Your dryer is one of the most used appliances in your home. When it is well maintained, it can provide you with many years of service. But one thing many homeowners in Little Rock fail to do is have the dryer vents professionally cleaned. This is unfortunate because not can this result in your dryer not functioning as well as it should, it can also be quite dangerous!
According to the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 17,000 home clothes dryer fires are reported each year. These clothes dryer fires cause around 51 deaths, 380 injuries, and $236 million in property loss. Unsurprisingly, the leading cause of these fires, at 34%, is the failure to clean dryer vents.
The Importance of Dryer Vent Cleaning
Your dryer vents are basically long tubes connected to your dryer, and leading to the outside of your home where hot air and moisture is expelled. Over time, lint and debris can build up in the vents, causing a number of problems.
Clothes Take Longer to Dry
When your dryer vents aren’t clean, the buildup of lint can block the flow of the air and can trap moist air inside the drum of the dryer. This means it will take longer for your clothes to dry, and the dryer will need to work harder to maintain high heat. As a result, your energy bill each month will likely be higher as well.
Your Clothing is Much Hotter When the Cycle is Done
Obviously, your clothing is going to be quite warm to the touch when you first take it out of the dryer. But if it feels much hotter than usual, it is probably because the heat is not being exhausted properly through the vent. This can actually cause the dryer to overheat, leading to costly repairs or a replacement!
There is a Noticeable Burning Smell
Hopefully, this will never happen to you, but many homeowners in Little Rock and surrounding areas that don’t have a professional dryer vent cleaning performed experience a home fire due to lint in the dryer and exhaust vent. You’ve probably heard that you must clean lint thoroughly from the dryer, but ensuring there is no buildup of lint in the vent is also very important. As mentioned above, a great many home fires are caused by lint in the dryer vent, which can be totally preventable.
Why Premier WashPros for Your Dryer Vent Cleaning
Dryer vent cleaning is a maintenance task that should be performed by professionals with the proper equipment and plenty of experience. You’ll want to be able to rest assured that the vent has been thoroughly cleaned and all lint has been removed. Without the knowledge and tools to perform the job properly, you are taking a chance that some lint will still remain in the vent.
Serving homeowners in Little Rock and surrounding areas, Premier WashPros has a team of friendly, experienced, and professional staff ready to clean your dryer vent with expert precision and care. Contact us today for a free estimate or to make an appointment.