How often are you’re supposed to have your dryer vents cleaned?
A Clean Dryer Vent Is A safe Dryer Vent
The better a dryer vent blows, the less lint builds up in it. Shorter vents blow better than longer ones. Full size dryers blow better than smaller stack dryers or older dryers. Vents with a lot of turns and elbows blow worse and build up more lint. Very short vents attached to full size dryers may never need cleaning! Most vents, however, need cleaning every two to three years.
Dirty Dryer Vents Are A Fire Hazard
There is a hidden danger in most homes across America, most walk by it and don’t even think about it. It is your dryer lint. Over time your dryer vent can start to fill up and overheat which can cause a fire! A plugged dryer vent can make a dryer run hotter than it’s supposed and this can certainly increase a chance of a fire. Here is a test you can do. Take some lint from your filter and bring it outside. Touch a match to it and see how fast it burns! As a matter of fact – many outdoors men use this lint to start campfires due to the flammability of dryer lint!
If the dryer vent is clogged up with lint, your clothes can take longer to dry. You would be surprised how much energy you can waste in a year. If your dryer isn’t completely drying your clothes in one cycle it may be the dryer but in most cases the vents may be just clogged.
This service that Extreme Clean CU offers really can pay for itself!
- Routine Cleaning: We will first come in and go over the issues with you and be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will begin from the outside and work the hose all the way up to the flexible duct and blow the debris out of the vent. No lint will enter the dryer or house.
- Thorough Cleaning: All of the above steps will be including in this process in addition to pulling out the dryer and cleaning behind the dryer and the flexible duct.