The time of year that is a boon for dryer fires across the nation is here. Winter is the season that catastrophic dryer fires erupt more than any other time of year. The threat of a dryer fire increases as the temperature outside decreases. It is of paramount importance that you utilize a dryer vent cleaning service for your Eagan home at least once every two to three years. A best time of year to have this work done is just before winter, but, if you have not had this done yet, there is no better time than right now!
Dryer fires occur during the winter months because of increased wear of thicker, bulkier clothing that ends up repeatedly being run through the dryer. The sheets, comforters and wool blankets that also get dried via dryer also contribute. The thicker the clothing and bedding utilized during the winter months, the more lint it produces. The more lint produced means more lint that gets caught in your dryer vents and hoses. The more lint produced means more lint that gets caught in your dryer’s venting system. Maintenance of your dryer’s venting system will reduce the risk of a dryer fire.
Call the Dryer Vent Wizard today to utilize our dryer vent cleaning services, especially if it has been a few years since you last had this work carried out. There are likely multiple conglomerations of lint that need to be addressed within that dryer of yours. If clothes are taking longer to dry than they should, or if they come out with a musty smell to them or if you have noticed an otherwise unblamable increase in your electric bill or even if the top of the dryer is hot to the touch, chances are that lint accumulation is the culprit.
In the interim, between now and your dryer vent cleaning appointment, follow these guidelines that will create a more efficient overall dryer functionality:
- Clean your dryer’s lint trap before or after every single load of laundry that you dry.
- Air dry heavier clothing and bedding to prevent lint from massing within your dryer lint trap or vents.
- Do not run the dryer when you or someone capable is not at home.
- Keep the area around your dryer clear of any items that could ignite. If your dryer is in need of a good cleaning, then it might run hotter than usual, and this could potentially cause items near your dryer to ignite.
If you would like more information on our dryer cleaning service near Eagan, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us to Request an Appointment.