Five Benefits of Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household in the Charlotte, NC, and Metrolina region and across America does approximately 5.7 loads of weekly laundry. So, around 40 pounds of jeans, t-shirts, towels, and other laundered items are spinning around in your dryer each week, discarding a lot of lint and dust. While some of the material ends up in your lint tray, the remainder is expelled as exhaust through an external vent.
However, some of the lint and other debris from your laundry gets trapped in the connector hoses, ductwork, and vent pipes before it reaches the vent outside your home. And the external vent can get clogged too. Especially when leaves, twigs, and even small animals get stuck in it. That’s why professional dryer vent cleaning should be essential to your home maintenance routine. It plays a critical role in keeping dryers running safely and efficiently. With that in mind, here are five money-saving benefits of professional dryer vent cleaning.
Benefit #1: Improves Fire Safety
One of the primary culprits of dryer fires is a build-up of lint and debris in the dryer vent. When the airflow is restricted, heat builds up in the lines. Since lint and debris are combustible materials, they can spark a fire when using the clothes dryer.
On the other hand, professional dryer vent cleaning reduces the risk of a fire starting by removing the lint and debris in the ducts and exhaust vent, ensuring that the dryer is safe to use.
Benefit #2: Higher Efficiency
The clogged connector hose, pipes, and vent will cause your clothes dryer to run less efficiently. As a result, you may notice that you must run your dryer longer than usual to dry your expensive jeans and towels. However, after our certified professionals thoroughly clean your dryer vent, you will see an immediate improvement in dryer efficiency. As a result, your clothes will dry faster, saving money on energy costs. Also, your clothes will be at less risk of damage from excessive heat, so that you will save money on clothes too.
Benefit #3: Avoid Premature Replacement
Investing in professional dryer vent cleaning has another money-saving benefit. It will break down less frequently, avoiding expensive repair bills for labor and replacement parts. Your dryer will last longer too, so you will replace this expensive appliance less often.
Benefit #4: Cleaner Indoor Air
Another money-saving benefit is probably something that is given quite enough thought. It's the indoor air quality. Are you spending more money on allergy medicine? When the dryer's connector hose and the rear exhaust vent are clogged, you will spot lint, dirt, dust mites, and other allergens escaping. These particulates can attract bacteria, viruses, and fungi, including mold that can travel through your vents, reducing indoor air quality. It can cause allergies and asthma to flare up and even cause respiratory issues.
Benefit #5: Keeps Your Family Safe
Lint accumulation in the vent system blocks the efficient expelling of exhaust, which can cause toxic carbon monoxide gas to leak inside your home. This colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas can be lethal to pets and humans. Homes with a gas dryer have an elevated risk without professional dryer vent cleaning. Regularly cleaning your dryer’s vents reduces this risk.
Charlotte Dryer Vent Cleaning Pros
We're in your neighborhood! Call Felgemacher Masonry & Chimney of Charlotte at 704-741-2021 to schedule your dryer vent cleaning today! You can also contact us online. Our certified professionals proudly serve Concord, NC; Mooresville, NC; Rock Hill, SC; Tega Cay, SC; and surrounding Metrolina area communities.