Common Dryer Vent Questions
Efficient air flow is extremely important for your dryer. Dryers function by using heating up your wet clothes and pushing the hot wet air that's created during this process outward. Pushing that hot air and moisture is what allows your clothing to dry, but during the process, you dryer also pushes out a lot lint, which can over time build up your dryer vents and make your dryer work less efficiently.
The professionals at Mighty Duct, Inc offer dryer vent cleaning services to help keep your Grand Island home's dryer in the best condition possible at all times. But many of our clients have a number of questions about dryer vents and our cleaning services. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions:
Why is dryer vent cleaning so important?
Annual dryer vent cleaning will reduce the amount of time that it takes to dry a load of laundry, which in tun will increase your Grand Island home's energy efficiency. It will also mean that your dryer will experience more wear-and-tear in a shorter period of time. On top of that, dryer vents become major fire hazards when their vents aren't cleaned.
Lint is what blocks the dryer vents, and because it's so flammable, any clogging of your dryer vent can easily lead to a fire. This is one of the most pressing reasons that we recommend you have your dryer vents cleaned annually and inspected any time you notice your dryer becoming less efficient.
How often should I clean my dryer vents?
Most dryer vents need to be cleaned about once every year, although some dryer vents do need more attention. Some of the factors that contribute to how often your Gran Island home's dryer vents need to be cleaned include:
- How many people use the dryer regularly.
- Whether or not the dryer is more than ten years old.
- The length of your dryer vents.
- The amount of "turns" in the dryer vent ducts.
During an inspection, our professional can recommend how frequently you should have your dryer vents cleaned.
Should I hire a professional or do this task on my own?
Unless you have professional training and experience, it's probably best that you hire a professional to clean the dryer vents in your Grand Island home. It isn't very difficult to find instructions on how to clean dryer vents online, but the dryer vents in most homes are very difficult to clean, thanks to turns in their designs and the length of the vents. Our professionals use advanced tools and procedures to thoroughly clean dryer vents in a way that a vast majority of homeowners will not be able to do on their own.