For those that aren’t in the habit of having their dryer duct cleaning done on a frequent basis (every 2-3 years), you’ll find some very important information about why you should consider dryer duct cleaning & dryer cleaning. Understanding how important it is to keep your dryer vent clear will determine whether your dryer will function properly or if you are actually creating a potential fire hazard as a result of having clogged dryer vent.
Why Dryer Duct Cleaning Should be Done?
Safety is one of the primary reasons for cleaning your dryer vent, no one wants a dryer fire. When the dryer vent gets clogged, heat builds up inside the dryer and lint that is normally vented outside starts to settle inside the dryer cabinet. This lint starts to accumulate on and around the dryers heating element which gets really hot (over 200F) this coupled by the fact there is no airflow causes heat to build up inside the dryer, hopefully the high limit fuse will blow but it could be the expensive element or a dryer fire could take place. Dryer duct cleaning will also speed up the drying time, should be done within the cycle time. You will also get a reduction on your next hydro bill if its been taking a long time to dry your clothes!
Prevent Dryer Fires Get Your Dryer Vent and Dryer Cleaned
Dryer fires are a problem that can easily be avoided by simply having your vents cleaned on a regular basis, so why put you or your family at risk. Now, it’s important to realize that you can perform dryer duct cleaning yourself. However, in many cases professional equipment is needed to deal with long runs and complicated routes.
Easy Way to Reduce Your Hydro Bill
Dryer duct cleaning can save you money! If you are having to run your dryer more than once you are paying way more than you should. Dryers that have sensor dry where it determines when to stop are the hydro companies dream, they are a hydro hog especially when the dryer duct is blocked or clogged. We’ve had customers who’s hydro bills have surged $200 a month on the same period last year and nothing in the family had changed … but their dryer was on sensor dry and the vent was plugged.
Make Your Dryer Last Longer
When your dryer duct gets clogged your dryer has to work a lot harder to blow the dryer air and lint outside. This will cause more wear and tear on the components within the dryer, meaning they will need to be replaced sooner.
How Often Should the Dryer Vent Be Cleaned
If you’re wondering how often you should have your dryer vent cleaning, the recommended frequency is about every 2 years but every home is different. Now, this will have to take into consideration the type of dryer you have, where it’s located, how long the vent is, and how many people are in the house. Once all of this has been considered, you will be able to realistically figure out a schedule specifically designed for your home.
My Clothes are Taking Ages to Dry
Its not because your dryer is getting old it is most likely because your dryer duct is plugged! check these areas to determine the issue
- Step outside and take a look at the outside vent cap is there much air flow coming out?
- Check that you do not have thin flex vinyl or foil hose behind your dryer, if you do check that it’s not crushed (its not recommended see warning on the back of your dryer.
- Check that the dryers getting hot if no heat then either the fuse or the element has blown, but these mostly happen due to dryer vents plugged
- Check that the drum is turning, if this is not turning then it could be the dryer belt but most of the time it will not start, although there is one dryer that has 2 drive belts
Book us to Clean Your Dryer Ducts
If you live within our service area of Burlington, Oakville, Hamilton, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Milton or Mississauga why not give us a call on 9059660838 for a fast free quote over the phone.