A modern clothes dryer has a lint vent that should be cleaned after every load of clothing. What you might not realize is that this is only part of the maintenance necessary to keep your dryer performing as it should. The lint trap only catches some of the lint. The rest goes through the ductwork to be vented outdoors, either through a wall or the roof. However, the lint does not make it all the way out, and over time builds up within the ductwork, making dryer vent cleaning a necessity. There are several benefits involved with cleaning the dryer vent ductwork regularly.
- Avoid fire- Lint is very flammable and can be ignited easily in the right circumstances. If dryer vent cleaning has been neglected to the point the ductwork becomes clogged, the dyer can overheat, causing the lint buildup to ignite. There are thousands of house fires every year that were caused by failure to keep up with dryer vent cleaning.
- Save energy- A clothes dryer with a clogged dryer vent has to work harder to dry the clothes, resulting in a higher utility bill. If you notice that your clothes are taking longer than usual to dry or you have to run them a second time, this is a sign you should take cake of dryer vent cleaning immediately.
- Prolong the life of your dryer- The harder any piece of equipment works, the shorter its lifespan. Clothes dryers aren’t exactly cheap these days, so protect your investment by taking care of dryer vent cleaning at least once a year – sooner if you notice any of the warning signs, namely longer dry times, a hot dryer, or an overheated laundry room.
At Crystal Clean of Delmarva, we offer a variety of cleaning services and are happy to take care of dryer vent cleaning for you when we are at your home completing carpet cleaning, pressure washing, COVID-19 fogging, upholstery cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, or window cleaning. Call us today to get your home crystal clean and create a safe and healthy environment for your family.