Dryer vent cleaning should not wait until the vent is clogged. Dryer vents should be cleaned preventively before problems occur. How often? The answer depends on your installation and the use of your dryer. In some cases, it is important to periodically clean the dryer vent as a preventative measure every 5 years. In other cases, it is not necessary. If the duct is very short, say one meter, you can clean it yourself with a vacuum cleaner. Preventative dryer vent cleaning is a good way to save on your electricity bills. Improperly cleaned dryer vents frequently cause fires, but preventing such fires is so easy.
Here are some important tips to keep your dryer running efficiently:
- Examine the condition of the damper outside your home and this is what you need to do to get your ducts professionally cleaned.
- It is very important to regularly clean the basket that is located inside your unit.
- Make sure the dryer fuse in the electrical box is always good.
- If your laundry dries for an extremely long time and remains wet even after the appliance is turned off, the duct of your dryer is certainly filled with lint, which increases your electricity bill.
The cost of dryer vent cleaning
If you are a condominium owner, the cleaning fee will be based on the number of units and access to the dryer vent outlets outside. The rate will be lower for ducts grouped in a single exit on the roof. If you are cleaning the ventilation ducts in your home for heating or air exchangers. At Imperial Cleaning you can have your dryer vent cleaned at a lower rate.
Dryer vent cleaning and proper maintenance will save you unnecessary costs!