Dirty and clogged dryer vents cause a multitude of problems. As humid air exits the dryer and your home through the dryer vent it also leaves lint trapped to the duct walls. This accumulates over time and clogs the duct. The two main problems with this are reduced efficiency and fire.
Almost 15,000 fires per year begin in the laundry room. As lint clogs the dryer vent it can overheat and start a fire that burns through the duct catching the rest of the house on fire. This leads to 97 million dollars in property damage each year and 10 fatalities.
Dirty dryer vents also cause the machine to be far less efficient. You may have noticed that it takes a longer cycle than usual to dry a load. The problem may be that the dryer is not able to vent the wet air to the outside and it stays inside the machine. Not only does it take longer to dry clothes but it will also lead to increased electric usage. People find that they finish laundry faster and save about $15 per month after cleaning the vents.
To solve this problem you should have your dryer vent cleaned regularly. Clean the lint trap after every load and keep the area under and beside the dryer clear of clutter and debris. H2O cleans your dryer vent from end to end. We run our higher powered vacuum and brush system from the dryer all the way to the exit vent of your home. Doing this removes all of the dust and debris from the duct. This allows air to flow safely to the outside of the home uninterrupted.
- Reduced fire risk
- Reduced drying time
- Reduced energy cost