If your home is like most homes in the United States you use your washing machine and dryer multiple times each week to keep your families’ clothes clean. Many families even report that they use their washer and dryer each and every day. Having clean clothes for your family is extremely important. As you use your washer and dryer you probably do not think twice about the actual washer and dryer and how they function. It is important to make sure that you take care of washer and dryer so that they can last as long as possible. One way that you can take of your dryer is to make sure that you have the dryer vent cleaned regularly.
Purpose of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Many people do not even know that they should have their dryer vent cleaned. Let’s start by talking about what exactly dryer vent cleaning does. As you use your dryer lint and debris build up in your dryer. We will explain in a moment why this is not ideal. When we come out and clean your dryer vent we will remove the lint and debris that has built up so that your dryer can function properly again.
Increased Chances of Dryer Catching Fire
The largest danger of a clogged dryer vent is a house fire. The National Fire Protection Association reports that almost 16,000 clothes dryer fires are reported each year. These fires result in 13 civilian deaths, 444 civilian injures, and $238 million in property loss. The leading cause of clothes dryer fires is failure to clean the dryer vent. The longer that you let lint and debris collect in the dryer vent the more the risk of a clothes dryer fire increase. Keep your family safe by regularly having Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning come out and clean your dryer vent.
Bugs & Pests in Dryer Vent
Another reason that you will want to clean your dryer vent out is to avoid pest invasions. When your dryer vent is clogged with lint and debris your duct hood flap may not close properly. If the flap is not all the way closed pests can sneak in through the flap. No one wants birds, mice, rats, and insects coming in through your open duct hood flap. If your dryer vent is clean your flap will close properly and keep your home safer from pest invasions.
Dryer Vent Cleaning Saves You Money
The final reason that we want to share with you today about the importance of dryer vent cleaning is that it can save you money. If your dryer vent is clogged your dryer will not be able to run as efficiently. You will then be paying more each month on your utility bills. So save some money each month and regularly clean your dryer vent!
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There are some signs that it is time to have Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning come out and clean your dryer vent. You may notice that your clothes are taking longer to dry; the outside of your dryer is very hot; you notice a burning smell when your dryer is running; and your duct hood flap on the outside of your home is not closing properly. If you notice any of these signs now is the time to give us a call. We recommend that you be proactive though and schedule your appointment on a yearly basis.