Dryer Vent? Should I clean it? How can I clean the vent that leads outside from my dryer? Many people have never claimed their vent. Why should I?
Lint buildup can cause reduced airflow which in turn causes overheating. When this happens the high temperature limit safety switch cycles on and off. These switches are not designed to cycle on and off continuously. This can cause them to fail. Accumulation of lent and reduced exhaust airflow provide conditions right for fire. Lent is highly combustible. Lent is also one of the main ingredients for fires in our homes. The Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries associated with clothes dryers. This also produces over $84 million in property damage.
Proper airflow can decrease dryer time, thus decreasing operating cost. It helps the dryer to operate efficiently, which can extend the life of the dryer. An extra bonus is that clothes will dry at lower temperatures and in less time. This will help to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on close this extending their life.
So get your Dryer Vent cleaned today!
Wow! When I heard about the dangers of dirty or clogged dryer vents, I had Tux clean mine. It had never been done before. There was so much buildup lent that it was almost clogged and I have been noticing that my clothes seemed to take a long time to dry. I’m glad that I had Tux clean the dryer vent because my children are more safe from a possible fire hazard. Afterwards my clothes dried much faster so I had to adjust how long I dried them or use different temperature settings. Now I will probably have it done once a year while they clean my windows. Next is my air ducts!