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The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning

Dryer vent cleaning is easily overlooked but yet one of the most important preventative maintenance items for a home/building owner.  Here are the benefits of staying on an annual dryer vent cleaning program. 

Fire Safety:  One of the primary reasons to clean your dryer vent is to prevent the risk of building fire.  Lint and debris can accumulate in the dryer vent over time, creating a highly flammable environment.  When the dryer's heat builds up and airflow is restricted, it can lead to a fire.  If your dryer is overly warm or hot to the touch you most likely have a plugged vent. 

Efficiency: A clogged dryer vent restricts the airflow, which makes the dryer less efficient.  Your clothes will take longer to dry, and the dryer itself may overheat due to the reduced airflow.  This inefficiency can lead to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills.  

Extended Appliance Lifespan:  When your dryer has to work harder to dry clothes due to being clogged, it puts additional strain on the appliance.  This can lead to increased wear and tear and potentially reduce the units lifespan.   

Prevention of Carbon Monoxide Buildup:  For gas dryers, a clogged vent can lead to incomplete combustion, which produces carbon monoxide.  This toxic gas can be harmful and deadly if it builds up in your home.  

Prevention of Mold and Mildew:  Moisture from your clothes can accumulate in a clogged dryer vent.  This trapped moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth, which can not only damage your vent system but also pose health risks to you and your family.    

Improved Air Quality:  A clean dryer vent means that lint and debris are not being blown back into your homes interior,  This helps maintain better indoor air quality.  

As you see above, there are many benefits to routine dryer vent cleaning.  Reach out to your local HVAC/Dryer Vent duct cleaner to get your home or building setup on an annual maintenance plan.  

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