Washing machine and dryers are our saviors. They make life more efficient. Typically, we know to clean out our lint traps. We’ve been told that they can cause a fire and it’s always better and safe to clear them out. But, we’ve never truly been warned about dryer vents. These are a big factor in our dryer’s overall efficiency and if not properly cleaned, can cause major damage.
How are dirty dry vents dangerous?
When lint collects on your dryer vent, the duct becomes clogged, less efficient, and the unit becomes highly combustible. Did you know lint traps only collect 75 to 80 percent of the amount produced during a dryer cycle. Not cleaning your dryer vents results in extra humidity in the house, a less efficient dryer and higher energy bills.
Signs your dryer vent needs to be cleaned:
If your clothes are taking longer to dry than usual, it’s time to clean your dryer vents.
If your dryer smells like it’s burning then it’s time to clean your dryer vent. Lint is very flammable and if it backs up then it could be a huge hazard to your house.
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Call WEATHER ENGINEERS
If you think your dryer vent is clogged up, then it’s time to call a professional. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure the safety of your house as well as a lower energy bill. We proudly serve the Brevard County area of Florida. Call us today.