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Dryer Vent Maintenance Tips
Most people are pretty good about remembering to clean out hte lint on their dryers. But when was the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent or removed renegade lint from inside the machine? These tasks are also vital!
In fact, thorough routine cleaning of your dryer vent(and your lint trap) can deliver the following benefits:
Reduced Risk Of Fire: - Lint is extremely flammable, so lint buildup presents a serious fire hazard. An estimated 15,000 home fires and $201 million in damages could be prevented each year with proper dryer vent cleaning.
Shorter Drying Times: - Lint buildup prevents hot, moist air from escaping quickly from your dryer. This means clothes take longer to dry. By cleaning your dryer vents, you can keep your laundry routine on schedule.
Lower Electric Bills: - Obviously the longer it takes to dry your clothes, the more energy the dryer will have to use. This means that cleaning your dryer vent can help you save energy, time and money all at once.
Fewer Repair Needs:- Clogged dryer vents that make dryers run longer can increase wear and tear on the system. potentially leading to more frequent repair needs. But with clean vents, the dryer can operate exactly how it was designed.
Longer Service Life - Increased wear and tear can also lead to the outright failure of the machine, especially if small problems are not repaired promptly. It's best to avoid the entire scenario by keeping your dryer lint-free.