Why Clean my Dryer Vent?
Check out this video to see why it is important to clean your dryer vent.
A dryer is possibly the most overlooked appliances in one’s house. When many of us think of cleaning out or maintaining our dryer we think simply of cleaning the lint trap. Even though that is a good habit to do after each load, it is not the only thing we need to do. It is recommended by manufactures and the fire department alike to clean the dryer vent thoroughly at least once a year. You should clean your dryer vent for two reasons. One, it will make your dryer work more efficiently and two, it reduces the risk of a fire dramatically! According to the Consumer Product Safety Commision (CPSC) there are more than 15,000 dryer fires each year.
What you need to know about cleaning your dryer vent:
The dryer vent is the exhaust vent that is connected to one’s dryer. Where the vent exhausts to depends on where one’s dryer is located in ones home. If the dryer is located on an exterior wall chances are you will be lucky and the vent will just go a few inches to a foot directly out the wall. Now if your dryer is located on an interior wall chances are it vents directly up the wall and out through the roof or side of the house. You may be wondering why this matters. well it matters because the longer the vent is the harder it is to clean.
When your dryer vent is only a few inches to a couple feet long it can be cleaned with ease by just pushing the lint out with a brush or broom handle. When your dryer vent goes all the way up to your roof, you probably want to have it cleaned professionally, unless you have the proper tools at your disposal. You will need brush that is attached to a long cord you can rotate as well as a strong industrial grade vacuum to suck out all of the lint the brush breaks up.
To schedule a professional Dryer Vent Cleaning contact Joe Filter by calling (480)813-9494.
Why Clean my Dryer Vent?
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