Can you believe August is just about over? School will be starting soon and if you have young children your house will be empty again. It won’t be long before the leafs will start to change colors and the warmer clothes and blankets will start coming out of the closet. It also means your clothes dryer will start to get more work as you wash thicker and heavier clothing on a regular basis. So is your dryer vent ready for all the work?
Now is the time to start getting ready if it’s not. One thing you need to do is make sure that your clothes are completely clean before you put them in the dryer. What your dryer vent is made of is also very important. Metal is much safer than plastic or foil. Metal vents are stronger and they aren’t as likely to bend, which can lead to sagging and in turn create spots where lint starts to build up. That can be a fire hazard.
Of course you should always clean your lint guard, but even if you regularly check and clean your guard, lint still gets through to your dryer vent and can get clogged. That’s why it’s important to call the experts and have your dryer vent professionally cleaned. At Better Air Northwest, we recommend getting your dryer vent cleaned at least once year in order to eliminate the dangerous fire hazard of having too much lint built up. Give us a call and schedule your dryer vent cleaning today in Portland or Vancouver. Call 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212, or click here.