One dirty little secret is that when enough lint, hair and dust build up in your dryer duct it can actually push open the cover on the duct to the outside of your home. Even a small gap can allow insects and small critters to crawl into your vent and make nests. If this happens, it could take a while before you know where the insects are coming from, allowing a small incursion to become an infestation. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact Action Air Duct to clean out that buildup before the bugs crawl in!
You already know that if you don’t clean your lint filter it can shorten the life of your dryer by making it work harder and less efficiently. What you may not realize is that not cleaning your dryer ductwork can have the same effect. The effect of a slowly clogging vent is that you may not realize that your dryer is getting less efficient because it happens over time. You just suddenly realize one day that you are having to put your clothes through multiple times just to get the same result as when you put it through once!
So now your dryer is not working as well. Clothes are taking longer and longer to dry and when they do dry, they are very, very hot. Your dryer is working overtime and your energy consumption has gone up. When your dryer runs more often you use more electricity, and your energy bill increases. For cheaper energy bills and higher energy efficiency, let Action Air Duct clean your dryer duct to keep it working efficiently!
According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2014-2018, local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 13,820 home structure fires per year in which dryers were the ignition source. These clothes dryer fires caused an average of $233 million in direct property damage annually. One-third (32 percent) of dryer fires were caused by a failure to clean. Don’t let your home become a statistic! Call Action Air Duct and protect your family and your property!