Reduced Risk of Fire
Improved Air Quality
Faster Drying Times
Decreased Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Maintain Dryer Lifespan
Dryer vents clog when enough lint accumulates in the system to cause a blockage. Dryer vent ducts can clog in a variety of ways depending on the nature of your duct system. For example, a long dryer vent run will clog quicker because the lint has too far to go. It clogs toward the end of the run first, where the airflow is slower.
Secondly, when there are bends or curves in the vent, lint will inevitably build up around them. If the transition hose is crushed from the back of the dryer that connects to the ductwork, you get less airflow, which can also clog your vent. On the outside of your home, there is a termination vent where lint commonly builds up and creates a clog.
If your dryer isn’t working as well as it should and you suspect you may have a clogged vent, our team of certified technicians would be happy to track down the clog and eliminate it to increase your dryer performance and energy-efficiency.
A clog in your dryer vent is one of the most common causes of dryer malfunctions or weak performance. If your dryer is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, the vent is likely clogged and you could benefit from a dryer vent cleaning or repair visit:
• Longer dry time
• Visible vents are dusty
• Dryer runs hotter than normal
• Clothes are very hot
• Burning smell
• Considerable lint buildup
• Increased electricity bill
• Black marks on your clothing
When a dryer cannot exhaust air properly, you have to run the dryer longer to get your clothes dry. That costs you more to run your dryer and it means it takes you longer to finish your laundry. You need to have proper air flow out of your dryer, through the vent duct and through the outside vent cap to get maximum cost reduction and speed of drying. Clogged dryer vent runs also create more backed up heat in the dryer which is bad on parts, as well as hot clothes which can be damaging to them.
Dryer vents are not only a risk to your dryer and your wallet. When lint builds up in your dryer vent, it blocks the flow of air from the dryer to the outside exhaust vent. This can cause flammable clothes lint to blow back into the dryer cabinet. Dryer fires can happen if this lint is blown onto the heating element. By having your dryer vent cleared of any lint or debris, you lessen the likelihood of a dryer fire.
Like any other part of your home’s duct system, dryer vents are vulnerable to damage that can impede proper functioning and decrease efficiency. Leaks in the ducts, incorrect joint connections or improper vent materials can cause considerable issues with your dryer, including energy loss, mold infestations, carbon monoxide leaks and even house fires. The dryer vent and ductwork should always remain both clean and intact to avoid health and safety risks and ensure maximum performance.
At United Home Services, our team of certified technicians have the tools and expertise to properly clean and repair your dryer vents so they remain in optimal working condition. We have served thousands of satisfied customers across the country and helped them achieve better energy-efficiency, dryer performance and air quality in their homes. If your dryer is not ventilating as it should and you suspect you may need cleaning or repairs, give us a call and we can help you too!
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