Failure to clean out the dryer lint tray will reduce the efficiency of your dryer. However, failing to clean out the dryer ducts on a regular basis can lead to a number of other issues that can cost you both time and money. Failure to perform either of these actions can have serious consequences, especially when it comes to dryer duct cleaning.
Consider the following consequences of failing to clean your home’s dryer ducts:
• Time -If your dryer ductwork is not cleaned at least once a year, it will eventually take multiple cycles to dry your clothes.
The dryer is intended to remove hot, moist air from your clothes.
• Money – Dirty ductwork causes your clothes to come out of the dryer too hot. This means more wear and tear on your clothes, as well as more strain on the dryer, which reduces its lifespan and increases the frequency with which you must replace items.
• Fire Safety- Every year, homes are destroyed or damaged by dryer fires. A clogged dryer vent will eventually produce too much heat, causing the lint to catch fire.
Make it a point to have your dryer duct cleaning at least once a year to ensure that your dryer is as efficient and safe as possible. Find out what you can do to improve your laundry experience by speaking with a local dryer vent cleaner or home supply store.