Dryers provide us with all sorts of benefits in our home including convenience and even warmth, but aside from the positive aspects, your dryer can actually “hurt” you in the long run if it is not taken care of properly. Apart from what you may believe about your dryer vent’s service timeline, a cleaning and inspection is required AT LEAST one time per year to ensure it is efficient, safe and effective for your family home. Dryers that do not work properly due to a blockage or some debris, can pose as a high fire risk for your home. This unfortunately places you and your family in danger and can cause permanent disaster to your home. It is crucial that you and everyone in the community are educated about dryer vent maintenance This will ensure everyone is on the same page, aware, and ready to take their home dryer vent maintenance seriously. Below are listed, the “Do’s and Don’ts” of dryer vent care:
– Throw out any and all dryer sheets including fabric softeners that are left in the dryer.
– Clean and remove any lint that is trapped to avoid the possible risk of fire. Lint that is trapped will prevent air flow from flowing properly and also cause your machine to work inefficiently.
– Have your dryer vent installed, cleaned and maintenance by a professional regularly including having your exhaust ducts cleaned thoroughly.
– Opt for new technology to help your dryer work more efficiently. For example, dryer balls help to cut drying time significantly due to their ability to absorb water.
– When drying your clothes it is vital to remember what clothes are safe and which ones are not safe to put into the dryer.
– Bras or delicate items should not be put into the dryer because of their fabric and ability to deform or lose elasticity.
– Wool and or silk should not be put inside the dryer because they will be damaged.