Make Your Dryer Vent Safe and Efficient

Thousands of clothes dryer vent fires happen every year, resulting in many thousands of dollars in appliance and home damage. The majority of these issues could be prevented with proper dryer vent cleaning. Having your dryer venting professionally cleaned not only reduces the chance of fire, it also brings you many other benefits. Doodlebuggers Fireplace, Grill & Outdoor Store of Pensacola, FL, and Destin, FL, would like to share some helpful information with you about clothes dryer vents.

Blue Mountain Beach, FLWhat kind of dryer vent system do you have?

Some clothes dryer vents are short, with only a foot or so between the appliance and the outside wall. Other vent systems are quite long and angled. These are the ones that need the most attention. It’s impossible for the average person to see all the spaces within a long dryer vent. This is why they hire professional dryer vent technicians, who have the training and the tools to be able to thoroughly remove buildups and blockages from the venting.

Benefits of regular dryer vent cleaning

We already mentioned the fires that happen every year. A clean dryer vent will remove the material that is fuel for those fires. Here are four other benefits.

  1. Clothes will dry better

A clogged dryer vent means the huge level of humidity created during the drying cycle will remain trapped within the machine. This makes it much more time-consuming to dry a load of clothes. Depending on the amount of buildup in the vent, clothes may not dry completely, no matter how long you run the dryer.

  2. Save money on utility bills

Dryers with obstructed venting have to work longer to get the job done. The longer they run, the more you spend on gas or electricity bills.

  3. Make it easy on your dryer

When a clothes dryer has to work harder to dry clothes, it places extra wear and tear on its motor. Over time, a motor can burn out or begin needing constant repairs. By having your dryer vent cleaned regularly, you’ll make life a lot easier on your appliance and its parts.

  4. Keep your air clean and safe

Clogged dryer vents connected to gas-driven appliances can lead to backups of dangerous gases, such as carbon monoxide (CO). This toxic gas cannot be seen or smelled, so you won’t know if there’s any in your air. The danger is that carbon monoxide is known to be potentially fatal to people and pets when inhaled in sufficient amounts. Keep your dryer vent clean to avoid possible CO poisoning.

Dryer Vent Services Lake Lorraine, FLSigns your dryer vent needs attention

  • Clothes taking too long to dry
  • Burnt smell near the dryer during or after use
  • Excess humidity in the wash room or area
  • Vent outside produces little air when the machine is on
  • Surfaces of the dryer are hot, or warmer than usual

Professional dryer vent cleaning

If it’s time to have your clothes dryer vent serviced and cleaned, call the professionals at Doodlebuggers. We’re here to keep your dryer running safely and correctly all year long. Reach a dryer vent expert today at (850) 779-2567 in Pensacola, FL, or at (850) 779-4998 in the Destin, FL, area. You can also contact us online.

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