The longer the dryer vent the more likely it can become clogged. Newer homes tend to have the dryer on an inside wall or on the second floor which makes the vent run longer and clog easier.
Why is dryer vent cleaning so important?
- It can reduce the amount of time it takes to dry a load of laundry. A dryer with a blocked vent can take 4 times longer to dry costing upwards of $3.00 per load compared to $ .75
- If your dryer is unable to let the hot air escape properly it will produce an unsafe amount of heat which becomes a fire hazard.
- Help your dryer perform more efficiently and extend the life of the dryer.
How often should I have my dryer vent cleaned?
The United States Fire Administration recommends that homeowners have their residential dryer vents cleaned at least once a year so that excessive debris does not build up in the ventilation pipes causing risks such as fires, gas leaks into the home and large energy usage for operating the dryer.
What are the risks of a clogged dryer vent?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Failure to clean dryer exhaust vents is the leading cause of dryer fires.