You might think that because dryer ducts are short and easy to access, you can handle cleaning themselves. However, a simple mistake can lead to a major problem. Hiring a professional will ensure that your dryer duct was cleaned sufficiently and is no longer harboring any lint which dramatically reduces the risk of a dryer fire. At Paramount Restoration, we want to make sure that our clients understand why it is important that you have your dryer ducts professionally cleaned routinely.
The Importance of Dryer Duct Cleaning
Dryer lint accumulates everywhere. The lint you see in the lint trap isn’t the only place you find lint, it also builds up in the interior dryer duct, the dryer vent, and within the dryer itself. When homeowners attempt to clean their dryer ducts on their own, they may feel that they did a good enough job. But good enough does not always equate to good and rarely ever is it great. Household vacuums lack a strong enough suction to thoroughly clean your dryer duct. In fact, attempting to get the job done with your vacuum can actually make the problem worse as they then compact the lint and cause blockages in the vents and ducts. Such blockages will act as a lint catcher inside your dryer duct allowing lint to accumulate rather quickly. Professionals are able to come in and clean your dryer duct completely so that you can rest assured that they are clean.
Challenges You Might Face When Cleaning Your Dryer Duct Yourself
Majority of homeowners do not have the means nor the tools necessary to clean their entire vents. On top of that, most homes have flexible foil or plastic ducts that are more likely to allow lint to accumulate in the ridges of those flexible ducts. As you are aware, your ducts need to be cleaned. But did you know that your dryer itself also requires you to remove any lint that has built up within it? In order to do so, you must get inside the access panel in order to clean all of the machine’s elements.Experienced dryer duct cleaning professionals are familiar with a slew of dryers so they know what to expect and can clean your dryer entirely.
How Frequently Should You Get Your Dryer Duct clean?
Here are a few signs that your dryer duct needs cleaned…
- Have you noticed that it is taking multiple cycles to get your clothes dry?
- Have you noticed significant amounts of lint collecting near your dryer door?
- Has your dryer shut off as a result of overheating? Is it getting really hot?
If you said yes to just one of these, it is time for a fry duct cleaning. Run, don’t walk– all of these are signs that your dryer is at risk of catching fire. We advise all of our clients that they should have their dryer ducts cleaned annually.
Avoid the risk. We guarantee that our team of professionals will get the job done efficiently and in a timely manner.
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