Dryer Vent
Dryer Vents

Cleaning your dryer vent may not seem like a top priority, but it’s more important than you might think. Here are 6 reasons why you should make it a priority:

-Can Be A Fire Hazard: According to the National Fire Protection Agency, clothes dryers and washing machines were responsible for an estimated 16,800 house fires in the U.S. in 2010. That’s 4.5% of all house fires — a truly staggering statistic. Lint is highly flammable, so when it collects in your dryer vents, it poses a serious fire hazard. If the air flow is restricted, exhaust gases get backed up, creating the perfect environment for a fire to form . . . or for poisonous carbon monoxide to be released into your home.

-Cause Property Damage: Warren went out to a job to clean a dryer vent for a customer and the dryer vent system had been so clogged that moisture from the heat of the dryer couldn’t escape and began to be trapped inside the wall causing swelling between the paint and drywall.

-Cost You More On Your Energy Bill: because dryers with excess lint can use up to 30% more energy .

-Decrease The Lifespan of Your Dryer: since you will need to run it more often in order to fully dry your clothes.

-Invite Animals to Nest In Your Vents: this can happen because your duct hood flap may not close properly, thus providing an entrance to pests seeking warmth during the winter.

-Keep Allergens At Bay: One of the issues with a dirty dryer vent is that it traps water from wet clothing. Once this water is trapped, it attracts all sorts of allergens from mold to dust and much, much more. Unfortunately, over time, these allergens can spread to the rest of your home. Should you breathe them in, you could very well develop a cough, a rash, congestion, or another similar symptom. You don’t want to live your life in an allergy den. Have your dryer vent cleaned entirely and you’ll be able to breathe easy.