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Dryer Vent Cleaning Benefits

Professional dryer vent cleaning offers many benefits. Dryer Vent Wizard Twin Cities will make sure your dryer vents are installed properly and that your dryer can run safely. 

Reduce Risk of Dryer Fire

As lint collects in the dryer vent system, the dryer can overheat, throw a spark and cause a fire. It’s so simple but so dangerous. To decrease the risk of a dryer fire, leading manufacturers recommend professional dryer vent cleaning and inspection once a year. With regular cleaning, excess lint is removed and any issues with the venting system can be resolved to greatly reduce the chance of a fire. 

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Gas dryers can be a carbon monoxide poisoning risk if not properly maintained. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and difficult to detect. Dryer vents clogged with lint or obstructed by animal nests prevent exhaust fumes from exiting the vent line. When the line is obstructed, harmful gases can build up inside the home, creating a serious risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Dryer vent cleaning restores proper ventilation to prevent poisoning. 

Eliminate Mold Issues

One of the most important functions of a dryer vent system is to eliminate moisture during the drying process. A full load of wet clothes placed in a dryer contains about half a gallon of water. A clean and properly installed dryer vent is critical to ensure that water is expelled outdoors during the drying cycle. If the moisture isn’t escaping through the dryer vent, it can cause mold growth. Mold growth in homes can lead to structural damage as well as many health problems, such as respiratory issues or allergic reactions. 

Clogged dryer vents cause moisture to condense into pools of water in the dryer vent. This then mixes with excess lint and sticks to the vent walls. This clogs the vent further and creates the perfect conditions for mold and mildew growth. Water in vents can also begin to leak out of vent joints, facilitating mold growth outside of the vent line as well. 

Dryer vent cleaning removes any clogs and excess lint so the moisture can escape outside and prevent mold growth in your vents or home.

Energy Savings

Lint accumulation, clogs or animal nests in dryer vents can cause restricted airflow. This causes the dryer to work harder to expel the moisture and heat and can even cause it to stop working. Without proper airflow, it will take your dryer longer to dry the clothes, meaning you’ll need to run it longer or for more than one cycle. This increases your energy costs. With professional cleaning by Dryer Vent Wizard Twin Cities, you can save $18-24 per month on your utility bill! Help the environment, your home and your wallet by helping your dryer use less energy per cycle. 

Extend Dryer Life

When a dryer starts performing poorly, taking longer to dry clothes or overheating, people often believe it is a mechanical issue, and they start shopping for a new dryer. In reality, the source of the problem may not be a malfunctioning appliance at all, but rather an accumulation of lint or other debris in the dryer vent line. Professional inspection and dryer vent cleaning can bring your dryer back to life, helping it function to its original capability. By eliminating unneeded stress on your dryer, you can extend its useful life.

Increase Clothing Life

Excessive wear to clothing may be caused by needing to run longer drying cycles to compensate for poor dryer performance caused by blockages in the dryer vent line. Over time, whether as a result of excessive heat or longer cycle times, clothing fibers can break apart or fray more quickly than if heat were properly expelled from the dryer and clothes were dried in the minimum or normal amount of time. By removing any lint, debris or obstructions from the dryer vent line, regular airflow will be restored and the dryer will function more efficiently. This means less wear and damage on your clothes, ultimately, helping them last longer. 

Save Time

One of the most common symptoms of a clogged or obstructed dryer vent is increased drying time. If your clothes come out of a normal cycle damp, it may be due to restricted airflow in the dryer vent system. Dryer Vent Wizard’s professional dryer vent cleaning service removes lint, animal nests and other obstructions from the dryer vent line, restoring proper airflow and shortening your drying cycle time. Save time doing laundry with our dryer vent cleaning service.

To schedule dryer vent cleaning in the Twin Cities area, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626 or contact us