Do I Need to Clean My Dryer Vent Every Year?

Do you own a dryer? Of course, pretty much every homeowner in Vancouver, Portland, and Beaverton owns a dryer. But that doesn’t mean everyone is up to date on their dryer vent cleaning.

Most dryers are connected to a vent in the wall that runs somewhere underneath your home, till it reaches a small opening on the outside of your home. Unfortunately, many people overlook their dryer vents. But that can be risky. That’s because a dirty dryer vent can be costly, in more ways than one.

Why it Matters

Having a clean dryer vent might not seem very important. But the truth is ignoring your dryer vent will lead a clog. Too much lint in your dryer vent means your dryer won’t run efficiently.

And that means you pay more money out of your pocket to energy bills. But that’s not the only problem. A clogged dryer vent is a very real fire hazard.

Once A Year

So how often should you get your dryer vent cleaned? In most cases, you should have your dryer vent cleaned once a year. If you don’t use your dryer very often you can go longer between cleanings.

But if you use your dryer for 7-10 loads a week, or more, then you should get your dryer vent cleaned more than once a year.

Schedule Your Appointment

In any case, if you haven’t had your dryer vent cleaned in the last year, then contact Better Air Northwest today and schedule your dryer vent cleaning today. Or call us at 503-208-8351 in Portland or at 360-852-6212 in Vancouver.