Dryer Vent Cleaning should be performed every six months to three years depending on many factors such as dryer efficiency, length of duct, number of turns in duct, length of any vertical duct. Most homeowners do not think about dryer vent cleaning until their dryer stops working or overheats and causes a fire. Some homeowners have even purchased a new dryer thinking the old one was wore out, only to find that the new dryer didn't work any better because the dryer vent was clogged with lint.
Why should you have your Dryer Vents cleaned?
Consumer reports: Dryer appliances cause over 24,000 fires annually and account for an average of 310 injuries and more than $84.4 million in property damage due to dirty, clogged outlet lines and the appliance themselves. Only 50% of lint gets caught in the lint trap. The rest is pushed throughout the appliance and outlet line causing a hazard. If your dryer outlet is clogged or improperly installed it can force carbon monoxide back into the house, which can cause illness. Also you will save on energy bills once lint and debris removal is performed as your appliance will run more efficient.
-Eighty percent, or 81.5 million homes throughout the United States use this appliance.
-A full load of wet clothes contains about one half gallon of water. As water is removed, lint is created from the clothes which can clog the ductwork.
-These are one of the most expensive appliances in your home to operate. The longer it runs, the more money it costs you.
-Having the outlet line installed properly will significantly reduce the chances of combustion.
-Most incidents occur inside the appliance and can spread throughout the ductwork.
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