An obvious and one of the most important benefits of lint removal is fire safety. There are so many things we worry about to keep our families safe. When your dryer vent gets clogged up and or your dryer gets filled with lint there is a risk of a fire starting. We recommend having a full clean out and inspection of your dryer and the dryer vent to ensure there is no build up that may cause a fire.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
If you own a gas dryer it is even more important that you ensure your dryer vent is unobstructed. Things that can block your vent from properly releasing this gas are birds nests and lent buildup. Birds nest are actually very common in dryer vents and can be very dangerous. If your Vent is blocked and the dryer’s air and gas can not release properly outside this can cause your home to have carbon monoxide, an odorless yet poisonous gas. This is also why you need to ensure that the dryer vent was installed properly and does not have any leaks in it.
Mold is never a good thing and there are a few different places in your home that are the perfect environment for mold to thrive. Any place that is warm and wet is a great place for mold to grow and grow and anything poorest it can attach to and fester. Your bathroom is one of these places, because most people take hot showers creating the perfect warm wet environment, and towels and even the corners on your wall or the window seal make a perfect home. The other place is, you guessed it, your dryer. Your dryer and your dryer vent are perfect place for mold to thrive. Mold especially does well with warm wet lint. When your vent is coated with a layer of lint the mold can attach and grow. It may even get into your dryer and you could be putting mold on your clothes just by drying them with a vent that contains moldy lint.
The energy efficient dryers are becoming more and more common these days. Weather you have a regular dryer or an energy efficient dryer you could still be wasting energy you don’t need to be wasting. When your dryer vent is backed up your dryer has to work harder for you to get the same result in dryness on your clothes. The longer and harder your dryer has to run and work to dry a load of laundry the more energy it takes. I don’t know about you but in my house we wash at least 4 loads of laundry per week and that is in an extra large washer and dryer set. That would make a big difference in time and money for us.
Extend Dryer Life
Just like anything, the softer you are on things the longer they last. Do you remember learning to drive and the person teaching you would always say ease up on the brakes or use your clutch to slow down it will make your brakes last longer. This is the same for your dryer, ease up on it. The more you care for your dryer the better is will work for you and the longer it will last. One of the reasons Salt Lake Vent Cleaners vent cleaning service is second to none is the quality of our service. We indeed clean out the vents from each side but we also clean out the dryer itself. We want to ensure that you get the longest life span out of your dryer as possible.
Increase clothing life
Of course if it was still reasonable in our lifestyle we would hand wash and hang dry our clothes to ensure the longevity of the fabric. That is just not reasonable for most of us. I don’t know about you but there are times even with the ease and simplicity of modern technology that we barely have the time and energy to throw in a load and maybe get it dried and folded in the same day. So the best thing we can do is decrease the time that our clothes are in the washer and dryer. When your dryer vent is cleaned out it can work and dry more efficiently. The more efficient your dryer is the faster it dries and your clothes are in the harsh heat and tumble for less time allowing for a longer lifespan of your favorite pair of jeans and t-shirt.
I am sure you have heard the term tme is money and that is so true for a lot of people, well time is also sanity to a lot of us too. So waisting time waiting for your clothes to dry, going in just to find your load of laundry is still not dry and you need to put it in for another twenty minutes does nothing but waist time. The worst if we can all agree is when you put a load in the dryer then leave for work or to run the much-needed errands. Only to return to find the time set did not in fact dry the load and your cloths have been sitting all day warm and moist and typically smell moldy. Now you have to rewash your load of laundry and start over waisting so much time and energy.
The most common and most known things to clean out of your dryer vent is of course lint. We have seen a lot of lint but we have also seen dirt, dust, spider webs and even birds nests. Your dryer vent needs an outlet from inside behind your dryer to the outside. This allows the hot air to release outside and not steam up your home. Now this also allows for critters and birds to have a chance at getting inside your vent and make a nest. If this does happen the chances are there are multiple nests in your dryer vent and they will keep coming back year after year. Every dryer vent is different and some only go a foot or two from your dryer to the outside. Other dryer vents are strung along through the house and around corners. It is very important to get the lo get vent tracts cleaned out even more. Because of the length and bends and turns in the vent, it's more likely you will find things trapped and may even easily become clogged completely. When we come out to service and clean your dryer vents it is a full service dryer vent cleaning. We do a deep clean that includes cleaning g your dryer vents from every aspect. We not only clean out your vent from the outside of your home but also the inside portion if the vent. After we are able to get a deep clean from each side of the vent we can then go o to the next part that is cleaning g out your dryer. Your dryer itself can actually start a majority of the clog and lint build up.