Running a busy household can take up a lot of your time, and more often than not, many chores either get forgotten about or are neglected altogether. One such task is cleaning dryer vents, and while you might not even think to clean them, there are several reasons why you should. However, while it is important to clean the dryer vents, it can be a time-consuming task, and many homeowners hire a professional cleaning company to get the job done.
What are the benefits of having your dryer vents professionally cleaned?
Having your ventilation system thoroughly, and professionally cleaned at least once a year can give you and the inhabitants of your household many benefits, below are just a few of them:
- Your laundry will dry quicker
Clogged dryer vents can mean that your laundry takes a lot longer to dry completely, and this isn’t good for you, your laundry or your energy bills. Get the vents cleaned thoroughly, and your laundry will dry within the usual timeframe.
- Your clothes will smell fresher
Who wants to wash their clothes only to find that they don’t smell fresh once dry? This means rewashing, which is inconvenient and inefficient. Regular cleaning of dryer vents will help the clothes to smell clean and fresh once dry.
- Your laundry room will not overheat
Doing the laundry is a tiresome chore in itself, but if your laundry room is hot and stuffy, it can make it even worse. Clogged dryer vents will prevent hot air from escaping, and can cause your laundry room and even your dryer and clothes, to become uncomfortably warm.
- Your laundry room will smell cleaner
Dryer vents that haven’t been cleaned can make your laundry room smell nothing short of dirty, and who wants to get their clothes washed and dried in a dirty smelling environment? Regular dryer vent cleaning will keep everything smelling fresh, from your laundry room to your clothes.
- You can prevent a fire hazard
Blocked vents can cause carbon monoxide to collect inside your home, and highly flammable dryer lint can present a fire hazard. Get your dryer vents cleaned professionally and keep you, your family, and your home, safe at all times.
- You can make real savings on your energy bills
Blocked, clogged, and dirty dryer vents prevent the heated air from moving freely and efficiently through the dryer, and cold even forces the machine to use up to 30% more energy. Over time, these additional costs can mount up and will almost certainly be reflected in your electricity bills, not to mention cause harm to the environment. An additional financial repercussion of not having your dryer vents cleaned regularly is that your dryer could need replacing sooner, and that’s always an expense you can do without.
How often should you get your dryer vents cleaned?
An annual, professional cleaning of your dryer vents will help improve their performance, save you money on your energy bills and keep you and your home, safer for longer. For a more efficient dryer, a longer-lasting machine, a safer home, and fresher smelling clothes have your vents professionally cleaned at least once a year.