Dryer Vent Cleaning
A dryer is an essential appliance to have in our home. However, for one to ensure top notch service from the dryer, it is essential to ensure that you maintain its proper working conditions.
Why Dryer Vent Cleaning is Important
There are several important reasons for cleaning the vents of your dryer.
Accumulation of lint poses a danger to all people in your house. Too much lint will block the ducts and vents. In case there is a blockage in the vent, the dryer will start overheating and may lead to a fire breakout. Lint is flammable, and it also poses a fire hazard in the house.
Blocked vents will also prevent the gases from being emitted by the dryer from doing outside the house. These gases, such as the carbon monoxide gas, will accumulate within the dryer and may leak into your laundry room and the whole house. Such gases are a threat to the health of the people using or living in affected buildings.
If the dryer is not emitting the waste gases properly, it might release a mixture of those gases and moisture into the house. Humidity in the house will create a perfect environment for mold and other bacteria to grow. Such bacteria pose health hazards to people in the house.
Blocked vents will lead to an increase in electric energy consumption. Your dryer will need to work harder than necessary and run longer. A dryer with clean ducts will always be efficient when being used. There will be no need for extra time when you are drying your clothes, which will save on the use of electricity. Therefore, a properly working dryer means no paying extra on electric bills.
For you to have increased durability, safety, and energy efficiency with your dryer, it is essential to have and maintain a proper dryer vent cleaning schedule. It is advisable to have the dryer duct cleaned at least in a year. In case your dryer is used daily or more frequently, there is a need to clean the ducts and vents more regularly.
Tips on Dryer Vent Cleaning
Empty The Lint Trap
The first thing one can do to ensure that the dryer vent stays clean is to empty the contents of the lint trap after using the dryer. Cleaning the trap will ensure that there is no lint clogging it. It will also minimize the amount of lint getting into the vent. The lint trap vent should also be clean, both inside and outside. One should use a brush and gently scrub the lint off the lint trap vent and then vacuum it.
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This will keep you all safe.