Dryer vents should be cleaned once a year. Depending on the dryer, it’s frequency of use and the length of your vents, your unit may require more frequent attention.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are started every year by dryers. Lint and other harmful debris can build up in your vents, reducing air flow, backing up dryer exhaust gases and creating a fire hazard.
Your dryer is designed to get rid of the heat and moisture it builds up while working. If that heat gets trapped, it forces your unit to drastically overheat and work itself harder without actually drying your clothes. This excess heat is what can lead to a dangerous fire.
More often than not, your dryer is pushed as close to the wall as possible. While creating a flush look and aesthetic appeal, this instantly slows the flow of air and creates a pocket for lint to gather. This can be remedied by ensuring your transition duct is the proper length and within approved regulations.
Your vent should be regularly checked and serviced. If it’s been at least a year since your unit was last checked, you could be at risk of a fire and not even know it. Don't hesitate to call the Dryer Vent Dude today! We provide high quality service that not only saves you money, but can maybe save your life.
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