Over time, the dryer vent system in your home or business will accumulate lint and other debris that will attach itself to the walls of the ductwork and prohibit airflow from your dryer. When clogged dryer vent conditions exist it creates several exposures to your home and to your family, including:
Increased Risk of a Fire – According to FEMA, between 2008 and 2010 an estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fire were reported in residential buildings each year. Of these clothes dryer fires, 34% were attributed to failure to clean dryer vents.
Increased Energy Consumption – A clogged dryer vent system will hinder you dryer’s ability to properly dry your clothes and may cause you to use multiple cycles to get your clothes dry driving up your electric bill.
Reduction in the Lifespan of your Dryer – A clogged dryer vent system causing you to use multiple cycles to dry your clothes will make your dyer work harder and more often, lowering the life expectancy of your appliance.
If you are wondering if it is time to clean your dryer vents, here are a few things you can look for. First, if it takes you more than one cycle to dry one load of laundry. Second, the dryer is overheating making it hot to touch. Finally, if your clothes smell “musty” after being in the dryer.
If you own a home or business in Deland, Daytona Beach, DeBary, Deltona, Orange City, or any other area of Volusia County, contact the professionals at AdvantaClean ESC today at 386-748-8995 and ask about our dryer vent cleaning service. Our technician will cleanse your dryer vent system, removing all debris that has attached to the walls of the ductwork and built up over time. While you’re talking to us ask about air duct cleaning service as well!