When was the last time you cleaned your dryer vent? Last year? Or maybe it never occurred to you that it needed cleaning.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, approximately 2,900 dryer fires are reported yearly, resulting in five deaths, 100 injuries, and $35 million in property damage. The leading cause of these fires is the failure to clean dryer vents.
This blog post will show you how to clean your dryer vents to avoid a fire hazard and give yourself peace of mind.
How to Clean Your Dryer Vents
- Disconnect the dryer from the power source.
- Remove the exhaust hose from the back of the dryer.
- Vacuum out the inside and outside of the hose with a vacuum cleaner that has a hose attachment.
- Vacuum out the lint trap with the vacuum cleaner’s hose attachment.
- Reattach the exhaust hose to the back of the dryer and turn on the power source.
- Run the dryer on its highest setting for 30 minutes to blow out any remaining lint or debris.
- Repeat this process every six months or as needed.
Why Cleaning Your Dryer Vents is Important
Cleaning your dryer vents is essential for maintaining proper airflow and preventing fires. If you don’t clean your dryer vent regularly, lint and other debris build up in the vent, restricting airflow and causing the dryer to overheat. Lint is highly combustible; if there’s enough in your vent, it could start a fire.
A clogged dryer vent also results in your dryer working harder to do its job. Thus, cleaning your vents regularly will save money on energy bills.
Contact Air Rescue Today!
Cleaning and maintaining your dryer vents regularly will minimize your need for costly repairs and premature replacement. Our experienced technicians can clean your vents for top safety and peak performance.
If you have questions about your HVAC system or want to schedule a maintenance appointment, contact Air Rescue today! We would be happy to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.