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Why Should I Have My Dryer Vent Cleaned?

Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk

Brandon Kirk is the owner of Planet Duct-Air Duct Cleaning. As a NADCA Certified Air-Duct Cleaning Specialist, he has extensive experience servicing air ducts in El Paso County and the Southern CO region since 2019.

There’s nothing more important to us than the safety of you and your loved ones. Ensuring that our neighbors throughout Colorado Springs are informed and safe regarding topics like clothes dryer fires is just one of the ways that we aim to protect the community. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned has benefits that promote safety, lengthen the life of your machine, and reduce your electricity bills.

At Planet Duct we have seen firsthand the benefits and the downfalls of dryer vents. When not adequately cleaned on an annual basis they have the potential to cause severe fires putting your family and home at risk. Here you can find more information about the importance of hiring a professional dryer cleaner or a video description of why dryer vent cleaning is important from our CEO.  

Benefits of Dryer Vent Cleaning

As a local dryer vent company in Colorado Springs, Planet duct feels strongly about taking precautionary or preventative measures to ensure the safety of your home. Having a professional dryer vent cleaner clean your dryer vents can have a lasting effect on your dryer’s performance and risk level. Below are a few things that regular maintenance and dryer vent cleaning will provide you. 

Dryer Efficiency

Although it may seem like a stretch, it is true that you can see an increase in your dryer’s efficiency after a dryer vent cleaning. This is simply because the dryer vent blockages have been removed. A dryer needs to be able to release the heat and gasses safely out of the house. If there is a blockage the heat will get trapped and cause the dryer to work harder than it needs to. Additionally, blockages can create harmful backpressure. 

Dryer Fires

Blockages in your dryer are caused by built-up lent, clothes themselves, animal homes, and many more flammable items. These objects can hold the heat and compress it, causing a fire. Or a spark can be ignited from the machine causing the blockage (fule for the fire) to engulf in flames. It is also common for these fires to be caused by electrical mishaps. All of these possibilities combined and the risk of your dryer catching on fire can cause your dryer to catch on fire and eventually destroy your home. Luckily you can prevent devastating dryer fires caused by clogged vents.

Reduce Your Electricity Bill

Similar to that of the efficiency of the dryer in addition to the blockages allowing your machine to work more efficiently this will have a monetary benefit as well. Simply if the machine is working harder than it will require more electricity to dry your clothes. If it doesn’t have to work as hard it will not cost you as much on your monthly electricity bill. 

Dry Clothes Faster

Gone are the days of drying your clothes 1-3 times to get them completely dry. Now that you have a clean dryer vent your machine is running more efficiently and will be able to dry your clothes in one cycle. This again will save you money per laundry load. 

Dryer Lifespan

According to Sears Home Blog, your dryer should last approximately 10-13 years. The most effective way to extend this period or ensure that it lasts this long is to clean the dryer screen after each use and most importantly regularly clean the vents leading outside. In order to lengthen the life of your machine, you will need to have your dryer vents cleaned regularly by a professional.  

Protect Your Investment  

By having your dryer vents cleaned by a professional you will be protecting your investment. Homes are costly and a house fire can be devastating without even considering the risk of losing one of your loved ones to a fire. You have invested a lot of time and money into building a home and a family so don’t let a little clogged dryer affect that. 

Dryer Vent Fumes  

If your dryer vents are clogged the fumes from the heating process will not be able to escape. As a result, they will eventually leak into your home. These fumes are not healthy and should be vented to the outside of your home. Instead, they are now being released and most likely spread throughout your home through your air duct system. 

Preserve Clothing

Repeatedly dying your clothes will cause them to become damaged or wear out quicker than they need be. By making your dryer more efficient you can ensure that your clothes have less risk of being damaged.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

By making sure that your dryer vents are clean you can also ensure that your indoor air quality is clean. If the gasses are not leaking into your home then your air will be cleaner. Additionally, if your dryer resides in a small room the steam from the dryer can cause the room to form mold which can negatively affect your indoor air quality. 

Professional Dryer Vent Cleaning | Planet Duct

Whether as a single service or part of a bundle with air duct cleaning services, we are happy to connect with you for a professional dryer vent cleaning. Our NADCA certified professionals will tackle any situation with care and expertise so that you can live better and breathe better. At Planet Duct our certified professionals will not only clean your air ducts but they will also inspect them to ensure that they are doing their jobs correctly. Contact us to learn more about how we can help!

There’s nothing more important to us than safety, so we want to make sure our neighbors throughout Colorado Springs are informed of the importance of preventing clothes dryer fires. Having your dryer vent professionally cleaned has benefits that promote safety, lengthen the life of your machine, and reduce your electricity bills.

Educational Video Transcription

Hey everybody, it’s Brandon with Planet Duct air duct cleaning in Colorado Springs. Lately, I’ve received a lot of questions about the importance of having clothes dryer vents professionally cleaned, so I wanted to present the benefits of this often overlooked service.