The dryer vent is an essential element every home today. Yet it is surprising how something that is an integral part of where we live can be a contributing to so many disasters in many homes. From safety issues to health issues, dryer vents can make living in our homes comfortable and safe, or absolutely miserable.
Below are 5 reasons to have your dryer vent cleaned by a professional.
Safety. Lint that has collected in the dryer vent is a fire hazard. The National Fire Protection Association estimates around 3,000 fires involves dryers every year. Dirty dryer is the leading cause of dryer fires in which Clothes dryers accounted for 92% of the fires. Lint that accumulates in dryers contributes to a third of the dryer fires reported each year.
To improve your dryer’s efficiency. If you have a clogged dryer with lint and other debris, it will not allow moisture to vent to the outdoors as it should. As a result, the dryer has to run longer to dry each load. In turn, that extra cycle time uses more energy and increases wear on your dryer.
To improve your home’s air quality. Poor and contaminated air flow results in poor air quality which can affect the health of the occupants of your apartment. The average household collects about 40 pounds of dirt, dust and allergens in its air ducts and dryer vent each year. Dirty dryer, for the most part, contributes to your poor indoor air quality. Cleaning your dryer vent helps prevent contaminants from re-circulating everywhere in your apartment. Thus, ensuring a much improved air quality.
Investing in cleaning today saves money tomorrow. An industry standard dryer vent cleaning is cheaper than the cost of fire damage and injury. It’s even cheaper than making a claim to insurance company. In addition, the cost of cleaning your dryer today is less than the cost to replace or repair a fault dryer that is caused by dirty dryers.
Prevent Rodent and Insect Infestations. A dirty dryer vent is a great way to attract a variety of pests to your home. Lint and debris deposits in and around the outflow pipe provide the perfect environment for a number insects and rodents. Rodents like rats in particular love to take up residence in a cozy, debris-clogged vent. Because it dryer vents also provide humid micro-climate surrounding, it is a prime breeding ground for termites and ants.
A dryer vent can also lead to an increase of mold in your home. This is because it releases moisture and hot air outside. The moisture can sometimes create wet spots inside the vent tubes. Built-up lint can get caught in these wet spots and create mold. This wet lint can also stick to the inside of the vent’s tube making it more difficult to clean by yourself.
This is why it is imperative to employ the services of a professional dryer vent cleaning company such as ABC Cleaning, Inc to effectively clean your dryer vent.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best-trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Please give us a call today at (407) 381-2120. We are here to help!