Why Should I Clean my Dryer Vents?

A dryer vent needs to be regularly cleaned out in order to maximize your dryer’s efficiency. Regular dryer vent cleaning helps to remove lint as well as other dirt and debris that may be building up, causing your dryer to work more slowly. Lint is extremely flammable and can easily catch fire, so getting your vents regularly cleaned out is very important. 

According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires every year, and these cause 51 deaths and 380 injuries per year. Do not procrastinate getting your dryer vents cleaned if you are experiencing any of the warning signs below.

Signs that it is time to get your dryer vents cleaned

There are many signs that it is time to get your dryer vents cleaned. Here are a few signs to watch out for:

  • The clothing and the dryer exterior gets very hot
  • The vent hood flap is not opening properly
  • Your clothes are taking longer than usual to finish drying
  • There is debris around the dryer hose
  • You notice a strange burning smell on the clothes
  • The laundry room feels excessively hot when the dryer is running
  • You have not had a dryer vent inspection in more than a year

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it is time to get a professional to look at your dryer vents. At Performance Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning, we don’t do anything else. We are the best in the Treasure Valley, and we operate at a price that your wallet will love, too. You can call for your free bid today (208) 949-4394.

 What are other benefits of having clean dryer vents

You always want to avoid a fire, but there are many other benefits to your dryer when it has cleaned dryer vents. First and foremost, it reduces the energy that you are using by improving your dryer’s efficiency. Think about it, it would be much harder blow a candle out if you were blowing through a stirring straw. It’s the same with your dryer, when the vents are clogged, there is less room for the hot air to flow and it makes your dryer’s job much harder.

Another benefit is that lower heat settings are required when your dryer’s vents are cleaned. This means that your clothes will hold up longer, because high heat isn’t being used to dry them. Fibers break down over time, but a dryer that can dry at a lower temperature helps your clothing’s fibers to last longer and stay brighter.

How do my dryer vents get clogged?

Dryer vent cleaning is an easily overlooked maintenance item that should not be forgotten.  Every load of laundry brings with a little bit of clothing lint that is intended to be remove with the filter in the dryer.  unfortunately some lint bypasses the filter and makes it into the dryer vent hose where is can settle and eventually build up.  There is significant risk of fire if the extremely flammable lint is left too long and blocks the exhaust from the dryer.

Performance Carpet Care has the experience to unclog and clean your dryer ventilation system and keep it operating at peak performance and help reduce risk of wear on your equipment and potential fire hazards. Call today for your free consultation. (208) 949-4394.