Why Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent?

Why Should You Clean Your Dryer Vent?
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As a general rule, you should have your dryer vents inspected and cleaned by a professional at least once per year. This is an essential service you should never overlook.

Lint accumulation can increase the risk of fire when vents aren’t serviced on an annual basis. But dryer vent cleaning can also provide additional, less obvious benefits.

Dry Your Clothes More Efficiently

Just as cleaning your HVAC system’s air ducts improves your heating and cooling efficiency, dryer vent cleaning will boost your laundry machine’s functionality.

The accumulation of lint in the filter causes moist air to become trapped in the drum. When that blockage is removed and moisture can escape, your dryer will dry your clothes much faster. You’ll also use less energy as a result, meaning your utility costs will likely go down.

Save on Repair Costs

The lint accumulation in your dryer vent creates blockages that force the appliance to work harder. This in turn leads to greater wear and tear that causes your dryer to age prematurely and experience more frequent breakdowns. Regular vent cleaning will eliminate this issue and help you maximize your dryer’s lifespan.

Boost Your Curb Appeal

If your home’s siding looks dirty or discolored around the dryer vent, it’s probably due to lint buildup in the hose.

While pressure washing can restore the beauty of your home’s exterior, having your dryer vent cleaned will ensure that that dingy look won’t return. Air will also flow more smoothly through the vent instead of being trapped by lint and debris.

Schedule Your Annual Dryer Vent Cleaning Today!

If you haven’t had your dryer vents cleaned this year, Chesapeake Property Services can help you get ahead of the game. To schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, call us at (410) 661-4235 or contact us online.