efficiency of the dryer so it may take multiple cycles to dry the load of laundry. If your clothes are still wet after a cycle in the dryer that could be a sign that the dryer vents need to be cleaned. Keeping your dryer vent clean will maximize the efficiency of the dryer so that it is more effective and help lower energy costs associated with the dryer.
If you have noticed that it takes your dryer more cycles to adequately dry your laundry, then the dryer vent may need to be professionally cleaned. Green T provides dryer vent cleaning services using similar methods to our air duct cleaning process to completely remove all debris from the vent. This service will increase the efficiency of the dryer by removing any obstruction and eliminate the fire risk by alleviating the heat buildup. Contact Green T Air Duct Cleaning to learn more about our dryer vent cleaning services.Comment »