Increasing Home Safety Through Annual Dryer Vent Cleaning
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.
Caps & Dampers provides annual dryer vent cleanings in the Greater West Hartford area. To schedule your appointment call (860) 323-8123 or
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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 the flow of air. 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.
Best Time to Get a Dryer Vent Cleaning
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 you’re probably ready for a cleaning. It’s likely the right time to call Caps and Dampers for a cleaning.
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.
Cleaning a Dryer Vent on Your Own
Although we don’t recommend trying to remedy the problem on your own, there are a couple of steps you can take to make your dryer vent safer.
Grab a long-arm with a duster and start cleaning the vent from the exterior of your home. This is only a surface action that won’t make your vent 100% clean, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction.
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Why it’s Important?
The air ducts in your dryer can accumulate dust, debris, and even vermin in some cases. While dryer vent cleaning has not been proven to eliminate health risks from your home, it’s still a good measure for ensuring that your equipment is functioning properly.
If you think your dryer is ready for a cleaning, then it’s time to call a dryer vent cleaning CT professional.
Dryer Vent Cleaning and More
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, gutter cleaning, or snow removal.
As always, we guarantee a top-notch effort for everything we do. If our 35+ years of experience serving Connecticut as well as our score of happy customers is any indication, Caps and Dampers is committed to providing the best experience from the moment you book wth us.
No matter the time of year, we are ready to help!