Clothes Dryer Vent Cleaning for your Home
Annual dryer vent exhaust cleaning and inspections can also increase the efficiency of your clothes dryer and decrease the wear on your dryer. A clean exhaust duct prevents heat, moisture and, in the case of gas dryers, carbon monoxide from being trapped in your home. When this type of spillage occurs, energy, natural resources and time are all wasted because your dryer is working too hard and runs longer than necessary. If your dryer takes twice as long to dry clothes, the number of loads that it will dry in its lifetime is cut in half. When the dryer runs at higher than designed temperatures, the life of your clothes dryer decreases even more. This can lead to the heating element burning out or a fire could ignite as a result of over worked safety controls.
Annual dryer vent exhaust inspections and cleaning are more necessary than ever before due to the complex construction of homes built today. Newer homes tend to have dryers located away from an outside wall. The dryers tend to be vented longer distances and vents tend to have more bends to accommodate the extended path they must take through the home. As a result, these dryer ducts are harder to access and this additional length creates more places where lint can collect and animals and birds can hide.
When a certified technician inspects and cleans a dryer vent, they will advise if rerouting of the dryer vent exhaust is recommended.