Why you need to clean your dryer vent

According to The Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are 15,500 dryer fires, 310 injuries and up to 30 deaths annually due to clogged dryer vents. It is recommended that you have your dryer vent cleaned once every 6 to 12 months, and possibly more often if it has a lot of bends or is over 10 feet long.

It may be tempting to just attempt to clean the dryer vent by yourself, with some DIY tools and a few Youtube videos. However, if you dryer vent is more than a foot or two, it is impossible to ensure your tools are efficient and you vent is actually clear of lint. In some cases, over 98% of your dryer vent is not visible to you from inside or out of your home. Professionals have high-powered equipment to not only ensure that the lint is dislodged, but have the experience to reach hard to access areas of your dryer vent as well.

Don’t wait until your dryer signals to you that you have a dryer vent blockage. Not only does regular maintenance prevent disastrous home fires, it will save you money in the long run by keeping your energy costs lower and also extending the lifespan of your appliances. Depending on your appliances, each cycle of laundry in the dryer may add an average of $.70 to your electric bill. In addition to being forced to spend extra time out of your busy day on laundry, having to dry the same load of laundry multiple times can make a substantial difference on your utility costs on a monthly basis.

Here is a short video on having your dryer vent cleaned and how you can tell if it’s time for you to take action.

Don’t put it off any longer! Call Steamatic today and set up an appointment to have your dryer vent cleaned today!

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