When was the last time you had your dryer vent professionally cleaned? If you are unsure, or if it has been more than one year since your last cleaning, you may want to schedule a service. In addition to being a safety hazard, a clogged dryer vent can end up causing damage to your dryer and expose you to the need for costly repairs or even a full unit replacement. If your dryer seems to be working overtime just to dry a normal load of laundry, or if you notice a burning odor when you use your dryer, it is important you discontinue use and contact a professional as soon as possible.
Reasons to have your dryer vent professionally cleaned include:
- It can reduce your risk of a fire: According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), clothes dryers were the cause of more than 15,500 U.S. home fires in 2010. While dryer lint filters catch a considerable amount of lint, roughly 50 percent of lint fibers produced by your clothes pass through these screens and accumulate in your dryer vent over time, restricting airflow and creating a considerable fire hazard if not cleaned periodically.
- It can keep your dryer working properly: Dryers work by pushing hot, moist air out, allowing clothing to dry. When a dryer duct is clogged, your dryer is unable to expel hot air as designed, requiring it to work twice or even three times as hard to dry your clothes. This can cause your dryer to overheat and be more prone to malfunction, reducing its overall lifespan.
- It can help you save electricity: Since your dryer needs to work overtime to dry your clothes, it also ends up using far more energy than it should. A clogged vent can cost you anywhere from an extra $0.50 to $3.00 per load of laundry – an amount which can easily add up to hundreds of dollars over time.
- It is more thorough than a DIY kit: While do-it-yourself duct cleaning kits may be inexpensive, they are less thorough than professional cleanings and can end up leaving homeowners with a false sense of security thinking that they have eliminated the fire risk. In some cases, these devices can end up worsening the problem by further compacting the lint, creating blockages.
If your dryer vent is exhibiting signs of being clogged, or if you simply want to play it safe and have your vent cleaned, it is important you choose a team of professionals who can do a thorough and precise job. At NOA Services, our licensed, bonded, and insured Dallas dryer vent cleaning technicians have the know-how and state-of-the-art equipment to help restore your dryer duct to optimal condition. With customer-focused service and a dedication to leaving every jobsite cleaner than we found it, you can choose us with confidence knowing that the job will be done right the first time around – no excuses.
To find out more about what we can do for you, call us today at (469) 208-4040.