Benefits of keeping your dryer duct clean
Have you ever thought about how many times you use your dryer each year? A study done by Procter & Gamble reports that the average household does 600 loads of laundry annually. That’s a lot of dirty clothes and towels that we’re washing and drying. While you’re throwing your laundry into the dryer, how much thought are you giving to cleaning your dryer vent? Many of us use our dryers regularly without considering the possible risks associated with a plugged dryer duct.
The benefits of dryer duct cleaning
- A regular dryer vent cleaning can improve the efficiency of your dryer and reduce the risk of a fire in your home. Lint is a leading cause of combustion and accounts for 28% of all residential dryer fires.
- A blocked vent leads to increased energy consumption by your dryer. Having your dryer vent cleaned can not only help you prevent a house fire, but it can also help you save money through reduced energy bills.
- Properly maintained dryer vents enable your dryer to work more efficiently, which extends the life of your dryer. The dryer will last longer.
- Your clothes will dry quicker. When your dryer overheats, it has the potential to damage fibers in your clothes. A clean dryer vent will allow the dryer to dry a full load of laundry in about 50-60 minutes.