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Importance of Residential Dryer Vent Cleaning

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

Most people focus on cleaning the house's essential areas, forgetting that the dryer vent also needs to be cleaned. There is a lot of dirt that can get in the vent, thus affecting how it functions. The good news is that you do not have to clean the dryer vent by yourself. Experts from SOS VENTILATION Ab will clean your vent dryer to ensure it is always in the best condition.

· Increased energy efficiency

If you do not clean your dryer vent occasionally, it will eventually have lint from the dust in your clothes. Such means that it will take longer to dry your clothes. In turn, it will consume more energy, and hence, it needs to be cleaned to ensure it is working efficiently.

· Regulates humidity

Failing to clean the dryer vent occasionally will result in a buildup of lint. Such lint prevents the moisture from getting out of the house. Eventually, the clogged vent will result in high moisture content in the house. The disadvantage of such moisture is that it can result in mold forming on surfaces. Mold can result in allergic reactions and other respiratory-related health conditions.

· Improves safety

A clogged dryer vent can result in various hazards in your home. For instance, the lint makes the dryer inefficient in drying your clothes, and it might heat up, resulting in a fire outbreak. The clogged circuits have a high likelihood of causing short circuits that can be dangerous to the people operating the dryer. It can also interrupt the electric connection for the entire house.

· Keeps clothes in the right condition

A clogged dryer vent will result in clothes taking longer to dry than they used to. The clogging can also result in overheating, and these two factors can damage your sensitive clothes. Therefore, it is important to have the dryer vent cleaned by an expert to ensure it does not spoil your clothes in the long run.

How to know when to clean your vent

  • If the dryer's exterior is scorching to the extent that you cannot touch it, it is a sign that it needs cleaning. Failure to which, it can result in accidents. Also, if the machine or clothes are very hot after the drying process, it is time to have the dryer vent cleaned.

  • If your clothes take longer to dry than they used to do, it indicates a clogged vent. The solution is to clean it.

  • If you notice a burning order after drying your clothes, it is an indication that your dryer is overheating. Lint is the main cause of such overheating and needs to be cleaned.

  • An increase in humidity in the room is a sign that your dryer needs to be cleaning. Such humidity can be indicated by the buildup of mold on surfaces around the house.

SOS VENTILATION AB recommends that people should at least clean their dryer vent once a year. However, if the household has a large laundry volume to clean, it is advisable to have their dryer vent cleaned regularly. #Dryer #DryerVent #Ventilation #HVAC #HomeRepairs #DYI

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