If not maintained correctly, the clothes dryer is one of the most dangerous appliances. As one of the best preventative measures available to you, an annual dryer vent cleaning helps ensure that your appliance operates safely.
Several elements within the dryer vent come together to make these systems dangerous. First, there is heat in the form of steam being exhausted from the dryer. This steam carries trace amounts of dryer lint which accumulates faster than you might think. As dryer lint builds, blockages can occur and stop air flow. The accumulated dryer lint can ignite and result in a serious house fire.
These types of dryer vent fires result in tragic accidents and monumental amounts of property damage every year.
Annual dryer vent cleanings make it possible to identify and address problems within the vent before fires have the opportunity to occur. Regular maintenance of the vent can improve both your safety and the performance of the machine.
Keeping your dryer duct cleaned is important at all times. Although there isn’t an exact time of year to clean them, there are definitely warning signs to take into account on a periodic basis. Some are obvious but all are important…
Do you smell a burning odor? If so then, it’s likely the right time to call Caps and Dampers for a dryer vent cleaning in CT.
Another sign is if your clothes feel unusually hot, or the front of the machine feels too hot in general. Anything related to overheating means there’s probably a cleanliness issue.
If your clothes take longer than usual to complete, it could be because your dryer vents are clogged. This often causes cycles to double or triple in length, leaving your clothes oddly moist.
When was your last dryer vent cleaning? If it was longer than a year ago, you are most likely due for a new one. You don’t have to wait for bad things to happen to decide that it’s time for a cleaning.
Caps and Dampers offers an array of home services. In addition to scheduling your dryer vent cleaning, you can book an appointment for a chimney cleaning or gutter cleaning.
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Keeping your dryer vent clean is essential to your clothes drying properly, and it prevents dangers like house fires.
Sure signs to know that your dryer vent needs cleaning include, your clothes aren’t drying, your dryer is feeling hot, and your vent hood flap doesn’t open correctly.
Over the course of the year, your clothes dryer will accumulate lint and increase the chances of igniting. On an annual basis, dryer duct fires can cause millions of dollars in damages.
Air duct cleaning involves clearing debris from the ducts of your home, while dryer vent cleaning removes lint build-up that could be blocking the vent.