Proper maintenance on all appliances extends their life and reduces the need for repair bill. Anything we can do in today's troubled economy helps.
Your dryer doesn't require much; it really just needs proper air-flow to work efficiently. Where do you think the heat and moisture are going when clothes are drying? It sure isn't staying in the dryer drum...or is it?
- Have you noticed your dryer taking more than one cycle to dry your clothes?
- Are your clothes very hot when you remove them from the dryer?
- Have you noticed a moldy smell in your laundry when you remove it from the dryer?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, have you considered replacing your dryer? I hope not! Your dryer is functioning fine it just isn't getting the ventilation it needs to give you the desired results.
The most common culprit causing the above mentioned symptoms is reduced air-flow caused by lint build-up. Lint is combustible and will cause a fire that will spread quickly throughout your home.
A clogged dryer exhaust system causes your dryer to over work, costing you more money in utility bills.
Lint build-up in the dryer vent system causes your dryer to over work, resulting in expensive repair bills when the appliance breaks down.
Dryer vent cleaning reduces the wear and tear on the dryer and motor, reducing utility bills and preventing a dryer fire.
Gina M. Fazil is a franchise owner/operator of Dryer Vent Wizard (DVW), Dry Clothes, Safe Homes, a home service franchise based in Sacramento, CA. DVW specializes in dryer vent cleaning, repair, replacement and alterations. http://www.dryerventwizard.com services keep dryers functioning properly, prevent dryer fires and reduce energy costs.