Even though the dryer vent is often ignored or forgotten, it can be a hidden cause of multiple home issues if overlooked for too long. A clogged vent can cause your dryer to run inefficiently, causing you to have to run multiple drying cycles to get your laundry fully dried, which raises your monthly energy bills. More importantly, a clogged dryer vent can also create safety hazards. A professional dryer vent cleaning can prevent your home from experiencing the issues outlined below.
When lint builds up in the dryer or the exhaust duct, it can block the flow of air through the vent, causing excessive heat, which can result in fire. Additionally, due to the complex nature of current home construction, laundry rooms can be found in almost any any part of the house, meaning that the dryer may need to be vented further distances to an exterior wall. More bends in the vent duct create more opportunities for lint to become caught and built up. A clogged vent can also prevent a gas clothes dryer from properly exhausting, which can cause carbon monoxide to flow back into your home.
Signs of a clogged dryer vent:
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