Winter is just around the corner. As you begin preparing your home for the cold months ahead, it is important you don’t neglect your dryer vents. In addition to starting up the furnace, cleaning the chimney and other winter preparation tasks; dryer vent cleaning is another task that is essential to the comfort and well-being of your household. At Dryer Vent Wizard we provide dryer vent cleaning for St Paul and the surrounding areas and are here to tell you more about this ever-important task.
The threat of a dryer fire increases as the temperature outside drops, and with our cold winters here in Minnesota, that means professional dryer vent cleaning is essential. Dryer vent cleaning is crucial at all times of the year but especially before the winter hits. Why? Cleaning the dryer vents ensures minimum buildup of lint in the lint filter as well as the seamless passage of air in the exhaust vents. And, it is even more important that the clothes dryer remains lint-free during winter because this is the season when you tend to use heavy clothing and bedding to keep the cold away. While drying, an air stream will sweep through the clothes blowing the lint off these bulky fabrics, trapping it in the lint filter. In fact, the thicker the clothing, the more lint is produced. This is the reason why more lint accumulates in your dryer during winter. Lint is highly flammable and the possibility of a dryer fire breakout increases with lint buildup.
So, when was the last time you had dryer vent cleaning? If you’re not sure then now is the time to do it. Here is a few more things you can do until your dryer vent cleaning:
- 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.
And, while these may help your drying experience, it is still essential to schedule your dryer vent cleaning as soon as possible. A professional dryer vent cleaning company like Dryer Vent Wizard has the expert tools and experience needed to get your system cleaned right the first time.
So, don’t put it off any longer! Help protect your home this winter and call the professionals at Dryer Vent Wizard today!
For more information on dryer vent cleaning for your St Paul home, call Dryer Vent Wizard at 651-792-5626, or you can contact us.