There are several significant reasons to clean your dryer vent periodically. It can help you save money on your power bill, limit hazardous air chemicals, and even safeguards against fires.
Dryer vent cleaning is one of our core competencies at Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning, and a popular service among our clients in Sarasota, Pinellas, and Tampa.
The Benefits of Cleaning Your Dryer Vent
You already know that only YOU can’t prevent forest fires, but the same holds true for dryer fires. As a matter of fact, washers and dryers are among the greatest sources of home electrical fires. This usually happens when ungrounded electrical equipment gets really hot, causing your dryer to overheat. If you have clogged vents, there’s nowhere for the heat to ventilate, leaving you with ideal conditions for a fire. We recommend keeping your vents clean to avoid this problem, and we’re happy to facilitate this.
Reduce Airborne Chemicals like Carbon Monoxide
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from overworked heating instruments like furnaces and even dryers. It’s undetectable to humans without a CO detector, and it’s very dangerous. If your dryer overheats, as we mentioned above, it’ll emit a greater volume of CO into the air, which could make you and your family sick. In extreme instances, CO is fatal whenever there’s enough of it in an enclosed area.
One of the best ways to guard against this problem is to keep your dryer vents clear of dirt and debris. All homeowners should invest in a reliable CO detector, inspect their equipment for overheating, and call us for vent cleaning once in a while.
Lower Your Energy Bills
Don’t forget that if your dryer overheats, that means it isn’t running efficiently, which will lead you to pay more to dry your clothes. It’s also not good to wear out the fabric in your clothing with excessive drying. Therefore, dryer vent cleaning can help ensure better performance/efficiency, and save you a lot of money on your electric bill.
These are the best reasons to have a professional from Clean Sweep Duct Cleaning take care of your dryer vents. We do it fast, our guys arrive on time, and you can breathe easier thereafter. Call us today for more information on service rates and conditions.