Dryer Vent Cleaning
As long as your dryer is operating as expected, you may not realize that the ductwork behind it needs to be cleaned to ensure it operates as intended. Experts recommend cleaning your dryer vent and ductwork every one to three years for numerous reasons below.
Reduces the Risk of Fire
When the dryer ductwork accumulates an excessive amount of lint and debris, or becomes clogged, it can pose a fire hazard. With reduced air flow in the ductwork, your dryer has to work harder, which produces more heat, and may cause your dryer to catch fire or ignite the lint and debris in your ductwork.
According to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, clogged dryer vents are one of the leading causes of home fires. Therefore, it’s important to have the dryer vent and ductwork maintained on a regular basis.
Reduced Energy Bills
With airflow reduced in your ductwork, your dryer has to work harder, longer, and will run hotter. This uses more energy in the long run, resulting in increased energy bills. When you remove the clogs, your laundry will also dry quicker.