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When is the last time you cleaned your dryer vents?


Many homeowners neglect to realize how important having your dryer vents cleaned out each year is. With a busy schedule, it’s a task that can easily slip your mind; however, it is a necessary tasks that, if not done, can result in serious consequences. This article will focus on what some of the most basic consequences are, and how beneficial having your dryer vents annually cleaned is.

Homeowners that fail to annually clean their dryer vents are consistently at risk of increasingly steep utility bills. This is directly tied to the fact that the restricted airflow causes your dryer to work harder in order to accomplish its job. Another consequence of poor dryer vent maintenance is clogged or dirty vents can result in damages to both your clothes and the dryer itself. Whether you’re a homeowner, living in an apartment, duplex, or town home, you need to have your dryer vents annually cleaned. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, approximately 20,000 fires are started each year as a result of clotted dryer vents. While this job can be done on your own, professional plumbers have been trained to get the job done quickly and completely. We use state of the art equipment in order to ensure that all excess dirt and lint is cleared out.
Aside from eliminating safety concerns, annually cleaning out your dryer vents offers a tremendous array of benefits. These benefits include, but are not limited to, protecting your home from smoke and pollutants, significantly lowering your utility costs, and allowing your dryer to run more effectively. There are a few key characteristics that will tell you if you’re currently suffering from clogged dryer vents. The first characteristic is that your clothes may be taking a great deal of time to completely dry; and the second characteristic is that you’re clothes are accumulating tears, rips, and the like. This is 100 percent avoidable. As a licensed and reputable plumbing company, we know what it takes to get the job done. Call your provider today and start cutting your energy costs in half; as well as remove you and your family out of harm’s way. Need to clean out the dryer vents in your Arlington home? Call The Plumbing Dr at 703-525-9280 and schedule a service call today!
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