There are many signs that your dryer vents need cleaning. Perhaps it is taking you longer to dry your clothes than it used to or maybe you have to go through multiple cycles to get everything completely dry. Not only is this wasting time, or even worse, risking a fire hazard, but you are alway potentially wasting money in the long run.
1. Neglecting Routine Maintenance
Appliances are expensive to replace so maintaining them should be a priority. Dryers are no exception. Even though you may empty the lint trap every time you use the dryer, particles may still escape and lodge themselves in the hose. With humidity also pushing through, it can create a sticky situation and eventually block or severely limit the airflow.
When this happens, costly repairs and even potential appliance replacement is a real possiblity. If left unchecked, a dryer’s lifetime will be literally reduced by at least half, if not more..
2. Increased Energy Bills
When dryer vents become clogged, it can take twice as much time to get your clothes dry, sometimes even longer. When this happens, the dryer has to work that much harder to get your clothes dry and consumes much more energy to get it done. Any blockage in the duct will block some of the hot air, leading to reduced efficiency. Reduced efficiency means that the time required to dry your clothes will increase, which translates to more power consumption.
This translates directly into a higher energy bill as your dryer uses up at least twice as much energy than it should
3. Potential Fire Hazards
In addition to inefficiency, dryers that are not properly maintained can cause a real risk of fire. Lint is extremely flammable. Dryers product heat and clogged vents cause dryers to overheat. This is a catastrophe waiting to happen as just one spark can cause a disastrous fire.
Not only are you risking the replacement cost of a dryer, but potentially the having to replace the laundry room or even losing your home and all if its contents (not to mention the real danger to your family).
So What is The Solution?
The next time you notice decreased efficiency in your dryers, chances are that it has accumulated a lot of lint (especially during the winter season). Keep up on your routine dryer maintenance. Not only clean the lint trap after every use but schedule routine vent cleaning with a professional. Your dryer and your wallet will thank you.
Why Choose Quag’s Dryer Vent Cleaning?
We are not only professional dryer vent cleaners but actually we are one of the few Connecticut Certified Dryer Exhaust Technicians by the Chimney Safety Institute of America.
Who We Are
✔ Locally Owned
✔ Certified Technicians
✔ Highly Experienced
✔ Service all Over Connecticut
What We Do
✔ Assess the Dryer Vent Setup
✔ Clean Vent Thoroughly
✔ Routine Maintenance