Preventing dryer lint buildup can make a huge impact on both your appliance’s performance and the safety of your home! The first step is to clean the dryer’s lint trap after each and every load. Simply removing that little bit of lint every time can go a long way toward slowing the accumulation of lint inside the dryer and dryer vent.
However, just cleaning out the lint trap isn’t enough. You also need to have the dryer duct itself cleaned on a routine basis. This is a simple process, but it’s usually best done by a professional dryer vent cleaning company. They’ll use a special rotary brush and vacuum to power away any lint that has built up inside the duct itself. If you live in an apartment building, that doesn’t mean you have to skip routine dryer vent cleaning. Just call your maintenance department to come out and clean the dryer ducting.
You may think that accumulated lint in your dryer is no big deal, but it’s important to remember that this is a dangerous situation that dramatically increases your risk of a dryer fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, laundry room fires account for nearly $240 million in direct property damage each year, and 92% of the fires are started by dryers.
Stay safer by making sure your dryer vents are cleaned! And if you have any other questions or concerns about your dryer, don’t hesitate to call All Brands Appliance Repair. We are standing by to provide you with dryer repair expertise backed by 46+ years of experience in the business. Contact us now.