At least once a year, you should get your dryer ducts cleaned by a professional like Dryer Vent Wizard, which services the Minnetonka, Minnesota, area: we are experts in dryer duct cleaning. But there are other preventative measures you can take throughout the year to keep your dryer and dryer ducts in good working order.
First off, after every load of laundry you put into the dryer, be sure to clean the lint trap, which is usually found either on the top of the dryer or within the dryer itself (usually near where the door opens). Pull the lint trap out and get all of the built-up lint off of it and then put it back in its slot. This is a quick and easy process that can save you a lot of time, money and hassle in the long run. Doing this ensures that the machine continues to run at peak efficiency and will dry your laundry in only one cycle.
Inspect the dryer vent line on a regular basis. This is the tube that goes from your dryer and vents it to the outside. Depending on where your dryer is located in your home, this tube could be one to two feet long or it could be much longer than that. Make sure the vent line isn’t wrinkled, smashed or otherwise damaged because this will interfere with the airflow. Your dryer could be so close to the wall that it flattens or smashes this line, so be sure to leave plenty of room back there.
Dryer duct cleaning is an important part of maintaining your home. Doing so can not only prevent fires but can also save you money later on down the road. Call Dryer Vent Wizard at (651) 792-5626 or 1-866-498-7233 (SAFE) and learn more about our dryer duct cleaning services. Or go to our website and fill out our online form.