Most major appliances have a “get it and forget it” maintenance routine –plug in the refrigerator, install the stove, and ignite the hot water heater. But one tool that you use every week really does need some care in order to improve safety and save money. You need to schedule a dryer vent cleaning.
Protect your family
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, clothes dryers cause about 2,900 house fires each year, and about a third are due to built up debris. When the ventilation pathway is blocked, it will be unable to let the hot air escape and produce an unsafe amount of heat. Then the flammable lint can catch fire.
Lower Costs With Faster Drying Times
Investing in professional dryer vent hose cleaning will keep the machine running efficiently. The more lint that clogs the pathway, the more energy the machine will use. More energy= more money and more time.
Annual service reduces the drying time per load. A dryer with a blocked vent can take 3 to 4 times as long to dry. Large capacity loads, like bedding and comforters, might take several cycles to dry. If you aren’t able to restart the dryer, the clothes can get musty or moldy.
You spent a lot of money buying a quality appliance, so take advantage of all that technology by keeping it clean.
Keep Your Clothes Looking Sharp
Heat deteriorates the fibers in cloth. With repeated drying, the clothes can become stretched out and worn. When the unit is working at peak performance, the preset temperatures and times will provide optimum results. When clothing gets tossed into an inefficient dryer, your clothes are subject to more wear and tear per drying session.
Can I Do It Myself?
Well don’t delegate all the work to the dryer vent cleaning professionals! Keep the exterior tidy by wiping it down with a cloth dampened with water and vinegar every week to remove dust, detergent spills, and other buildup.
You should always clean the lint screen after every laundry load, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. You should also use an inexpensive flexible dryer lint brush to clean the lint trap cavity. Or try using the crevice attachment on your vacuum cleaner to suck up the lint stuck to the sides.
You might be able to clean the tube between the machine and the outdoors, depending on its location. If your dryer 1) vents straight to the outside, 2) is relatively short, and 3) on the first floor, you can definitely attempt it. Use a shop vac and that dryer vent cleaning brush.
However, if your unit is in the center of the house, is over 8 feet long, has a 90* turn, or is inaccessible, call PMG Restoration with their specialized equipment and expertise.
Dryer Vent Cleaning In Tacoma
Our dryer vent cleaning professionals at PMG Restoration are committed to excellence and treating all Tacoma customers with compassion and respect. The safety of our customers is the number one priority. As a minority and female-owned business, we strive to create an environment where our customers feel safe and understand that their safety is our number one priority.