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Should I Be Worried About My Dryer Vent?

Posted on by Better Air Northwest

People have a lot of things to worry about in life – family, work, school and personal possessions to name just a few. Most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about less important things like their air ducts or dryer vents. However, these two rarely seen parts of your home are actually quite important and both of them need regular attention. Did you know that you should get your air ducts inspected and cleaned regularly? Did you also know that you should get your dryer vent cleaned once a year?

Some people ask if they should worry about their dryer vent at all. If you recently had it cleaned, then no, you probably don’t need to be worried about it. However, if you haven’t had it cleaned in a while then yes, you might want to be a little worried. Why is a dirty dryer vent a problem? There are a few reasons. A dirty dryer vent can lead to a poorly functioning dryer, which means your dryer has to work harder. That means it will cost more money to run your dryer and your unit will likely run its course faster.

However, an even more important reason to be concerned about your dryer vent is because a dirty dryer vent can be a serious fire hazard. More than 15,000 dryer vent fires happen every year, and those fires cause millions of dollars in damage. Don’t let a dirty dryer vent cause a fire in your home. Contact Better Air Northwest today to schedule an appointment to get your dryer vent cleaned. Call 503-208-8351 in Portland and 360-852-61212 in Vancouver, or click here to connect with us online.

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