The better a dryer vent blows, few lint are build up in it and causes less power to consume, short and full size dryers blow more properly than other kinds of dryer, short length dryer attached with full size dryer doesn’t need cleaning, however, for other dryer vent cleaning is done at every two years depending on their length and size.
A plugged vent causes dryer to run hotter and increases the chance of fire, there are different reasons for catching fire like:
- Dirty vent
- Lint inside dryer,
- Damaged and missing lint screen
- Failure of thermostat and lint switches and
- Crushed hose behind the dryers
Many insurance company and fire departments ask to inspect and clean dryer vent regularly, lint get build between the dryers and outdoors which causes fire to start.
according to US Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year there are 15,000 cases of fire caught due to obstruction in air flow due to lint build up in dryer vent, dryer’s lint vent must be washed with warm water and soap once in a month to remove residue created by laundry soap, dryer vent can be cleaned by hiring professionals or by oneself as it only takes 30 minutes, regular cleaning of dryer vent keeps home safe and increases dryer’s efficiency.
Signs That You Should Notice When Dryer Vent Needs To Be Cleaned:
- more consumption of time to dry towels, clothes or when they don’t get dried properly.
- when clothes comes out hotter than usually.
- when the top surface of dryer is quickly heated.
- laundry room getting more humid and containing brunt smell.
- when dryer vent has not been cleaned for long time ( more than 2 years)
What Should I Do If I Don’t Have Dryer Vent?
Dryer vent installation should be done by professionals for a proper and safe installation, dryer vent installation is require to remove moist air from home caused by forced heat while drying clothes, its installation causes removal of harmful gases like carbon monoxide and reduces built up lint and speed up the drying efficiency, use of rigid metal duct reduces chances of fire and over heating of dryers, dryer vent hose run from a dryers and out through a exterior wall, it should be short with less amount of turns in it, its installation process takes 45 minute to two hours to complete,the cost of installation depend on the location of the dryer, length of the metal duct work required and time consumed on its installation, you can contact us to get a free estimate on your next dryer vent installation project.