The technicians at Assured Comfort can keep your dryer running at peak efficiency by providing a professional cleaning to your dryers exhaust vent, ducts, and hose.
This service will not only extend the life of your dryer and save you money on energy bills, but it will also protect you, your home, and your family from the danger of dryer fires and carbon monoxide leaks.
What Issues Can Arise When Lint Builds Up and Clogs Your Dryer Exhaust Vent?
Many issues can result from lint build up in your dryer exhaust hose or vent. When too much lint accumulates, it can block air flow from the dryer to the outdoors. When this happens, tremendous levels of heat build-up within the machine leading to a plethora of issues.
Some of these issues include:
1. Risk of Fire:
The heat builds up in the dryer can catch lint and clothing on fire.
The US Fire Administration has reported that there are more than 12 thousand dryer fires each year caused by the failure to clean.
2. Decreased Efficiency and Increased Energy Bills:
When your dryer's ventilation system is compromised, it will greatly affect your homes energy efficiency. You will most likely see a dramatic rise in your utility bills and a reduction in the dryers effectiveness. After completing an entire cycle, you will find that your clothes will still be wet and may even smell musty.
3. Ruined Clothes:
Impaired ventilation can affect the heat levels in your dryer. This increased heat can damage or even burn your clothes, ruining them permanently.
4. Shorter Dryer Life-Span
Exposing the mechanisms of your dryer to this high level of heat over a long period of time can damage certain parts of your dryer and cause it to reach the end of its service life prematurely.
5. Impaired Respiratory Health
Most individuals are concerned with the indoor air quality of there home. When a dryer vent is clogged, it forces dust, lint, and other particles out of the dryer and into your home instead of the designated filter. This can lead to excess dust in your home and other respiratory problems.
6. Carbon Monoxide Exposure
For individuals that have a gas dryer, a clogged exhaust hose or vent can cause carbon monoxide to be released into the home since the normal ventilation path is blocked. This is extremely dangerous and can cause serious illness or even death if the exposure is prolonged.
What Causes a Dryer Vent to Clog?
There is usually only one culprit when your dryer vents become clogged, lint.
The accumulation of lint in a dryer can cause many issues is many different areas.
For example, lint can cover the exhaust vent and block ventilation, which can be a huge fire hazard.
These screens act as a blockade to prevent small animals from accessing the internal ventilation of your dryer, but this barrier has a tendency to cause lint build up and reduce air ventilation.
Lint is also responsible for falling and sticking in the crevices of the dryer hose itself.
The more bends and curves in your dryer hose, the more likely it is that lint will eventually clog up these problem areas, once again cutting off the necessary ventilation.
Warning Signs That You Need to Clean Your Dryer Ducts
You already know the risks that are involved with running a dryer with a clogged exhaust vent or hose. But what are the signs associated with these issues?
You will know your dryer vent is in need of a professional cleaning if any of the following signs present themselves:
- Your laundry area feels hot or much warmer than usual.
- Clothes are still damp after the full drying cycle.
- Dried clothing feels too hot and there is a burning smell present.
- An unusually high rise in your utility bills.
- Clothes smell musty after coming out of the dryer.
- The lint filter fills up abnormally fast.
Call the HVAC Technicians at Assured Comfort
By hiring a licensed company to professionally clean your dryer vents, you are making the smart decision for your home and family.
Keeping your dryer hose and exhaust vent clean and clear will reduce your risk of fire, carbon monoxide exposure, and high utility bills.
A cleared dryer vent will also protect your clothes by drying them more efficiently and not burning them.
If you know your dryer needs a cleaning, call Assured Comfort's licensed technicians to complete the job.
Most clogged dryer hoses and vent exhausts will require the use of a powerful vacuum and other equipment to clean and clear.
It is difficult to fully unclog your dryer exhaust vent and hose with a traditional vacuum or by hand.
Lint builds up in cracks and crevices and in every turn of your dryer hose, so do not attempt this feat alone when Assured Comfort is here to help.
Once cleaned, one of our technicians will fully inspect your dryer vents for any signs of damage or further clogging.
When we finish the job, your dryer will operate smoothly and the risk of fire and other safety concerns will be greatly reduced.
So don't wait and schedule a service with Assured Comfort today!