What Does Your Dryer Vent Do?

Your dryer vent expels the heat and moisture that is generated by running your dryer. Some dryer vents are short tubes that can easily cleaned or even replaced. However most homes today connect to dryer vent that runs through a wall and requires specialized tools to properly clean. These types of vents are often the most neglected type of vent and rarely cleaned. As a result there are over 15, 000 fires started a year due to the lint that builds up in these vents over time.

Why Have Your Dryer Vent Cleaned?

A dirty and clogged dryer vent can cause your dryer run inefficiently and cost you between $18 and $24 dollars a month in lost energy costs. A recent report by the U.S. Fire Administration shows an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property losses.

How Often Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned?

We recommend that you have your dryer vent cleaned once a year. A regularly maintained dryer vent will help your dryer run properly and prolong the life of your dryer. It will also keep money in your pocket by reducing energy costs. Contact us today to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today!