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  • Reduce Energy Costs. When you have a clogged dryer vent, your dryer needs to repeat cycles to dry a load of laundry. Without good exhaust flow through the system, clothes take much longer to dry, resulting in wasted energy, money, and time. This inefficiency can cost a homeowner up to $25 more a month to operate their dryer.
  • Protect Dryer’s Service Life. Preserving your dryer's service life is as simple as performing regular and annual preventative maintenance. Operating your dryer under high temperatures or longer cycles because of a clogged dryer vent shortens your dryer's service life.
  • Stop Repair Bills. If a clogged dryer vent becomes severe, the dryer will overheat to the point of blowing a thermal fuse (in most dryers). The thermal fuse can fail multiple times before the homeowner figures out, they have an obstructed dryer vent that needs servicing.
  • Improve Drying Times. Keeping your lint screen clean after each cycle and scrubbing it with soapy water and a soft brush periodically, as well as performing an annual inspection and dryer vent cleaning, will keep your dryer exhaust system running efficiently.
  • Preserve Clothing Life. A restricted dryer vent will elevate air temperature within the dryer tumbler and damage or shrink delicate fabrics. Some material will wear or fray more quickly because of prolonged tumbling, while other textiles exposed to long periods of moist hot air will take on a musty smell.
  • Prevent Stains on Walls & Ceilings. Water stains developing on a wall or ceiling where a duct passes behind often means a dryer exhaust issue. As clothes dry, water vapor is exhausted through the system to the outside termination point. If a clog exists, the heated moist air has no place to go, cools to a liquid state, and remains trapped in the duct. If the dryer duct is airtight, the problem remains inside the dryer vent system. However, if the vent pipe seam or fittings are compromised, water will escape and leak onto the surrounding insulation and any material in its path.
  • Halt the Purchase of a New Dryer. It is common for customers to tell me their old dryer took too long to dry and purchased a new one. To their surprise, the same problem occurred with the new dryer, and they couldn’t figure out why. That’s when they called us, and we discovered a clogged dryer vent that needed servicing.
  • Remove Allergens. When a dryer vent clog occurs, there is a partial or complete airflow restriction through the vent system.That blockage prevents the regular evacuation of lint and dust from the dryer exhaust. Instead, it blows back into the laundry room, filling the air with dust particles and irritants, affecting those in contact.
  • Prevent a Hazardous Condition. A blocked dryer vent will likely result in an unwanted situation and if severe enough will put your family or occupants in harm’s way.