Reasons to Hire a Raleigh Dryer Vent Cleaning Service

The proper maintenance of automatic clothes dryers includes keeping the dryer free from lint and debris. The lint can build up inside the vent, the lint trap, and in the vent hose that runs behind the dryer. Many problems can be traced back to the build-up of lint inside the dryer. There are several good reasons to have a dryer vent cleaning performed routinely. One concern is over safety, another efficiency, and finally, appliance longevity.

Safety

The accumulation of too much debris in the dryer vent can lead to a fire. Dryer lint is an extremely flammable material that can ignite very easily. Proper maintenance includes keeping the dryer vent cleared of lint. The lint trap should be cleared each time a load is removed from the appliance. Additionally, hiring a professional dryer vent cleaning service adds an extra measure of safety and peace of mind. A qualified service professional will be able to clean the inside of the dryer body as well as the vent. Checking behind the dryer for lint build-up is another step in safely maintaining the dryer.

Efficiency

A dryer that runs with too much lint clogging the vent will not run efficiently. It will take longer to dry each load, consuming far more electricity than is necessary. This can raise the average electric bill by as much as $20 per month. A load of clothes that comes out at the end of a timed cycle still damp, but very hot is an obvious sign of too much lint.

Appliance life

Too much lint build up will cause the dryer to work harder and wear out sooner. A good sign the dryer has too much lint build up occurs when the screen in the lint traps shows no lint after a load is cycled through. A clogged vent will lessen the amount of hot air that passes through the hose, causing the dryer to heat up more than normal. This will make the unit work harder than usual, increasing the likelihood of breakdown and shortening the life of the dryer.

For safety’s sake, a dryer vent cleaning performed regularly by a professional service is well worth the money. In the long run, it will save money by extending the life and the efficiency of the dryer.

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