How often do you use your dryer? If you're like most Americans and residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, you use your dryer at least once a week. Imagine life without your dryer. Without a fully functional dryer, your laundry routine, your health, and your safety are at risk. One of the most neglected general maintenance tasks in any home, dirty dryer vents can lead to all sorts of problems. Among other things, mold can build up in the vent & ruin the fresh smell you were hoping for.
As your dryer does its job, it also collects lint, dust, and other debris. However, approximately 25% of what is not collected by your lint trap accumulates within the dryer vent over time which ultimately leads to a clog. As your dryer vent becomes more congested and clogged, your dryer has to work harder to fulfill its maximum efficiency. That debris within your dryer vent can release back into the air you breathe indoors, however, it is also a safety hazard.
In between loads of laundry you are to clean the lint trap. However, consistent removal doesn't eliminate all of the debris. A dirty dryer vent won’t just affect your laundry routine; it can actually negatively impact your safety. A clogged or congested dryer vent can easily start a housefire, but a Fresh Air Matters dryer vent cleaning service can help you maintain your dryer's maximum efficiency, improve your overall health, and avoid disaster while making the process of doing laundry easy.
When To Schedule Your Dryer Vent Service
If you answer YES to any of the following questions, do not hesitate to contact Fresh Air Matters and schedule your dryer vent cleaning.
Is your dryer taking multiple cycles to dry?
Does your dryer get hot when you turn it on?
Do you feel moisture coming from your dryer?
Is your dryer not heating up at all?
Do you see a lot of lint inside your lint trap?
Do you see a lot of lint on the floor and in the back of your dryer?
Do you see a lot of lint on your outside exit vent?
Is there any air coming out of your outside exit vent?
There are many things that contribute to the proper operation of a clothes dryer, the venting is perhaps the most critical. Below we describe a dryer’s functions and how its venting plays a part.
Moisture Dryer Function: One of the most important functions of a dryer is the elimination of moisture recovered during the heating of damp clothing. This moisture is held in the warm air produced by the dryer as humidity and is normally expelled to the outdoors through the dryer’s vent. If this air cannot be adequately removed, poor drying will result. This moisture can also condense into pools of water in the dryer vent, eventually leaking out. Any moisture accumulation inside the dryer ducting is a sign of poor venting which should be looked into.
Heat Function: Heat is another important function of a dryer. Many current dryer models have one-time, non-resettable, thermal fuse or safety. These safety devices will open should the dryer’s vent not be installed properly or if it becomes restricted. Once this happens, the dryer will no longer heat and will require the part to be replaced to correct the condition. On some dryer designs, (usually gas) failure of one of these thermal fuses will totally stop dryer operation altogether.
If you notice an issue with the functionality of your dryer, it may not be due to your dryer vent. In the case where this is the case, you need to contact an appliance professional. Do not wait until it's too late! Have Fresh Air Matters clean your dryer vent TODAY.
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