Advice from Dryer Vent Cleaning Experts

Is It Finally the Time to Clean Up Your Dryer Vent?

We, as a dryer vent cleaning business, have observed clothes dryers that have been harmed for a variety of causes. Human mistake is one of the most frequent causes, though. Fortunately, there are several actions you can do as a homeowner to safeguard your dryer from harm and extend its lifespan. Start by staying away from the following errors:

Disregarding the outside exhaust

The exhaust vent, to which dryers are linked, directs moisture from your garments outside. Exhaust vents must always have adequate airflow because of their function; otherwise, heat and moisture can accumulate in the vents and lead to major problems. Unfortunately, due to homeowners’ neglect of their outdoor dryer exhaust, this isn’t always the case in many homes. Because of this, the airflow via their exhaust vents may be impeded by dirt, leaves, twigs, and other debris.

Failing to empty the dryer of its lint

Due to its propensity to catch fire when exposed to high temperatures, lint is easily flammable (such as those that your dryer produces). Therefore, you must make sure that your dryer is free of lint and other debris to avoid dryer fires. Hire professionals to clean the dryer vent at least once a year, and wipe the lint screen and lint trap after each usage (or more frequently if you do lots of laundry).

Ignoring strong vibrations

When in use, does your dryer vibrate and tremble? Take immediate action to ensure that the dryer stays stable while performing its function by adjusting the feet at the bottom of the appliance. It isn’t a good idea to ignore vibrations because doing so can hasten the wear and tear on dryer parts and open the door to problems that can be expensive to fix.

Avoid making these blunders to protect your dryer and keep it in good shape! Please, get in touch with Flathead Chimney and Dryer Vent Cleaning Services if you have any additional questions about dryer upkeep or if you’re seeking a professional to clean your dryer vents. My company is headquartered in Coram, MT, and dryer vent cleaning is one of my areas of expertise. Call (406) 249-5732 right away to make an appointment with me!