Many of us realize the importance of cleaning out the lint trap on our clothes dryers each time we dry a load of clothes. It’s a safety measure that we are familiar with and can easily do ourselves. However, most of us overlook or aren’t aware that the full dryer exhaust duct needs to be cleaned regularly as well. The dryer exhaust duct connects to the back of the dryer and vents hot air out of the home.
There are a couple of important factors to be aware of where dryer vent cleaning is concerned. While safety is top of mind, so too is the energy efficient operation of your clothes dryer. For example, when a dryer vent is largely clogged with debris and lint, a load of towels can take up to 3 times longer to dry thoroughly. This means that your clothes dryer will have to work harder and longer to complete the job. As a result, it uses more energy and the cost of your monthly utility bills is going to increase.
Energy efficiency is a key issue that most homeowners are concerned about because of costly and negative impacts on the environment. Much of the length of your dryer exhaust duct cannot be reached or cleaned without the use of specialized tools that only a certified indoor air quality specialist has.
To clean your dryer vent properly, you will need to hire a National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) certified company like Dapper Ducts to ensure that it functions properly and works as efficiently as possible. Though there are numerous dryer vent cleaning services in Washington D.C, Virginia and Maryland, ask for referrals from your family and friends to call in the best company for the job, Dapper Ducts, Inc.
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