Dryer Vent Cleaning | Liberty Softwash
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Safety is #1
Dryer vents filled with lint, dust, and dirt won’t work well and can cause higher energy bills. If your dryer once dryed wet loads in one cycle or less but now needs two or even three, consider calling Liberty Softwash to schedule your professional dryer vent cleaning.
Reasons to Have your Vents Cleaned
1. Energy efficiency. Over time, your dryer vent (which carries away water vapor produced by the clothes drying process) gradually gets clogged with dust, lint and hair from your laundry.
Obviously, a blocked vent won’t do its job as well, meaning that the dryer spin cycles will become less efficient and drying times will be two or three times longer than normal. Besides the increased wear and tear, your dryer will require more electricity or gas to operate, raising your fuel bills.
2. Relative humidity regulation. Another side effect of a clogged dryer vent is higher indoor humidity. The lint buildup inside the venting system acts like a sponge, absorbing and holding moisture from the dryer, rather than channeling it safely outdoors.
This raises the relative humidity above the ideal of 30-50%, leading to dampness-related problems such as condensation on your windows. If untreated, the eventual result is likely to be mold damage to your house.
3. Safety for your home and family. Clogged vents threaten your household’s safety. They increase the likelihood of short circuits and other electrical hazards and in the case of gas dryers, prevent proper exhausting of carbon monoxide. In addition, they cause the dryer to overheat, a serious fire risk. The U.S. Fire Administration reports an annual 100 injuries, five deaths and $35,000,000 in property loss from residential clothes dryer fires. The leading cause of dryer fires? Quite simply, failure to clean the dryer.