Come to Us for a Dryer Vent Cleaning in Sacramento!
Clothes dryers make it possible for us to get freshly laundered clothing smelling fresh and nicely dried at any hour of the day or night, regardless of the weather outdoors. But keeping your dryer vent clean is an essential activity that every homeowner should pay attention to after pulling every load of clothing out of the clothes dryer.
The lint trap on your clothes dryer is designed to catch about two-thirds of the lint that comes from every load of clothing being dried in the dryer. The other one-third of lint escapes into the dryer vent system. All of the parts of the dryer vent system eventually get an accumulation of clothing lint distributed over its surface throughout the course of doing dozens of loads of laundry. It is essential to keep the dryer vent clean in order to not only have your clothes dryer operate at maximum efficiency but also as a safety measure.
Clogged Dryer Vents Mean Danger
More than 15,000 home fires are reported annually, caused by dryer vents that have not been kept properly clean. In addition to the property damage, close to a dozen people lose their lives and hundreds more sustain injuries, all because the homeowner didn’t take the time or effort to clean the dryer vent.
Clean Dryer Vent Advantages
Having a clean dryer vent means that you will save money on your electric or gas bill because your clothes drying cycle will be shorter. A clean dryer vent also saves you time because you won’t have to continue drying your still damp clothing using more time and more energy. And one of the most important reasons to keep your dryer vent clean is to be proactive in preventing a clogged dryer vent system from causing a devastating house fire.
Beyond the Dryer Vent Trap
It’s important to clean the dryer vent trap after doing every load of laundry in your clothes dryer. Don’t allow it accumulate. Make it a habit. But because 90 percent of your dryer vent system isn’t accessible to you without special equipment and cleaning techniques, it’s a smart idea to have a professional dryer vent cleaning done by the experts at Sacramento Handyman at least once a year. This ensures you will save money on energy costs, reduce the time needed to dry your clothes, and best of all, greatly reduce your risk of fire.
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