If we’re being honest here, laundry is usually considered a rather monotonous chore: sort your colors, load it in the washer, hang it up or toss in the dryer, fold it all up, and put it away. Then, you have to start it all over again. One task, however, that should forever be a part of your laundry “to-do list” is checking the dryer vent. This ever so important part of the laundry list is actually a vital part of your home’s maintenance as dryer vents can become clogged, build up heat, and start a fire. Cleaning the lint trap is something anyone doing laundry each time they start a new load, but having the dryer vent cleaned is something a professional at Mister Quik should do for you.
How Often Should We Have Our Dryer Vent Cleaned?
Experts suggest homeowners have their dryer vent cleaned annually, regardless of how many loads you do a day/week. But, it must be said that even once a year may not be ideal, especially if you do laundry a LOT. Large families or those with young children should definitely consider having it done at least twice a year. Consider the following signs you may need to have your vent clogged soon.
- The dryer takes longer than usual to fully dry the load
- Clothes are exceptionally hot when taken out of the dryer
- The dryer top is hot to the touch
- The flapper valve on the outside of the house is not opening properly or at all
In cases like the above, it’s highly likely that the vent is being blocked by built-up lint or other pieces of fabric, string, or other materials. At that point, make a quick call to Mister Quik, as continuing to use the dryer will only increase the clog.
What You Need to Know about Dryer Vent Cleaning in Lebanon, Indiana
It only stands to reason that homeowners can reduce the clogs in the dryer by cleaning the lint trap with every load dried. This will limit the lint sucked up in the vent, however, even those who constantly keep a clean lint trap are not immune. Particles can pass through the wire mesh and accumulate on the walls of the dryer’s vent.
While some homeowners attempt to clean their dryer vent on their own, experts advise that you trust the task to professionals like Mister Quik. These experienced technicians have all the correct tools to clean all of the ducts. Most people don’t realize quite how long the duct really is, and if you don’t have the right tools, much of the vent will go uncleaned, making blockages much more likely.
The technician will use a rotating, bendable brush and a vacuum to reach far into the vent, much further than anyone could possibly reach on their own. Then the HVAC tech will test the dryer vent duct with a specialized airflow meter to make certain it’s appropriately cleaned. Homeowners who turn this job over to professionals save time and frustration. Further, they make absolutely certain that the home is protected from dryer-caused fires.
Advantages of Dryer Vent Cleaning in Lebanon, Indiana
Other than protecting your home from one of the over 10,000 fires that occur every year from dryer-related incidents, having a professional dryer vent cleaning in Lebanon, Indiana offers a number of other advantages.
- Improved Dryer Performance
After cleaning the dryer vent, your dryer should see a definite efficiency improvement. Clothes should dry faster, saving them from the wear and tear of extended drying times.
- Lower Gas/Electric Bills
When the dryer runs efficiently, energy bills will cost less for each load of laundry. This will cut your bills significantly over a year’s time.
- Fewer Repairs Needed
By keeping your vent cleaned on a regular basis, the dryer itself will not have to run as hard or long to dry the clothes. By running fewer loads and for a shorter time period, the dryer is less likely to need overuse-related repairs.
- The Dryer Will Last Longer
It only stands to reason that a clean dryer reducing the need for repairs will also last longer than one that is constantly clogging up.
Who do you call?
To learn more about dryer cleaning professionals here in Lebanon, Indiana, get in touch with the experts at Mister Quik Home Service. We will immediately set up a time for one of our technicians to inspect your dryer vent and make it lint-free. We are committed to giving you the best customer service imaginable and do our best to make the whole process as quick and painless as possible.