Spring is here and it’s a great time to add dryer vent cleaning to your spring cleaning list.
Dryer vent repair is necessary if the weather or small animals have caused damage. You may find that your dryer vent hood is cracked or your dryer vent is covered with moss and other debris.
This is the time of year that everyone is washing windows and siding, sweeping and pulling weeds from the garden. Once this is done, the old cracked dryer vent hood covered with debris can stick out like a sore thumb. To avoid this, check your dryer vent when you’re doing your regular seasonal maintenance. Make sure the vent flaps open when the dryer is running and close when it is off. Keep in mind that it is not normal for even old dryers to take more than one cycle to dry a load of laundry. This is a sure sign of an air-flow problem, likely caused by lint build-up. This build-up not only causes fire, but it also adds fuel to help the fire spread out of control.
Keep up with the regular seasonal maintenance of your dryer vent and you will increase your dryer’s air-flow, save energy and have better dryer performance. Most importantly, it will help keep you and your family safe from dryer fires.